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Mississippi Power’s conversion of plant nearly complete

February 27, 2015

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GULFPORT — The last load of coal has arrived by barge at Plant Watson as Mississippi Power prepares to convert the plant to using strictly natural gas. Mississippi Power had already started using natural gas and announced in August it would convert units 4 and 5 from coal to natural gas to most economically comply with […]

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Mississippi man loses appeal of fraud conviction

February 26, 2015

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JACKSON — A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Mississippi man for fraud involving debris removal following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Aubrey Brant Sturdivant of Waynesboro is serving a 41-month prison sentence for a 2013 conviction in federal court in Jackson for conspiracy to defraud the government. A three-judge panel of the […]

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Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

February 24, 2015

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WASHINGTON — Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency. Obama offered no indication of whether he’ll eventually issue a permit for the pipeline, whose construction has become a flashpoint in […]

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TVA changing the way in charges for electricity

February 21, 2015

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CHATTANOOGA — The Tennessee Valley Authority is giving notice that it plans to change the way it charges customers for electricity. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the nation’s largest public utility notified local power companies this month that its pricing schedules will be tweaked when the board meets in August to adopt a budget […]

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Gov. Phil Bryant names 4 men to 9-year College Board terms

February 19, 2015

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JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant has named four men to nine-year terms on the College Board that would begin May 9. Delta Council Executive Vice President Chip Morgan of Leland was named to a central district seat to succeed Bob Owens of Jackson. Businessman Thomas Duff of Columbia was named to a southern district seat […]

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Smokin’ the Sound cancelled in Biloxi

February 19, 2015

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BILOXI — The annual powerboat races will not return to the Mississippi Sound in 2015. Smokin’ The Sound offshore powerboat race in Biloxi and the Smokin’ The Lake drag boat races in Gulfport are cancelled for this year Executive director Woody Bailey says dwindling financial support and recent years’ economic downturn prompted the decision. Bailey […]

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Rosemary Smith wins MBJ’s Businesswoman of the Year

February 18, 2015

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Rosemary Smith was named the 2015 Mississippi Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year today in front of a crowd of nearly 500 at the Hilton Hotel on County Line Road in Jackson. Smith, who grew up as one of eight children in the small town of Raleigh, is the Owner, President and Sole Stockholder of R & […]

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TVA moves toward big solar purchase

February 12, 2015

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Associated Press The Tennessee Valley Authority has taken steps toward its first large-scale purchase of solar electricity. The TVA Board on Thursday voted to authorize Chief Executive Bill Johnson to enter into a 20-year contract with NextEra Energy for an 80 megawatt solar facility in northern Alabama that officials said offers the most competitive solar pricing […]

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Refund ordered for Kemper power customers

February 12, 2015

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Associated Press Mississippi Power Co. has been ordered to refund its customers for a rate increase put into effect in 2013 to begin paying for Kemper County power plant it is building. The Mississippi Supreme Court ordered the refund Thursday. In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court said the state Public Service Commission erred in […]

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Adam Craig Band added to lineup for Miranda Lambert concert in Ridgeland

February 12, 2015

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Nashville singer-songwriter Adam Craig and his band will perform with Miranda Lambert, the reigning  ...

RIDGELAND — Nashville singer-songwriter Adam Craig and his band will perform with Miranda Lambert, the reigning queen of country music and its top female performer over the past five years, during a special Memorial Day weekend concert at Renaissance at Highland Colony in Ridgeland. Craig, who has written chart-topping songs for country music stars Jason Aldean, Josh […]

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