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 […]

A look at the Mayoral winners across the state.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 6th, 2013 at 7:05 am

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Filed Under: Bay St. Louis, Billy Hewes, Connie Moran, Democrats, Elections, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Olive Branch, Politics, Republican

Most Mississippi cities held municipal elections Tuesday. Here’s a glance at some of the mayors who take office July 1, along with a note about whether they’re starting a first or subsequent term: Biloxi: Republican A.J. Holloway, sixth term. Brandon: Republican Butch Lee, first full term. The former alderman was appointed mayor when the former […]

Davis fighting against Auditor Pickering’s claimed recovery amount.

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 9th, 2013 at 7:51 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Ethics, Greg Davis, Law Enforcement, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Politics, Republican, Southaven, Stacey Pickering

Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is asking a Hinds County judge to throw out part of the $70,000 that the state auditor alleges he owes for unsubstantiated personal expenses. The Commercial Appeal reports that Davis is scheduled to be in chancery court in Jackson on Wednesday. Davis argues his reimbursements followed state law. He says contends […]

House nixes appointed Superintendents and ACT college entrance requirement for teachers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 12th, 2013 at 6:32 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Education, Legislature, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, MS State Government, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

Senate Bill 2199, which was supposed to lead to more appointed superintendents around the state, lost on a 65-52 vote. Members then voted 60-59 to amend Senate Bill 2658 to cut a requirement that students score at least 21 on the ACT college test to enter teacher preparation programs. The House left intact a requirement […]

Possible settlement mentioned in civil trial of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 8th, 2013 at 6:54 am

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Ethics, Greg Davis, Law Enforcement, MS State Government, Republican, Southaven, Stacey Pickering

There is talk of a possible settlement in the civil trial of embattled Southaven Mayor Greg Davis now that civil proceedings have been postponed until May. The civil matter could be settled after Davis’ criminal trial involving embezzlement and other related charges are dealt with in April. Davis has been indicted on three state counts […]

Fox: Desoto Superintendents use of scare tactics against Charter Schools is appalling.

By MississippI PEP Staff | February 2nd, 2013 at 7:19 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Contributor, Desoto County, Education, Mississippi, MS State Government, North Mississippi, Olive Branch, Opinion, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

BY: Heather Fox @heatfox It is appalling how DeSoto County Schools sends out mass e-mails to all staff, teachers, etc., dictating them to rally against charter schools, and then we have staff or their family members writing untruths on media venues about the education reform being considered by legislators. The superintendent tells principals they will […]

Plunkett: Kuykendall and Superintendents Assn. preparing to play hardball over Charters, PERS and Appointment legislation

By MississippI PEP Staff | January 9th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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Filed Under: Desoto County, Education, Elections, Keith Plunkett, Legislature, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

BY: B. Keith Plunkett @Keithplunkett You might think Desoto County Kingpin Milton Kuykendall and the many other Superintendents of government schools across the state would have their hands full getting back to educating Mississippi children after the holidays. You’d be wrong. A mass email went out Tuesday afternoon from Kuykendall to over 140 Desoto County […]