Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis Found Not-Guilty In Retrial

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 20th, 2017 at 5:52 pm

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Ethics, Greg Davis, Immorality, Law Enforcement, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Oxford, Southaven

The verdict came in the second day of Davis’ retrial, and reversed his 2014 conviction on both charges. The state Court of Appeals threw out the original verdict in 2016, ruling Davis should have received a change of venue due to pre-trial publicity.

Empower MS Hires Two Outreach Coordinators To Connect To More Parents Across State

By Keith Plunkett | June 12th, 2017 at 7:24 am

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Keith Plunkett is the Policy and Communications Director for the United Conservatives Fund, and the Founder and Publisher of MississippiPEP.com.

Filed Under: Charter Schools, City of Jackson, Delta, Desoto County, Education, Empower Mississippi, Feature Stories, Gulf Coast, Influencing Institutions, Leadership, Liberty, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, News, Politics, School Choice

Empower Mississippi has successfully pushed a number of education reform policies through the Legislature, including a program that allows students with disabilities to receive monetary assistance for educational expenses. On June 8, the organization announced the hiring of two community outreach coordinators, Anna Beth Houston and Constance White. Empower Mississippi President Grant Callen announced the two […]

Governor Signs ABLE Act Allowing Tax-Free Savings To Assist Special Needs

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 14th, 2017 at 9:46 pm

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Governor, Inspirational, Kevin Blackwell, Leadership, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Public Service, Republican, Taxes

The sponsor of the bill, state Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Olive Branch, called the legislation significant for the lives of those affected by disabilities and special needs.

“It’s something that will help folks not only now but provide down the line for families who have children with special needs,” Blackwell said. “At the time of the demise of their parents, these children will have the resources to be cared for and live as full and productive lives as possible.”

Abernathy Resigns Southaven Planning Commission, Files Complaint Over Unconstitutional Sign Ordinance

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 2nd, 2017 at 7:49 am

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Filed Under: Elections, Liberty, Mississippi Municipalities, News, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Property rights, Southaven

Don Abernathy, who was first appointed to the Southaven Planning Commission in 2013 and resigned in 2015, said he was told by Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite if he pursued his objections to the city’s sign ordinances, which primarily involve political campaign signs, it would be “a conflict of interest” and he would need to step […]

DA to Decide If Sen. Chris Massey Will Face Criminal Charges Over Fight With Shovel

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 10th, 2016 at 3:29 pm

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Filed Under: Chris Massey, Desoto County, Ethics, Law Enforcement, Legislature, News, Olive Branch, Public Safety

A grand jury could decide whether to indict a Mississippi lawmaker and others in a shovel-swinging brawl in a DeSoto County subdivision. A summer fracas involving Mississippi state Sen. Chris Massey will go to a prosecutor to decide if criminal charges are warranted. During a hearing last week in Olive Branch Municipal Court, attorneys agreed […]

MS Supreme Court Candidate Steve Crampton Takes Strong Constitutional Stance on Religious Freedom at DeSoto Forum

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2016 at 10:38 am

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Filed Under: Abortion, Christianity, Civil Rights, Culture, Desoto County, Elections, Ethics, Leadership, Liberty, Mississippi Supreme Court, News, North Mississippi, Obamacare, Principles of Freedom, Pro-life, Public Service, Religion, Southaven

For traditional conservatives not many issues take on the level of importance as does religious freedom these days. While all three of the candidates in Southaven on Tuesday made the requisite references to the Constitution, it was Crampton who addressed directly the current political attempts to alter the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of religion.

State Sen. Chris Massey arrested on assault charges. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 7th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

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Filed Under: Chris Massey, Desoto County, Ethics, Legislature, Mississippi State Senate, News, North Mississippi, Politicos, Republican

UPDATE: WREG has updated their original report: “Preliminary information suggested a local gardener was working in a subdivision when he was trying to get to a lawn to mow the lawn. “According to the man Senator Massey’s truck was blocking the roadway, but he refused to move it. “Words were exchanged and that’s when Massey […]

Callen defends Empower Mississippi campaign tactics to defeat Desoto legislators. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 24th, 2015 at 7:07 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Education

   The man behind the Empower Mississippi support of legislative challengers to long-time DeSoto County legislators defeated in the August primary election held firm behind the organization’s methods during a presentation to the Rotary Club of Olive Branch Tuesday. Many of its mailings that backed the challengers in the election were labeled as negative advertising, […]

PLUNKETT: Constitutional Conservatism is about neither blind allegiance nor political jihad.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 19th, 2014 at 9:30 pm

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Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, County Government, Desoto County, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Generation Mississippi, Keith Plunkett, Opinion, Republican

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett It is unfortunate to see the misrepresentation going on by Ryan Walters, and his descent into labeling and grouping anyone and everyone who doesn’t adhere to what he perceives to be the “politically correct” way to worship at the “politically correct” alter. His latest comes on the heels of some […]

Gov. Bryant in DeSoto County to tout states ranking as best to practice medicine.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 11th, 2014 at 9:47 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, health, Phil Bryant

The state of Mississippi is found at the top of several state rankings, many of which are normally not positive. But for the second straight year, the Magnolia State tops the list of best states to practice medicine. Gov. Phil Bryant visited Southaven Thursday to promote that fact. Bryant also encouraged DeSoto County leaders to […]