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New power grid manager poised to open

LITTLE ROCK — A nonprofit company that manages the power grid from the Gulf Coast to Manitoba unveiled a new operations center in Arkansas on Tuesday, saying it moved to the state because it’s not prone to hurricanes and has an increasingly talented workforce. The Midcontinent Independent System Operator control room will manage power production […] [...]

Mississippi’s only abortion clinic damaged by vandalism

JACKSON — Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi’s only abortion clinic. Clinic director Shannon Brewer said Tuesday that employees of Jackson Women’s Health Organization found the vandalism when they arrived at work Monday morning. The state requires the clinic to have a generator in […] [...]

Lawmakers: Time to raze IHL

JACKSON — Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center defended their conduct, meanwhile, and Ole Miss faculty members called for […] [...]

Court: No holiday pay for Gautier firefighters not working

GAUTIER — A Jackson County judge has rejected arguments from the Gautier Fire Union that its members were entitled to 24 hours of holiday pay, even if they didn’t work that day. “The ruling … means Gautier was justified in providing eight hours of holiday pay for all employees,” Mayor Gordon Gollott told The Sun […] [...]

South Mississippi police: Texting drivers beware

BILOXI — South Mississippi law enforcement officials say they will be ready to enforce the new law that bans motorists from texting while driving. “All you’ve got to do is stand on a corner watching traffic or watching others while you drive, and you can see so many people with their hands on their phone, […] [...]

Tupelo council approves new police department headquarters

TUPELO — The city of Tupelo will spend about $8 million on a new headquarters for the police department. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the bid was awarded Tuesday to West Brothers Construction Company. Police Chief Bart Aguirre said the two-story building will bring most of the department’s employees and services under one roof […] [...]

Candidate to forgo $115,000 salary if elected Biloxi mayor

BILOXI — Cono Caranna told a crowd of supporters he is seeking election as Biloxi’s next mayor and if elected, he will serve without pay. Caranna, who served as Harrison County district attorney for 26 years, told supporters Tuesday “public service is about service.” The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi City Council last week asked […] [...]

Biloxi Shuckers gives city $925K to speed construction

BILOXI — The Biloxi Shuckers baseball team and Overtime Sports will kick in at least $925,000 in upgrades to the minor league baseball stadium to hurry construction. The Sun Herald reports the city council voted unanimously Tuesday and without discussion to modify the lease agreement. The upgrades include: » $325,000 for audio/visual equipment » $275,000 in video […] [...]

Senator proposes creating separate boards for each college

JACKSON — A state senator says the College Board’s dismissal of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones shows Mississippi needs a new structure to govern its eight public universities. Republican Sen. Gray Tollison of Oxford took steps Tuesday to introduce a bill that would create individual boards of trustees for each of the eight universities, […] [...]

Republican Tyner drops out of central Mississippi PSC race

JACKSON — Attorney Mitch Tyner says he’s dropping out of the Public Service Commission race in central Mississippi, in the name of Republican unity. Tyner says Tuesday that he is supporting Tony Greer for the GOP nomination for the open seat. Greer is a Hinds County supervisor and former Clinton alderman. With Tyner’s departure, Greer […] [...]

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