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Brown: Special session to debate incentives for solar panel plant

LOWNDES COUNTY — A Mississippi lawmaker says Friday’s special session includes incentives to bring a California-based company to Lowndes County. Republican Sen. Terry Brown of Columbus tells The Associated Press he has been briefed by local development officials about plans by Calisolar to open a manufacturing plant that would create 900 jobs. The company uses silicon to make cells that ...

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NFIB chapter files eminent domain brief with Supreme Court

JACKSON — The state office of the National Federation of Independent Business says the state Supreme Court has accepted its “friend-of-the-court” brief opposing an attempt by the head of the Mississippi Development Authority, in his individual capacity, to derail a vote on a proposed state constitutional amendment on eminent domain reform. Hinds Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd recently dismissed Leland ...

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Pearl River Resort hires new outside auditor

CHOCTAW — Pearl River Resort and Casino, owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, has hired a new independent auditor. BDO USA, a century-old professional services firm providing tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies, will assume the external auditing duties previously performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. PricewaterhouseCoopers had been providing ...

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TVA completes purchase of Magnolia plant

BENTON COUNTY — The Tennessee Valley Authority has completed the $436-million purchase of the Magnolia Combined Cycle Gas Plant in northern Mississippi from Kelson Limited Partnership. The Magnolia facility becomes the fourth high-efficiency, combined cycle gas plant acquired or signed to a long-term lease by TVA since 2007. A fifth plant being built by TVA at the John Sevier site ...

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Day: Kemper County power plant on schedule

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. president/CEO Ed Day says construction of a coal-fired electricity plant in Kemper County is on schedule. In an interview with The Associated Press, Day said yesterday that he expects Kemper County and Central Mississippi to see expanded economic benefits from the plant’s construction and operation. Mississippi Power has two coal projects on tap. One ...

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Infrastructure improvements nearly complete for McKesson

OLIVE BRANCH — The City of Olive Branch has almost finished improving roads and utility lines near the site of a pharmaceutical warehouse that’s supposed to open in 2012. The Commercial Appeal reports the infrastructure improvements were part of the package of incentives to lure McKesson Corp. to the city in northern Mississippi. The company announced last summer that it ...

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MEMA issues advisory on storm shelter grant program

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is urging disaster victims to use caution if contacted by the National Storm Shelter Registry with offers of grant funds available to help fund the installation of a safe room. MEMA is not affiliated with this program or similar non-FEMA safe room grant programs. MEMA offered disaster survivors in certain counties the opportunity ...

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Singing River offering new service to international travelers

PASCAGOULA — International travelers from the Mississippi Gulf Coast can now find all of the medical information and services they need at Singing River Health System (SRHS) MedWorks, which has begun offering pre-travel consultations and immunizations. With two international airports and two international commercial ports located less than 50 miles from Jackson County, Dr. Tom Pessoney, medical director of the ...

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