SOS race: Britton ad hits Watson on lack of support for President Trump


WDAM – Pine Belt Mayors endorse Tom King

Pine Belt mayors endorse Tom King

Six mayors from the Pine Belt region announced their support for the re-election campaign of Mississippi Department of Transportation Southern District Commissioner Tom King.

Hattiesburg Mayor Toby Barker, Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee, Petal Mayor Hal Marx, Prentiss Mayor Charley Dumas, Bassfield Mayor Pat Courtney and New Augusta Mayor Joe Gallaspy released a letter of endorsement Monday during a brief announcement.

In the endorsement, the group touts King’s fair and equitable support for all communities across south Mississippi, both rural and urban.

McRae releases new ad for State Treasurer


WCBI – State Treasurer candidates stop by Columbus

NEWSMS – John Davis to retire as head of DHS

Mississippi Department of Human Services announced today that Executive Director, John Davis, has decided to retire effective July 31, 2019. Davis has served in his current role since Governor Phil Bryant appointed him to the position in January 2016. Prior to his appointment, Davis served as Deputy Administrator for Programs, Office Director for the Division of Economic Assistance and worked on the local, regional and state level.

Davis was also appointed by Governor Kirk Fordice as the Director of the Lincoln County Department of Human Services in 1998 until his appointment in 2005 to the position of Director of State Operations for Department of Economic Assistance.

WJTV – Mississippi task force considers the risks and benefits of ‘hemp’

YP – Who said what at Jacinto?


Wicker warns against rising tide of socialism


WTOK – Applications for 4 Mississippi charter schools move forward

Groups seeking to open four charter schools in Mississippi are moving forward, while one group is being rejected.

The state’s Charter School Authorizer Board Monday voted to accept four applications as complete and eligible for a final decision.

Two schools are proposed for Greenwood, with one each for Canton and Vicksburg.

All four finalists have previously applied and been unsuccessful.

WJTV – School supplies included in Mississippi sales tax holiday weekend

WAPT – Mississippi campaign helps address teacher shortage

See the source imageA new initiative is underway to help address Mississippi’s teacher shortage.

“We are trying to reach people who are aspiring to be teachers,” state schools Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright said. “They could be in high school. They could be teacher assistants, or they could be professionals looking to change careers.”

Wright introduced the Teach Mississippi campaign Monday during an education conference in Jackson. The initiative has a website to attract future teachers by having other teachers tell their stories about why they do their jobs. Wright said the teacher shortage is a nationwide problem.

Ag Commissioner Gipson on Genuine MS podcast


WJTV – Former Lumberton Police Chief files lawsuit against city

Hyde-Smith welcomes elimination of Obama-era environmental regulations


WLBT – Rankin School Board to implement 2 mil tax hike

Rankin School Board to implement 2 mil tax hikeIf you live in Rankin County, your taxes will soon rise.

The School Board has included a 2 mil tax increase in their budget for the next fiscal year. Board President Grumpy Farmer says 90% of the money will go to supplement the statewide teacher pay raise.

The school board wants to award each certified teacher with an extra $1,300 per year.

GULFLIVE – EEOC complaintants file lawsuit against City of Moss Point, Mayor Mario King

The City of Moss Point has been rocked by another lawsuit.Another lawsuit has been filed against the City of Moss Point and Mayor Mario King in his official capacity based on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaints filed against the city in January.

The lawsuit alleges since King took office in July of 2017, “the atmosphere for many of the older workers in the city has changed.”

“The mayor has exhibited a disregard for the law and individual rights of many of his employees, even extending his unlawful behavior to elected officials in the city and county,” the lawsuit states.