Reeves goes live on Facebook while Hood skips first debate on WJTV
Hood to Reeves on debate: See you in Hattiesburg October 10th
Tate Reeves: he’s been lost for eight years. I will see him at the first debate in Hattiesburg on October 10th…and the second and third, if he can find his way to the right place. #MSgov
— Jim Hood (@HoodForGovernor) September 26, 2019
CLARION LEDGER – Sid Salter: 2019 Mississippi gubernatorial election may have echoes from the 1999 campaign
In 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
— Congressman Michael Guest (@RepMichaelGuest) September 25, 2019
Sen. Hyde-Smith on impeachment: Democrats “grasping at straws”
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) September 25, 2019
WJTV – New statewide task force discusses hemp
A 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
Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies & has been a way of life for generations of Americans. This determination acknowledges the critical role fisheries play in our communities, & the risks they face from natural disasters & other causes beyond their control. https://t.co/l3d41UtP3V
— Sec. Wilbur Ross (@SecretaryRoss) September 25, 2019
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.