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Mississippi Power opposes energy-efficiency rules

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A number of utilities and consumer groups say they support proposed rules that would require Mississippi electric and gas utilities to implement programs to save energy. However, Mississippi Power Co. says it opposes the rules because bills could rise for customers who don’t make homes or businesses more efficient. The Public Service Commission began considering energy efficiency ...

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Judge rules against NOAA in red snapper dispute

GULF OF MEXICO — A federal judge says federal regulators used a false claim of emergency to cut the federal season for red snapper off of Texas and Louisiana, and did so to punish those states for setting seasons and limits beyond federal limits. District Judge Andrew Hanen, of Brownsville, Texas, overturned the emergency rule under which the National Oceanic ...

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(VIDEO) Gov. Bryant: Working moms led to nation's education woes

Gov. Phil Bryant told an audience at today’s Washington Post Live event that America’s education mediocrity began when “the mom got in the work place.” The comment is already a top headline trending on washingtonpost.com. The even was intended to focus on the importance of ensuring that children read well by the end of third grade. In a phone interview ...

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GPO expands Coast operations, adds TTP cards

HANCOCK COUNTY — The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has expanded operations at its secure production facility on the grounds of the Stennis Space Center to include smart card production. GPO opened the facility in 2008 as a second location to produce passports for the Department of State and since that time has produced 19 million passports at the facility. ...

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Cowboy Maloney's buys Persnickety Kitchens' inventory

MADISON and JACKSON — Cowboy Maloney’s Appliance, Electronics and Bedding Superstores is purchasing the appliance inventory from Persnickety Kitchens on 101 Depot Drive in Madison. Terms were not disclosed. There will be no change in the Persnickety Gifts and Accessory Shop in Madison on 2078 Main Street, according to a release from Jackson-based Cowboy Maloney’s. Con Maloney said, “With the ...

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More than 200 employees take early retirement from BancorpSouth

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. has released the final results of the company’s previously announced voluntary early retirement program, which was offered to certain employees as a part of ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and operating performance.  All responses were due, subject to applicable rescission rights, on or before May 23. Of the 418 employees who were eligible to participate in ...

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Concrete testing company to plead guilty to defrauding NASA, Corps

DIAMONDHEAD — A company hired to perform concrete-strength tests at Stennis Space Center in 2011 is scheduled to accept a plea agreement to making false statements on jobs performed for NASA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Sun Herald reports court records show Gulf Cities Testing Laboratories, LLC, once based in Diamondhead, has notified federal court of its ...

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County administrator fired; action was not on agenda

CANTON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has fired county administrator David Overby. In an unexpected move that was not included on yesterday’s agenda, the board voted 3-2 to terminate Overby, who was hired by the board when the members took office in January 2012. Overby, a certified public accountant, formerly worked as finance director and city clerk for ...

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