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Delta's banks stay open, spared flood problems so far

By Ted Carter SANDESTIN,. Fla. — Mississippi’s historic flood has yet to force a bank shut down, says Mississippi Banking Commissioner John Allison. Allison, in Sandestin for the annual convention of the Mississippi Bankers Association, said the lone disruption of a financial services business occurred with Tower Loans in Rolling Fork. The business itself has not been damaged by high ...

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Corn farmers call Fish and Wildlife guidelines 'unreasonable'

WILCOX, Neb. — Gale Lush, chairman of the American Corn Growers Foundation (ACGF), has filed official comments with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on proposed Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines and Eagle Guidance. Lush sad the “guidelines are extremely onerous, unreasonable, unworkable and unnecessary. The guidelines cannot be scientifically justified. They amount to burdensome over-regulation and will result in dramatic ...

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Entergy presents report on MISO membership to Commissioners

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc. has provided a report to the Mississippi Public Service Commission outlining the expected benefits of joining the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator. On April 25, the company announced its proposal to join MISO, a regional transmission organization serving 13 states. Entergy Mississippi anticipates formally asking the MPSC for approval later this year to transfer operational ...

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Riverwalk Casino does not plan to close despite rising river

VICKSBURG — Riverwalk Casino Hotel is still in operation despite the rising Mississippi River. And the gaming venue says it does not plan to close. “Riverwalk plans to remain open for the duration of the flooding crisis, barring unforeseen developments,” says Rob Long, general manager at Riverwalk. The casino said it has a detailed plan in place should it be ...

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MDES: Flood could displace 15,000 workers

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Department of Employment Security estimates as many as 15,000 workers may be left temporarily jobless by the flooding. Disaster Unemployment Assistance is available to those affected by the flooding Mississippi River and its tributaries. The eligible counties are Adams, Bolivar, Claiborne, Coahoma, DeSoto, Jefferson, Humphreys, Issaquena, Sharkey, Tunica, Warren, Washington, Wilkinson and Yazoo. Other counties ...

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