Posts Tagged ‘region’

SMEPA goes with regional transmission organization

HATTIESBURG — MISO, the regional electricity transmission organization, has expanded to include eight additional entities in three of its four Southern states. Combined with operations for MISO’s Midwest region, MISO now manages the flow of energy along 65,280 miles of the interconnected bulk electric system fromManitoba, Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. In addition to providing reliability […] [...]

Two Coast counties approve regional tourism board

by Associated Press Published: January 8,2013

Tags: board, convention, county government, meeting, region, regional, regionalism, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Supervisors in Harrison and Hancock counties have voted to support a regional tourism board that would promote the entire Gulf Coast. Jackson County supervisors discussed the proposal yesterday but didn’t vote on it, saying they need more information. Once approved by the three counties, The Sun Herald reports it would need […] [...]

Ole Miss, Mississippi State drop rivalry for partnership

by Associated Press Published: October 12,2012

Tags: collaboration, education, higher education, learning, partnership, qualityy of life, region, university

OXFORD and STARKVILLE — Mississippi’s two big rival universities are working together more closely today than they have in recent memory, leaders said. Their collaboration began two-and-a-half years ago when the heads of the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University announced their institutions would join forces on a task force dedicated to improving Northeast […] [...]

Arkansas officials promise Entergy quick decision on MISO

by Associated Press Published: September 26,2012

Tags: decision, electricity, energy, power, region, regualtion, regulator, state government, state law, transmission, utility

NEW ORLEANS — Arkansas regulators have promised to decide quickly whether Entergy Corp. has met the state’s conditions to join a regional transmission group, while the utility appears to have made progress toward satisfying regulators in Mississippi. New Orleans-based Entergy, which owns utilities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, wants to join the Midwest Independent […] [...]

Supervisors want regional approach to area oil exploration

by Associated Press Published: July 6,2012

Tags: county government, crude oil, energy, natural gas, Oil, oil drilling, oil exploration, oil rig, petroleum, region, regionalism

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Pike County supervisors are suggesting southwest Mississippi take a regional approach to address the growing oil exploration in the area. Officials believe if the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation proves to be a honey hole for oil and gas companies, then southwest Mississippi could see a boost in business and an influx of […] [...]

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