Reeves goes live on Facebook while Hood skips first debate on WJTV

Hood to Reeves on debate: See you in Hattiesburg October 10th

 

CLARION LEDGER – Sid Salter: 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election may have echoes from the 1999 campaign

Sid SalterIn 1999, Mississippi’s House of Representative had a solid majority of Democrats.  Today, the Republican Party controls both the House and Senate in the Mississippi Legislature.

In 1999, there were two strong contenders from the GOP and Democratic parties along with an independent and a third-party candidate. That is exactly the scenario in the current election.

What are the chances that history repeats itself in 2019? Given the strong performance of former Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller in the GOP primaries, it’s certainly a very plausible possibility that the leading candidate on Nov. 5 has a plurality rather than a majority, casting the outcome into the House.



But here’s where things are different. In 1999, Musgrove had the House Democratic majority to fall back on. Hood does not. In a 2019 repeat of the plurality scenario, the GOP majority in the House still makes Reeves the favorite.

Congressman Guest releases video statement on impeachment

 

Sen. Hyde-Smith on impeachment: Democrats “grasping at straws”

 

WJTV – New statewide task force discusses hemp

WLOX – Second former MDOT employee charged with embezzlement

Second former MDOT employee charged with embezzlementA second former MDOT worker was booked into the Hinds County jail following an indictment charging him with embezzlement.

Forty-nine-year-old Jarrod Wayne Ravencraft of Jackson turned himself in to authorities Wednesday following his indictment on one cont of embezzlement.

Ravencraft is accused of converting more than $10,000 in gift cards to his own use between June 2017 through March 2018 while employed at MDOT.



Dept of Commerce approves disaster declaration for fishing communities

 

NEWSMS – Mississippi Tourism Association applaud accomplishments of state’s tourism industry

The Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) recognized the impact and accomplishments of the state’s tourism industry at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus, Miss. on Sept. 22-24, 2019.

This annual educational and professional development event brought together more than 250 tourism industry professionals from across the state as well as tourism partners from the surrounding region.

The awards program gives MTA the opportunity to recognize the best of the best from their 300+-member organization.  Awards were presented in 15 categories, each focusing on a different aspect of the hospitality industry or individual achievement.