WADE: If I Could Just Make a Difference in One Child…

By Jerel Wade | July 10th, 2017 at 3:23 pm

BY: Jerel Wade /

Jerel Wade is an educator and small business owner from Jones County, MS.

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Education, Ethics, Feature Stories, Leadership, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Pine Belt, Teachers

Teachers who demand the best of themselves see their students demand the best of themselves as well. No Child Left Behind should not have to be a law; it should be ingrained in the framework of every educator.

Taxpayer Funded “Economic Development” Project In Hattiesburg Is Latest Struggling To Make Payments And Hit Job Numbers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 5th, 2017 at 10:47 am

BY: MississippI PEP Staff /

The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Business, Economic Development, Economy, Energy, Ethics, Hattiesburg, MDA, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Taxes

Stion had been working closely with the Mississippi Development Authority to rework the terms of its original $75 million loan with the state. Capital investment projection numbers were lowered to $250 million by December 2019 and job creation numbers dropped to 500 by December 2022.

Lawsuit Over MS House Vote That Flipped Seat From Democrat Eaton to Republican Tullos Has Day In Court. 

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 2nd, 2016 at 7:22 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Democrats, Ethics, Mississippi State House, News, Pine Belt

US judge hears arguments in Mississippi House election spat Voters who filed suit are demanding that Democratic former Rep. Bo Eaton of Taylorsville be seated in place of Republican Rep. Mark Tullos of Raleigh. The election in Smith and Jasper counties was certified a tie, and Eaton won a tiebreaker in a drawing of straws. […]

PLUNKETT: McCluskey’s Run For Congress Demonstrates How Public Service Can Be More Than Politics

By Keith Plunkett | November 8th, 2016 at 11:27 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

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

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Elections, Ethics, Faith, Federal Government, Gulf Coast, Influencing Institutions, Inspirational, Leadership, Opinion, Pine Belt, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Ric McCluskey, Steven Palazzo, US Congress, Virtue

Win, Lose or Draw, Ric McCluskey’s Ability to Reevaluate and Act On Quickly Changing Circumstances in the Race For CD-4 Strengthens His Future As Much as it Weakened Congressman Steven Palazzo. Ric McCluskey is a guy who actively and aggressively works for what and who he believes in without apology. He is a Marine, and […]

KIHYET: A Personal Perspective: Millennials, Conservatism, and Faith

By Jon Kihyet | October 27th, 2016 at 8:51 pm

BY: Jon Kihyet / Mississippi PEP Contributor

Jon Kihyet is a Regional Captain in the Pine Belt area for the Convention of States Project in Mississippi and contributes to Mississippi PEP from Sumrall, Mississippi. He can be reached by email at jonathan.kihyet@cosaction.com

Filed Under: Contributor, Culture, Elections, Ethics, Faith, Inspirational, Jon Kihyet, Liberty, Mississippi, Mississippi PEP, Opinion, Pine Belt, Principles of Freedom, Religion

The Fruits of Labor I was born in 1989, in the coastal town of Pascagoula, MS. At the time of my birth, my mother was a stay at home wife caring for my older brother. My father worked two jobs – one at Ingalls Shipyard and another for the late Pete Avara. When I watch […]

Wayne County GOP Scholarship Gala to Raise Money for Student Campaign Volunteers.

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 21st, 2016 at 9:48 pm

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Angela Burks Hill, Education, Events, Mike Hurst, Pine Belt, Politics

The Wayne County Republican Party will hold a fundraiser on October the 22nd at 6:30pm at Under The C Catfish House, 1863 Highway 45 S, Buckatunna, MS 39322. Funds will go towards fscholarships awarded to students from Wayne County who have volunteered their time to work on campaigns for Republicans. Speakers for the event will […]

PLUNKETT: Repeat Conservative Awards Show McDaniel’s Consistent Approach to Governance.

By Keith Plunkett | October 17th, 2016 at 5:59 am

BY: Keith Plunkett / Managing Editor

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

Filed Under: Chris McDaniel, Contributor, Culture, Inspirational, Keith Plunkett, Leadership, Legislature, Liberty, Melanie Sojourner, MS State Government, News, Opinion, Pine Belt, Politics, Principles of Freedom, Thad Cochran, US Congress, Virtue, Voter Fraud

“Courage, conviction, purpose and direction; these are all important attributes. But, to legislate conservatively requires also the characteristic of consistency.” Senator Chris McDaniel has illustrated how courage is connected to a commitment that fully comprehends the outcome of legislative actions. His constituents from Senate District 42 in the Pine Belt that follow him closely know he […]

Petal Native Stationed in Afghanistan Revives Drowned Afghan Toddler

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 2nd, 2016 at 7:32 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Culture, Ethics, Inspirational, Leadership, News, Petal, Public Safety, Public Service

A Petal, Miss., native used his medical training to revive a drowned Afghan toddler while conducting counterinsurgency operations Sept. 11. The day started out as a normal day in Afghanistan for Seaman Apprentice Byron McGill, a Navy corpsman from Petal serving with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment. He checked his gear, as well […]

Tax Evasion Trial Begins For Forrest County Deputy Implicated in Election Fraud For Dupree and Cochran

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 14th, 2016 at 6:30 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Bennie Thompson, Democrats, Federal Government, Hattiesburg, Johnny Dupree, Taxes, US Congress

12 jurors and two alternates will hear the case of Forrest County Chief Deputy Charles Bolton and his wife, Linda. Bolton was a key figure implicated in two cases of election fraud in 2013 and 2014. Samuel Lindsay, who was an inmate in 2013 during the election for Mayor of Hattiesburg, testified during a trial […]

Nearly 100 Teachers Chosen to Serve on MDE’s First Mississippi Teacher Council

By MississippI PEP Staff | September 7th, 2016 at 7:38 am

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The MS PEP Staff consists of a number of volunteers across the state dedicated to sharing news and commentary important to conservatives.

Filed Under: Carey Wright, Education, Events, Hattiesburg, MDE, Mississippi, Regions, Teachers

The Mississippi Department of Education announced last week what department officials describe as “an experienced and highly regarded group of professionals from across the state.”  The group of teachers will serve on the first Mississippi Teacher Council (MTC). In order to qualify for consideration to the council teachers had to: Be a classroom teacher for […]