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Kemper County clean coal plant heard before Supreme Court

Oral arguments were heard Dec. 14 before the Mississippi Supreme Court in the case regarding Mississippi Power’s $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. The Sierra Club is appealing a decision made by Harrison County Chancery Court to uphold the state Public Service Commission’s decision to allow Mississippi Power to build the plant. Sierra is concerned about ...

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Parkway packs bags

The headquarters for Jackson’s Parkway Properties Inc. will move to downtown Orlando, Fla., in early 2012, according to a statement made by the upcoming CEO in a Florida newspaper in October. A handful of senior level management will transfer, but most of Parkway’s 89 Jackson employees will stay in town. Parkway Properties is a publicly traded real estate investment trust ...

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Q&A: Richard Sun, Vice chairman and chief strategy officer, Best Tech Brands

Richard Sun is vice chairman and chief strategy officer of Best Tech Brands, maker of Synergyn fuel additive, the first fuel additive to actually increase gas mileage. A transplanted Jacksonian, Sun is the son of an Air Force officer who worked in missile development and grew up traveling. Sun earned his undergraduate degree at Princeton and master’s from New York ...

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Barbour to return to BGR lobby group

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour leaves office Jan. 10, he’ll return to the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm he founded in 1991 That’s according to a person with direct knowledge of the plan who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because Barbour’s plans were not yet public. The person said Wednesday that Barbour ...

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Charles Evans Jr. gets 20 years in prison

JACKSON — The Evans brothers were sentenced on Dec. 19 in U.S. District Court on charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud in what is the largest known commercial real estate fraud scheme in Mississippi history. Charles Evans Jr., 57, received 20 years in prison, and Chris Evans, 53, got 14 years. In January the brothers pleaded ...

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Q&A: Eddie Smith, Co-founder, Tremoto

Eddie Smith is co-founder of Tremoto. He and business partner, Rob McIver, have just received their patent for a leaning vehicle suspension system that allows their retrofitted, three-wheeled motorcycles to ride with the feel of a traditional motorcycle. Smith earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Mississippi and works as a stamping engineer for Nissan in Canton. Q ...

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Justices: Kemper County coal plant case is not about coal

>> KEMPER COUNTY CLEAN COAL PLANT HEARD BEFORE STATE SUPREME COURT JACKSON — Three Mississippi Supreme Court justices say that so far, they can’t find the evidence that state regulators used to justify their decision to allow Mississippi Power Company to build a $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. If the high court rules that the ...

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced it is exploring a partnership with Florida-based Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA), which owns 10 hospitals in Mississippi. UMMC and ...

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Q&A: Brooks Mosley, President, Independent Pensions Solutions

Brooks Mosley is president of Jackson-based Independent Pensions Solutions, a retirement plan administrator catering to small companies in the region. IPS is a subsidiary of Security Ballew that oversees more than 7,000 participants in 250 plans and specializes in teaching small business owners about changes in 401(k) plan administration, including new rules taking effect in 2012. Mosley is a Starkville ...

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UMMC/HMA hospital alliance could help educationally, financially

Partnership between state’s academic medical center and for-profit hospital group could help keep more paying patients in state In response to rising healthcare costs and the uncertainty of federal healthcare reform, health care providers nationwide are consolidating, and academic medical centers and for-profit hospitals are entering into partnership agreements. The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) has announced it is ...

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