Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

Council’s new food rules for festival draw howls from vendors

by Associated Press Published: April 1,2013

Tags: cafe, council, festival, food, ordinance, regulation, restaurant, tourism, tourist, vacation, vendor, visitor

OXFORD — The Oxford Tourism Council’s revamped selection process for food vendors at the Double Decker Arts Festival is drawing protests from some would-be participants. Recently, several businesses that applied for one of the 25 food booths at the festival received a letter asking them to resubmit their application with menus including something unique to […] [...]

Supervisors mull new taxi rules, fees after drivers’ protest

by Associated Press Published: March 12,2013

Tags: board of supervisors, cab, county government, driver, fee, ordinance, regulation, rule, supervisor, taxi, transportation, travel

BILOXI — The Harrison County Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop in the next two weeks to discuss rules and fees for the taxi industry. The Sun Herald reports taxi drivers appeared before the board to protest the fees they are paying under the taxi commission established by the Legislature in 2010. Leisa Leisy, […] [...]

City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

by Associated Press Published: February 18,2013

Tags: alcohol, drinking, entertainment, license, liquor, nightclubs, nightlife, public safety, regulation, secutty, shooting

TUPELO — Officials say eliminating “bring your own bottle” nightclubs could help control littering, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assaults in Tupelo. The proposal would require a city beer permit or a state alcohol permit for establishments that serve alcohol and provide entertainment, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. “For me, it’s safety,” said Tupelo […] [...]

Casino officials want tougher facility regulations

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive director Allen Godfrey says depending on […] [...]

AP makes corrections to story on Entergy Nuclear

by Associated Press Published: January 15,2013

Tags: correction, elevtricity, energy, license, nuclear plant, nuclear power, power, regulation, regulator

In a story Jan. 13 about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously how much power the plant supplies to Vermont. The plant currently supplies a small fraction of Vermont’s power, not a third, as it used to before a contract expired last March. The story also erroneously reported when the […] [...]

River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

by MBJ Staff Published: December 20,2012

Tags: agency, Closing, closure, commercial fisherman, fishing, law, oyster, oysterman, regulation, river, seafood, shellfish, state, waters, Weather

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • […] [...]

Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are […] [...]

Entergy files application with FERC for spin-off/merger

NEW ORLEANS — ITC Holdings Corp. and Entergy Corporation have filed a joint application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking approval for Entergy’s utility operating companies to spin off and merge their electric transmission businesses into a subsidiary of ITC. Upon closing of the transaction, ITC will become one of the largest electric […] [...]

City mulling new ordinances to match growth

by Associated Press Published: August 30,2012

Tags: city, digging, growth, law, municipal government, municipality, ordinance, population, regulation, trenching

OXFORD — As Oxford continues to grow, so does the demand for the availability of telecommunications for its citizens, which is why some new city ordinances are about to be adopted. For instance, to ensure the city maintains control of work performed within the city rights of way, the Oxford Board of Aldermen is considering […] [...]

Regulators release final set of rules for offshore drilling

GULF OF MEXICO — Government regulators issued a final set of safety rules for offshore drilling yesterday, fine-tuning a series of emergency measures put in place after the BP oil spill in 2010. Oil industry groups reacted tepidly, saying they were still poring over the 137-page rule released by the Interior Department. Some environmental activists, […] [...]

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