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City of Tupelo saves money, generates $2.3 million this year


TUPELO — The city of Tupelo has ended the last fiscal year with a $2.3 million surplus, which officials say will be used to fund large infrastructure projects. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton said “a culture of savings” has generated the surplus, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. Over the past three years, the city’s efforts to save money have generated ...

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Analysis: New PSC member Brown could be swing vote on Kemper

A look at the Kemper County Coal Plant from the top. The plant will be tasked with mining lignite coal a few hundred yards away from the plant. That coal is moved through a process that will convert it to syngas. The syngas is then used to drive the energy output of the plant, and the resulting electricity is then moved into the grid.

Marked for death by Republicans, Democrat Cecil Brown may end up playing a critical role when he takes up his new post as public service commissioner representing the Central District. Four years ago, the Democrat was dethroned from his perch as chairman of the House Education Committee and bumped off the House Appropriations Committee by the incoming GOP majority. The ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Underperforming state economy thumps state budget

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Uh oh.  Money to fund Mississippi government is below target this year and will be less than expected next year.   So much for fully funding MAEP next year, or big tax cuts, or big funding increases for colleges, universities or other state agencies.   And this is a surprise?   Given all the tax cuts, rebates, and credits passed by ...

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MDA names temporary replacements to key positions

MBJ staff In the wake of two departures this week, Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr., has named two members of the agency as temporary replacements. Daron Wilson is the interim director of Visit Mississippi, and Jeff Rent has taken the role of interim chief marketing officer. Wilson replaces restaurateur Mal White, who held the position since 2012, ...

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Granville Tate to replace retiring T. Harris Collier as Trustmark general counsel

Harris Collier III will retire as Trustmark Bank’s secretary of the corporation, senior vice president and general counsel at the end of the year after 42 years with the Jackson bank. Collier’s replacement is Granville Tate Jr., former chairman of the law firm Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. Tate will become the $11.5 billion Trustmark’s secretary of the corporation, ...

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