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Kemper plant costs revised upward again

The cost of Mississippi Power’s controversial plant being built in Kemper County is rising again. The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday that poor weather, unexpected turnover ...

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Legislator in critical condition after falling at home

MERIDIAN — State Sen. Videt Carmichael is hospitalized in Jackson for a head injury after falling at his apartment. Carmichael, a Republican from Meridian, has served 14 years in the Senate from Lauderdale and Clarke counties. Carmichael’s son, Fredie Carmichael, says his father is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit at the University of Mississippi Medical ...

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Court has questions about school desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland school system. The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford erred in ordering the Cleveland public schools to adopt ...

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State to end sales tax on interest paid on store-financed merchandise

Toting the note just got easier for Mississippi car dealers and other merchants who finance their customers’ purchases. Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing of House Bill 260 Tuesday puts a July 1 end to sales taxes on interest and other finance charges at buy-here-pay-here retail locations, including auto dealerships and furniture and appliance stores that arrange installment payments on items they ...

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Venture Technologies merging with ISC, acquiring SAT

RIDGELAND — Venture Technologies intends to merge with Information Systems Consulting Inc. (ISC), a Denver-based advanced technology solution provider. Founded in 1998 in Casper, Wyo., ISC provides basic and advanced IT infrastructure solutions throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah and operates a SOC 2 Type II Audited Data Center in Englewood, Colo. Venture reports that this transaction will create a leading ...

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C Spire ranked 35th nationally on innovators Elite 100 list

RIDGELAND, Mississippi – Ridgeland-based C Spire has been ranked 35th on InformationWeek’s Elite 100 list for technology innovators nationwide. It is the third consecutive year C Spire has been recognized by InformationWeek, and the telecommunications and technology services company was the the top-ranked telecommunications provider on the list and the only state-based firm ranked. C Spire’s Information Technology and Analytics ...

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Delta State's OIT to host Technology in Teaching symposium

The Office of Information Technology Services (OIT) at Delta State has developed an innovative new program called the Technology in Teaching Symposium, to be hosted on campus April 4. The theme for this inaugural event is “Red, White, & Blues of Teaching With Technology.” The professional development opportunity is designed to: expose faculty to emerging technology that supports pedagogy; promote ...

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Entergy releases first web-based, integrated report

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has released its 2013 online integrated report, combining material previously presented in the company’s annual report to shareholders and its annual sustainability report. “Producing one integrated report reinforces our belief that our stakeholders — owners, customers, employees and communities — are inextricably linked and that we must deliver sustainable value to all stakeholders in order ...

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Louisiana officials, FDIC give nod to bank branch in Natchez

NATCHEZ — The Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions and the FDIC have approved an application of Delta Bank of Vidalia, La., to open a full-service branch in Natchez. Bank officials said the move twill position Delta Bank to enhance banking convenience in a region of the state it has long served and understands well. The branch, at 507 John R. ...

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Ergon buys N.C. terminal for undisclosed sum

A Jackson-based company has made an acquisition in North Carolina that it says will play a big part in its future growth. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc. (EA&E) of Jackson has purchased all assets of the Wilson, N.C., asphalt terminal from Black Creek Terminal, LLC. EA&E acquired full ownership of the facility on April 1. Financial terms were not disclosed. ...

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