Posts Tagged ‘regulation’

City mulling new ordinances to match growth

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, […] [...]

Former bank president turns to regulation as new commissioner

Jerry Wilson figured to spend the first six months of his retirement as president and CEO of BankFirst clearing his noggin of 43 years of banking clutter. Good thing he didn’t quite finish the clearing. He’ll be calling on that four-decades of banking knowledge daily in his new job as Mississippi banking commissioner. The 67-year-old […] [...]

With control going to landowners, how will Reservoir rules change?

Ross Barnett Reservoir soon will gain control of the 33,000-acre lake that was funded primarily with Hinds County and Jackson tax dollars and is now a draw to 2.5 million visitors annually. Residents living on reservoir property will soon have a majority vote on the board of the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, outnumbering […] [...]

Commissioner Presley to personally challenge ‘AT&T Law’

JACKSON — A Mississippi utility regulator says he will challenge a new law that removes most of the state’s remaining regulatory authority over AT&T. Brandon Presley, who represents north Mississippi on the Public Service Commission, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he’ll file the lawsuit as a private citizen in Hinds County Circuit Court. “It […] [...]

Marine Resources releases new edition of saltwater fishing guide

GULF OF MEXICO — The 2012-2013 edition of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Guide to Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations is now available at the MDMR office located at 1141 Bayview Avenue in Biloxi and will soon be available at bait shops all along the Coast. It can also be downloaded at […] [...]

Gas utilities want regulators to approve previously unapproved rates

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Six municipally owned natural gas utilities are asking state regulators to approve rates they’ve already been charging customers without approval. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the requests have been filed with the Public Service Commission by utilities in Pontotoc, Batesville, Booneville, Holly Springs, New Albany and Walnut. Northern District Public Service […] [...]

Business of banking won’t be the same after July 21

by Published: July 3,2011

Tags: banking, banking regulation, Business, finance, regulation

Bankers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the country have penciled in July 21 as the day a new era in America banking regulation begins in earnest. July 21 marks a year to the day that President Obama signed what one Mississippi banking executive calls an “absolute dramatic rewriting of the rules” of banking. Few banking […] [...]

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