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Water, water everywhere — except in one county

October 15, 2013

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One resource Mississippi seems to have in abundance is water, but for residents of a Northeast Mississippi county it is a precious commodity and must be rationed. Alcorn County currently has no public water system, making every-day life a struggle. Jay Coke, who lives just near the community of Glen tells the Daily Corinthian that […]

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Reed says GOP officials were ‘duped’ by MPC

April 15, 2013

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By political columnist Bill Minor You’d hardly expect to hear a diehard Reagan-era Mississippi Republican sharply criticizing a big utility company for building a costly, unneeded — and experimental — generating plant with endorsement from state GOP leadership. Well, it has happened. Clarke Reed, of Greenville, pioneer of the state’s modern GOP, has spoken out […]

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OP-ED — FISACKERLY: Four key steps to ensure low-cost, reliable power for years to come

March 9, 2013

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In 2012, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. took four key steps toward meeting the ever-growing challenge of providing an ample supply of affordable, reliable electricity to our customers today and into the future. These were high value, long term, big ideas that will provide big savings in the not-too-distant future and help keep our rates low for […]

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Miss. Supreme Court to hear Kemper arguments Jan. 28

January 21, 2013

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MBJ writer Clay Chandler just submitted a story, saying the Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral argument Jan. 28 related to the Sierra Club’s ongoing legal opposition to Mississippi Power Co.’s Kemper County coal plant. >> Read story …  

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PSC commissioner announces Entergy rate decrease

July 19, 2012

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Central District Public Service Commissioner Lynn Posey has announced continued rate decreases for ratepayers of Entergy Mississippi. From an issued press release. Entergy Mississippi customers with a typical 1,000 kWh use should see a decrease of about $3.37 a month for the remainder of 2012. “Rate decreases and cost savings from Entergy Mississippi could not […]

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

March 28, 2012

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>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […]

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KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST

November 4, 2011

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Presley, Adams debate details of coal project consumer impact Of the three incumbents RUNNING for re-election to the Mississippi Public Service Commission — which regulates public electric, gas, telecommunications, water and sewer utilities — only one faces a serious challenger. Northern District Commissioner and Democrat Brandon Presley is opposed by Republican Boyce Adams. Both have […]

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

September 16, 2011

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Every year, hunters flock to the Delta to take advantage of some of the best public hunting land in the state offered by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks’ wildlife management areas (WMAs) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex. This year, however, hunters are wondering if […]

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PSC bars utilities from donating with customer $

March 3, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Today the Mississippi Public Service Commission ruled from the bench that utilities cannot use their customers’ money to donate to charities. “They can however, allow customers to donate money on a voluntary basis through a check box on their bills. No longer will they be able to raise power or gas bills […]

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Judge: Kemper appeal decision in 2 weeks

February 14, 2011

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By Amy McCullough GULFPORT – While lawyers prepared for the hearing upstairs, more than 20 Gulf Coast residents rallied in the lobby of the Harrison County Chancery Court on Feb. 14, as Mississippi Sierra Club director Louie Miller explained a lawsuit with a pair of flip flops. Miller held up a pair of the popular […]

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