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Port commissioner resigns; term ran through 2015

GULFPORT — State port commissioner Frances Turnage has resigned from the five-member board. Commission president Jim Simpson tells the Sun Herald that Turnage emailed late Friday about her resignation. Simpson says she has retired from Mississippi Power and intends to relocate to be nearer her grandchildren. She will no longer be living in Harrison County. Simpson said he understands the ...

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Hosemann pushes for streamlining boards, commissions

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies. In his inaugural State of the State speech in January, Gov. Phil Bryant asked Hosemann, whose office maintains the state’s records, to make recommendations “on possible termination or consolidation” of boards and commissions. A spokesman for ...

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Board cannot decide whether to continue raising state port

GULFPORT — The state port’s five-member board has set a third special meeting because members were unable to decide in two previous sessions whether the port should continue elevation of the West Pier from 10 feet to 25 feet above sea level. Commissioner Jim Simpson told The Sun Herald port consultants indicated tenants will evacuate for hurricanes even if the ...

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Commissioners to determine whether to raise port elevation

GULFPORT — The Board of Commissioners for the state Port of Gulfport will decide later this month whether to move forward with plans to elevate the west pier 25 feet above sea level. Port director Don Allee told the Harrison County Board of Supervisors the plans for elevation will continue until commissioners decide otherwise. He said Gov. Phil Bryant has ...

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PSC levies largest civil penalty for No-Call law violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a civil penalty of $5.7 million against Purchase Power Solutions, LCC, ELH Consulting, LCC, doing business as Proactive Planning Solutions, LLC and Lisa Miller. Presley said that over 390 complaints had been filed at the PSC regarding alleged calls in violation of Mississippi Do-Not-Call law. The fine represents the largest ...

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Commissioners delay decision on Dems' replacement candidates

JACKSON — State election commissioners have delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the issue tomorrow, which also is the deadline for commissioners to give county elections officials the sample ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. In March, Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg won the ...

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Levee Board proposes tax hike to cover expenses from 2011 flood

GREENVILLE — The board of the Mississippi Levee Commissioners has proposed a property tax increase to cover expenses from last spring’s flood. Peter Nimrod, chief engineer for the levee board, tells the Delta Democrat Timesthe increase is small. He says the tax on a $50,000 home would increase from $13.20 a year to $14.50 annually. “It’s not a whole lot, ...

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Commissioner Presley to personally challenge 'AT&T Law'

JACKSON — A Mississippi utility regulator says he will challenge a new law that removes most of the state’s remaining regulatory authority over AT&T. Brandon Presley, who represents north Mississippi on the Public Service Commission, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he’ll file the lawsuit as a private citizen in Hinds County Circuit Court. “It violates the state constitution,” Presley ...

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