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

Stion discontinues operations in Hattiesburg.

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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: 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.

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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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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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 […]

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree Refuses to Answer Questions About Problems at City Lagoon, Smacks Cameraman Instead.

By MississippI PEP Staff | August 26th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

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Filed Under: Ethics, Hattiesburg, Immorality, Johnny Dupree, News, Weird News

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny Dupree, a former Democrat candidate for governor, got testy on Friday, refusing to answer questions about a permitting issue with the city, and finally smacking the cameraman.

MDA allows for lower job requirements in state contract with solar panel company

By MississippI PEP Staff | July 11th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

Stion discontinues operations in Hattiesburg.

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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: Business, Economic Development, Economy, Energy, Hattiesburg, MDA

Stion Corp. has renegotiated its contract with state in which its commitment of jobs creation has been cut in half and its time limit was lengthened by five years. Its memorandum of understanding with the Mississippi Development Authority, city of Hattiesburg and Forrest County, which was amended in November, was obtained by the Mississippi Business […]

Ware Campaign files challenge to Hattiesburg Mayors race.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2013 at 6:50 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Ethics, Hattiesburg, Johnny Dupree, Mississippi Municipalities, Pine Belt, Politics, Voter Fraud

An election challenge has been filed contesting the results of the June 4 Hattiesburg municipal election in which Mayor Johnny DuPree defeated Dave Ware by 37 votes. The petition was filed in circuit court Monday afternoon by the Ware campaign. It alleges widespread voter irregularities and is asking a judge to throw out the results […]

Ware challenges Hattiesburg Mayor’s results.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 10th, 2013 at 7:41 am

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Filed Under: Democrats, Elections, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Politics

115 affidavit ballots rejected in 37 vote win. Tuesday’s mayoral election between Mayor Johnny DuPree and Dave Ware provided high drama as three excruciating days of vote-counting saw the incumbent win by the slimmest of margins. In the end, it also provided plenty of doubt as to the validity of its outcome. “There were too […]

DuPree tops Ware by 37 votes in Hub City nail-biter.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 6th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

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Filed Under: Democrats, Elections, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Politics, Republican

In one of the closest mayor’s races in Mississippi history, Mayor Johnny Dupree of Hattiesburg, a former Democrat candidate for Governor, retains the office. After affidavit ballots were counted today, Mayor Johnny DuPree netted 37 more votes than Councilman Dave Ware in Hattiesburg’s mayoral race. Unofficial results show DuPree with 4,775 votes to Ware’s 4,738. […]

Girls Staters playing politics in Hattiesburg

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 3rd, 2013 at 8:33 am

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Filed Under: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics

Girls State started Sunday at the University of Southern Mississippi with about 300 rising high school seniors arriving for the weeklong program. The girls spent the day registering and checking into their dorm before attending opening ceremonies. The 65th session of Girls State is sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. During the course of six […]

GOP Sen. Billy Hudson breaks ranks, supports Medicaid expansion.

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 25th, 2013 at 6:11 am

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Filed Under: Billy Hudson, Entitlements, Federal Government, Governor, Hattiesburg, health, Legislature, Medicaid, Mississippi, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, Obamacare, Phil Bryant, Politics, Republican, Spending, Toby Barker

State Sen. Billy Hudson of Hattiesburg says he supports Medicaid expansion, making him the only state Republican to publicly buck Gov. Phil Bryant and the GOP legislative leadership on the issue. But another Republican lawmaker from Hattiesburg says the issue “is not going away” and Medicaid expansion will have to be dealt with. “I’m not […]