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PSC to sue EPA

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted to sue the federal Environment Protection Agency over new air impact regulations that could threaten the reliability of electric service. Commissioners voted to take legal action on the heels of a U.S. House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee hearing on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. A preliminary analysis of the regulation impacts ...

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Q&A: Drew St. John, CEO, New South Equipment Mats

Mississippi company nearly has more business than can handle Drew St. John II is the CEO of Madison-based New South Equipment Mats, which has made Inc. magazine’s annual list of the top 500 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. St. John studied landscape architecture at Mississippi State University and worked in commercial landscaping for 27 years before beginning ...

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PSC may curb private jet costs

The Mississippi Public Service Commission is considering amending a rule that would prohibit utilities from being allowed to charge customers for private jet expenses that are above costs of “coach” travel. Commissioner Brandon Presley made a motion to open a docket to amend the rule in July after Mississippi Power Company asked the Commission’s permission to charge customers for $900,000 ...

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Trial for Collins vs Parkway Properties set for June

Plaintiff seeks release of financial documents, accuses Parkway of forging e-mail attachment JACKSON – At a recent hearing a judge ruled the case in which the former CFO of Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE: PKY) alleges wrongful termination and fraud will be tried June 4. The judge did not rule on disagreements about the plaintiff’s expert witnesses or the production of ...

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Parkway Properties COO resigns

JACKSON — Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE: PKY) announced today that Mr. William R. Flatt has resigned as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective October 15, 2011. Additionally, the Board of Directors has approved the promotion of Mr. M. Jayson Lipsey to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective the same date. Jayson joined Parkway in 2001 and ...

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Parkway Properties to stay in Jackson for now

New CEO, poor stock performance and missed earnings Parkway Properties’ headquarters will remain in Jackson at least for now, and a new Orlando, Fla.-based CEO will take the company reins Jan. 1. About 100 days after its combination with Eola Capital LLC, Parkway Properties Inc. announced CEO Steve Rogers’ retirement and succession by Eola chairman and Parkway board chairman Jim ...

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Parkway’s Mississippi magic kingdom in flux

Parkway Properties’ headquarters will remain in Jackson at least for now, and a new Orlando, Fla.-based CEO will take the company’s reins Jan. 1. About 100 days after its combination with Eola Capital LLC, Parkway Properties Inc. announced CEO Steve Rogers’ retirement and succession by Eola chairman and Parkway board chairman Jim Heistand, who will remain in Orlando. >>> SEE ...

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Q&A: Don Byington, Police Chief, Clinton Police Department

Don Byington became chief of the Clinton Police Department in 1985, and has worked for the department for a total of 40 years. Clinton has a population of approximately 26,000 and 45 police officers. Byington grew up in Byram and was active with the U.S. Air Force for three and half years during the Vietnam War. He has been involved ...

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Public Service Commission to sue EPA

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has voted to sue the federal Environment Protection Agency over new air impact regulations that could threaten the reliability of electric service. Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to take legal action, one day after the U.S. House of Representatives’ energy and commerce committee held a hearing on the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule. A preliminary analysis of ...

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Public Service Commission may curb utility private jet expenses

The Mississippi Public Service Commission is considering amending a rule that would prohibit utilities from being allowed to charge customers for private jet expenses that are above costs of “coach” travel. Commissioner Brandon Presley made a motion to open a docket to amend the rule in July after Mississippi Power Company asked the Commission’s permission to charge customers for $900,000 ...

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