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Arkansas PSC welcomes new Entergy agreement

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Public Service Commission is heralding Entergy Arkansas’ plan to leave the multi-state agreement in which it has operated for decades. The regulatory body yesterday noted that Entergy Arkansas will tomorrow no longer be networked with Entergy utilities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. The PSC says the Entergy system agreement has unnecessarily cost Arkansas ratepayers ...

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Alabama developer pleads guilty to wetlands violations

HANCOCK COUNTY — A real estate developer accused of wetlands and Clean Water Act violations in Hancock County has pleaded guilty in federal court. The U.S. Department of Justice, in a news release, said William R. “Rusty” Miller, of Fairhope, Ala., pleaded yesterday to the unpermitted filling of wetlands near Bay St. Louis, in violation of the Clean Water Act. ...

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Corps puts agriculturual land up for bid

GRENADA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is offering agricultural land for lease to the public. The offering consists of two tracts in Calhoun County and one tract in Yalobusha County on Grenada Lake. Corps officials say in a news release that there is a 353.3-acre tract in Calhoun County consisting of crops and highly erodible land, ...

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Limited ferry service to island draws complaints

VICKSBURG — Warren County officials are getting complaints about the short staffing and limited hours for a ferry to Kings Point Island. Hunting and tree farming dominate activity on Kings Point Island, which was cut off from mainland Warren County when the Mississippi River changed course in the late 19th century. Warren County officials said Monday the ferry is running ...

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