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PSC offers 'net metering' proposal

MBJ staff and wire Mississippi’s utility regulators are proposing rules that would be relatively favorable for residential users to deploy solar panels, but they’re leaving wiggle room for changes. The Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to issue its proposed “net metering” rule, with plans to accept public comments through July 1 and then hold a public hearing. The rule would ...

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Principal: Do we want to educate our children or not?

NOTE: The following opinion column was first published by The Hechinger Report and is re-published with its permission.   By Shannon Eubanks   BROOKHAVEN — Last year, an amendment to the Mississippi Constitution that would mandate adequate and efficient funding of public schools — and the ability to seek judicial relief — was placed on the November 2015 ballot. It ...

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Dr. Rudolph E. Waters Sr. dies at 82

Dr. Rudolph E. Waters Sr., interim president (1994-1995) at Alcorn State University, died Sept. 14 at River Region Health Systems in Vicksburg at the age of 82 after an extended illness. Waters served Alcorn for more than 48 years. He joined the administration in September 1957 as the dean of students, and he held numerous positions such as dean of ...

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Dr. Ben Cox named superintendent of Brookhaven schools

The Brookhaven School Board has hired Dr. Ben Cox as its schools superintendent. Cox submitted his resignation to the North Pike School District, where he served as superintendent since May 2000, replacing former superintendent Dr. Jimmy Jones. Before that, Cox was North Pike High School principal for four years. Cox received a bachelor’s, masters’ and doctorate degrees from the University ...

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Another town bans guns in its public government buildings

SUMMIT — Summit has joined the list of Mississippi municipalities banning weapons in government buildings. The Enterprise-Journal reports the Town Council had adopted an ordinance banning “the carrying of weapons into local, state or federal buildings” inside Summit limits. Officials in local governments across Mississippi — including McComb, Brookhaven and Amite County — have passed measures that prohibit guns and other ...

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MISSISSIPPI LEADERS: Pat Lowery

Time management guru David Allen wrote a great book titled “Getting Things Done.” I really like this title because it speaks to one of the greatest challenges in business — execution! In my book “Zoom Entrepreneur”, I noted that the ability to execute is one of the five core skills of great entrepreneurs. There are many creative ideas floating around ...

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WILLOUGHBY COLUMN: Beverly Johnston's quest is to be the best

My quest is to find leaders who have been effective in leading their organizations and learn from their success. I have found these leaders in businesses big and small, non-profit organizations, and governmental entities. They all share some similar traits, yet I always learn new and interesting ideas and best practices. I recently came across Beverly Johnston, principal of Madison ...

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Roberson named to Glass Doctor council

Brad Roberson, owner of the Glass Doctor of Brookhaven franchise, was named to the Glass Doctor Leadership Council at the company’s annual Reunion Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Roberson was selected by Glass Doctor president Mark Dawson to be an at-large representative. Just this year, Roberson received a Personal Achievement award for expanding his territory to include the Jackson area ...

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Old Columbus Lumber Co. giving way to new owner

BROOKHAVEN — Eddie Nelson slows the big loader to a stop and steps down from its air-conditioned cab into the wet heat of high noon. Red and yellow hardhats move in and out of dark corners all around him as he walks slowly across the spongy ground, soft with mud and sawdust and woodchips that have been dropped there for ...

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Ark. company buys closed Brookhaven plant

BROOKHAVEN —  An Arkansas-based agriculture products company has bought the former Specialty Minerals plant in Brookhaven. Holmes Morel, president of M&M Milling Inc. of Texarkana, Ark., tells The Daily Leader that the company hopes to be in operation in six months and could hire as many as 50 workers. Morel says he will spend more than $2 million to buy ...

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