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TVA defers plant construction

CALEDONIA — The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) board has approved construction of an 880-megawatt gas-fired power plant in Northeast Tennessee and deferred two planned construction projects to upgrade gas plants in West Tennessee and Northeast Mississippi. The board approved a resolution to re-order TVA’s gas-fired generation projects, using funds and equipment allocated for planned upgrades at the Gleason combustion turbine ...

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Unemployment claims fall again

WASHINGTON — In the week ending May 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 621,000, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised figure. The four-week moving average was 631,250, an increase of 4,000 from the previous week’s revised average. The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 5 percent for the week ending May ...

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USDA awards loan

LORMAN — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that 37 rural utilities and cooperatives in 29 states have been selected to receive more than $1 billion in loans to build and repair more than 10,000 miles of distribution and transmission lines and make system improvements that will benefit 60,000 rural customers. In Mississippi, Southwest Mississippi Electric Power Association in Lorman is ...

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Salvation Army stands ready

JACKSON — The Salvation Army reports it has taken several steps this year to strengthen and enhance its emergency readiness for the current hurricane season. This includes the hosting of training sessions and disaster response conferences, acquisition of new equipment, the integration of a GPS tracking system on every working mobile feeding unit (canteen) in the Southern Territory and pre-positioning ...

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Martin Named ERDC-CHL Director

    Dr. William Martin has been named director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, Miss.   The ERDC is the premier research and development facility for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with more than 2,000 employees, $1.2 billion in facilities, and an annual research program exceeding $1 billion.  ...

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New members appointed to state-wide advisory board

Dr. Daniel W. Jones, Rhonda Keenum, Donald E. Meiners, Billy J. McCain, Tom Pittman, Bill Sones, and LeRoy G. Walker Jr. have accepted the invitations to serve on the company’s statewide Advisory Board. The seven Mississippians represent a divers cross-section of business and community leaders from the Entergy Mississippi, Inc. service area.   Pictured: Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley ...

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Supporters tout Two Lakes

Even Lazarus only came back from the dead once. The Two Lakes project, written off numerous times, is still alive, and supporters seem just as confident of victory as ever. “People tell us that we have gotten so many no’s that there must be something wrong with the project,” said Robert Muller, an engineer with McGowan Working Partners, the project’s chief promoter. “We think there is something wrong with the no’s.”

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