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Entergy Mississippi workers returning home; crews helped restore service following Superstorm Sandy

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi crews are returning homeafter nearly three weeks spent helping restore utility service to victims of Superstorm Sandy. “We sent about 150 workers, including our company employees and contract workers, to the Northeast,” said Robbin Jeter, Entergy Mississippi director of transmission and distribution. “They were very successful in helping our sister utilities in their time of need, ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Barbour sets record straight on Kemper County Coal Plant

Recently Louie Miller, spokesman for the Sierra Club, criticized the Legislature and me for “costing Kemper County residents millions.” Let me set the record straight. The Sierra Club is fighting the construction of a cutting edge, clean coal electric power generation facility by Mississippi Power in Kemper County. It will be the first commercial scale carbon capture and sequestration system ...

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Carthage the new home to John W. McDougall Co. fabrication facility

CARTHAGE – John W. McDougall Co., Inc., a Nashville-based industrial metal systems designer and fabricator, has opened a new fabrication facility in Carthage. The 44,000-square-foot building at 151 Industrial Drive, gives the company space for larger project as well as workforce expansion opportunities. The facility, which opened Oct. 17, is believed to be the 75-year-old company’s first fabrication plant outside ...

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St. Dominic's McDaniel first to use Ocelot Device to help in treatment of peripheral artery disease

St. Dominic Hospital’s cardiovascular surgeon Huey B. McDaniel, MD became the first in the nation to commercially use the Ocelot Device that helps treat peripheral artery disease. The event happened Nov. 8. St. Dominic’s is the only hospital in Mississippi where the Ocelot device is available. Ocelot, a new, sophisticated imaging technology tool designed to help patients suffering from Peripheral ...

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Commissioner pushing for extension of utilities' incentives

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is encouraging four of Mississippi’s major electric and gas utilities to extend small business rate incentives for another year. Incentives provided by Entergy Mississippi, Mississippi Power Company, CenterPoint Energy Resources and Wilmut Gas & Oil Company are set to expire Dec. 31. Atmos Energy Corporation has a similar program expiring in September 2013, ...

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UPDATE: Woman who drove on sidewalk holds 'idiot' sign

CLEVELAND  — A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to pass a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children stood in the cold Tuesday at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots. A Cleveland Municipal Court judge ordered 32-year-old Shena Hardin to serve the highly public sentence for one hour Tuesday and Wednesday for the Sept. ...

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Southern Pine to refund $2.5M in capital credits

TAYLORSVILLE — Southern Pine Electric Power Association has announced $2.5 million in capital credit refunds for the 2011 fiscal year. SPEPA general manager Donald L. Jordan says refund checks will be mailed starting in mid-December. Jordan says checks will be issued for amounts $25 and over. Customers getting less than $25 will receive a credit on their account. The amount ...

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Homes to be demolished as park development begins

NATCHEZ — Derelict houses along the Natchez bluff could soon be coming down as the National Park Service gears up for work to develop a park at the site of Fort Rosalie. Natchez National Historical Park superintendent Kathleen Jenkins said the park service expects soon to have clearance to remove deteriorating housing from the fort site. The Natchez Democrat reports ...

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Governor's son opens new aviation museum

VICKSBURG — The Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum held its grand opening over the weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The museum is closed on major holidays. “The inspiration for this museum came from 15 years of ...

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Tort reform case will probably have to wait until 2013

JACKSON — Resolution of a long-running Mississippi personal injury lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of a portion of the state’s tort laws is not expected before next year. The lawsuit, first filed in the federal court in 2006, contends Mississippi’s $1 million cap on non-economic damages is unfair. The cap was put into place a decade-ago amid complaints that Mississippi ...

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