Reeves releases new ad – Look under the Hood
Jim Hood loves to make commercials with dogs and trucks, but you’d better look under the hood. He’s calling for a big tax increase, more reckless lawsuits, and opposing Donald Trump just like the rest of his party. pic.twitter.com/p8XRHsQmFc
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) September 23, 2019
She first commented on this in a social media post last week:
“ASK YOURSELF WHY,” the post began.
“Given my credentials and experience, I wonder why the Democratic nominee for Governor and current Attorney General appears to be working to get my Republican opponent elected?…”…
His first stop was at the Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi. Hughes toured the facility on the USM campus and shared his plans for education and healthcare with supporters.
“It all starts with education. It’s something I’ve been saying for years, and that means educating ourselves about what we are voting for, because this is going to be an election that makes a difference on education, healthcare, roads and bridges, mental illness and addiction,” said Hughes.
YP – 5th Circuit to hear SD 22 appeal
This is a seat that @msdemocrats had targeted. Legislature adopted a 58% BVAP redistricting plan in March after Reeves threatened to implement a plan via the Court.
— Yall Politics (@MSyallpolitics) September 23, 2019
Councilman De’Keither Stamps, a Democrat and Republican Brent Bailey are facing off in November.
Bailey ran in 2015 but lost, he says there are conservative solutions to issues facing the office of PSC like new ways to find energy
“There’s certainly a price point out there that’s going to be more attractive not just to residential homeowners but, to small business and even large industries who have whether it’s an internal sustainability goals they want to meet or you know reducing their carbon footprint,” said Bailey.
Councilman Stamps says the use of renewable resources should be utilized better in Mississippi.
SOS announces Promote the Vote campaign
Registration for #PromotetheVote is open! This year’s program “MY vote is MY voice” encourages students to participate in a mock election for Governor and art and essay contests!
To register: https://t.co/LUDovE9xgL… For more information: https://t.co/vLVE8Uqn17… @MPBOnline pic.twitter.com/JNxqYG4E0H
— Mississippi SOS (@MississippiSOS) September 23, 2019
According to Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership President Chad Newell, overall job growth has gone up 3.8% in the last year.
In overall growth, Hattiesburg is number one in Mississippi and top 20 in the nation, according to Newell.
WXXV – Local lawmakers want legal action for Spillway damages
A member of the Canton School Board has been sentenced to prison for witness intimidation.
A Madison County judge sentenced Courtney Rainey to 15 years in prison. The judge suspended three years of the sentence, so Rainey will serve 12 years in prison, court officials said.
Rainey is one of several people who were charged with trying to influence the 2017 Canton municipal election. Prosecutors said Rainey is accused of bribing voters with Walmart gift cards and cash. She is also accused of improperly helping people fill out absentee ballots.
WCBI – Mississippi Gaming Commission releases August numbers
WDAM – Wicker, Hyde-Smith, Thompson and Guest announce $3.75 million for 12 Mississippi school districts
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., and Congressmen Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Michael Guest, R-Miss., announced a $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access.
The Consortium, comprised of 12 school districts in rural, high-poverty communities, provides high school students with access to advanced science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses.
“This funding will give more Mississippi students access to the advanced coursework they need to achieve their full potential,” Wicker said. “All students deserve the same educational opportunities regardless of where they live.”…
…Now in its third year of operation, the Consortium has served high-achieving students in 12 school districts: Aberdeen, Booneville, Coahoma AHS, Holmes County, Houston, Humphreys County, Lauderdale County, North Bolivar, Philadelphia, Pontotoc County, Scott County, and Quitman County. The University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Jackson State University, and Millsaps College are among the universities involved in the project.
Congressman Palazzo announces tele-town hall
I’ll be hosting a Tele-Town Hall on Thursday night at 6:30 pm.
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) September 23, 2019
A candidate for district attorney of the 10th Circuit Court District, Michael Grace, was arrested Monday for allegedly being in contempt of court.
Chancery Judge Larry Primeaux issued the order, requiring the sheriff to take Grace into custody and sentencing him to 24 hours in the Clarke County Jail and fining him $500.
According to the court document, Grace was ordered previously to be in court Monday to represent a client in a case and was late, sending his secretary in his place. Primeaux’ order called this “unacceptable”.
Pearl hosting NRA Championship for Law Enforcement Officers
Great day at the new MLEOTA shooting facility in Pearl for the start of the @NRA Championship for Law Enforcement Officers. The NRA signed a 5 year contract to host the Championship right here in Mississippi. This will be the 57th year of competition. pic.twitter.com/q96PpWoRFK
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) September 23, 2019
Monday was far from routine for the kids at the Pediatric Center of McComb, where the story time included a reading by Mississippi First Lady Deborah Bryant.
Bryant beamed as she crawled around on the floor with the children, tugging on their toes and telling them which little piggy did what, and getting hugs from a good many of them.
She handed out sunglasses as she read the children’s book “Pete the Cat and the Magic Sunglasses.”