Posts Tagged ‘approval’

Hosemann submits voter ID rules to Justice Department

JACKSON — Proposed administrative rules for the new voter photo identification requirement in the State of Mississippi have been delivered to the United States Department of Justice for approval. Under the proposed rules, any voter who lacks an acceptable photo ID may obtain a free voter photo ID card from a Mississippi Circuit Clerk’s Office […] [...]

Board approves waiver of out-of-state tuition at Valley

JACKSON — Mississippi Valley State University has become the second public university to allow all out-of-state residents to pay the same tuition rates as students who live in Mississippi. A similar move was made earlier this year by Delta State University. Following College Board approval, the state’s six other public universities also plan to waive […] [...]

Commission grants license to Magnolia Bluffs Casino

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Gaming Commission has granted a gaming license to Magnolia Bluffs Casino. The Natchez Democrat reports the commission granted the approval yesterday during its meeting at the Natchez Grand Hotel. The casino, which is scheduled to open Dec. 21, has been nearly six years in the making. The casino first received site […] [...]

Utility moves closer to turning over system to regional operator

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corp. has moved a step closer to turning over control of its power transmission system to a regional grid operator. It’s a plan the New Orleans utility hopes to have in place by the end of 2013. Entergy, which operates electric utilities in Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, wants to join […] [...]

Commissioners give nod to co-op’s purchase of power plant

BATESVILLE and HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved the $286-million sale of bankrupt LSP Energy to South Mississippi Electric Power Association. Commissioners voted 3-0 yesterday to give Hattiesburg-based SMEPA the right to operate the natural gas-fired power station in Batesville. The order also gives SMEPA the right to acquire any rights of […] [...]

Entergy, ITC file spin-off request with PSC

JACKSON — Entergy Mississippi Inc., in conjunction with ITC Holdings Corp. and ITC Midsouth LLC, has filed a request with the Mississippi Public Service Commission to spin off the Mississippi electric transmission business and merge it into a subsidiary of ITC. The Mississippi filing continues the multi-state and federal regulatory process seeking approval for the […] [...]

Judge approves college’s purchase of country club

COLUMBUS — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved East Mississippi Community College’s acquisition of the Columbus Country Club. EMCC was the only bidder at $1.6 million. EMCC officials tell The Commercial Dispatch the school will use the property to expand its course offerings and relocate programs from crowded campus in Mayhew. The country club, which […] [...]

Supervisors give nod to hospital’s acquisition of clinics

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have given approval to the local publicly owned hospital to buy two medical clinics. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Greenwood Leflore Hospital wants to buy the Kosko Eye Clinic and the Greenwood Urology Clinic. Hospital Administrator Jim Jackson says the purchases also must be approved by the city of Greenwood. The […] [...]

Sempra gets approval for second gas-storage facility

by Published: August 24,2012

Tags: approval, energy, federal agency, natural gas, pipeline, storage

SIMPSON COUNTY — Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, reports it has received authorization from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to place a second underground natural gas storage cavern into service at its Mississippi Hub Storage facility located in Simpson County. The additional 7.5 billion cubic feet (Bcf) cavern expands […] [...]

Developers finally get nod from Gaming Commission

GULFPORT — Gulfport casino developers have finally made their casino big enough to win Mississippi Gaming Commission approval. The commission voted 3-0 to approve Rotate Black MS to begin construction on what would be a $112 million project. It would overlook the city of Gulfport’s small craft harbor, and the city has been eager for […] [...]

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