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Grand Gulf refueling taking longer than expected

VICKSBURG — Refueling Grand Gulf Nuclear Station has taken longer than plant officials said a year ago, and officials now aren’t saying when it will be completed. The Claiborne County plant shut down Feb. 19 to refuel the boiling-water reactor and increase its generating capacity by 13 percent. Entergy Nuclear spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson says that neither the time frame nor ...

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Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire broke out in the condenser ...

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Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week that construction should start on ...

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Public Service Commission may curb utility private jet expenses

The Mississippi Public Service Commission is considering amending a rule that would prohibit utilities from being allowed to charge customers for private jet expenses that are above costs of “coach” travel. Commissioner Brandon Presley made a motion to open a docket to amend the rule in July after Mississippi Power Company asked the Commission’s permission to charge customers for $900,000 ...

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Public land in Delta impacted by river flood

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 they should find somewhere else ...

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Will solar panels made in Miss. be used in Miss.?

Although Mississippians will be manufacturing solar panels at Stion in Hattiesburg, they will find it difficult to use the company’s products at home unless the state Public Service Commission adopts a uniform net-metering policy. Stion touts its residential products on its website: “Stion’s panels can help you save money on your electricity bill, gain energy independence and increase your property’s ...

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Pittman receives honor

Amy Pittman, a fuel and analysis engineer at Entergy’s national nuclear headquarters in Jackson, received the North American Young Generation in Nuclear Excellence Award for 2011 during the organization’s annual meeting. Entergy’s NA-YGN chapter at Echelon in Jackson also was honored with the 2011 Chapter Achievement Award for outstanding efforts related to the growth of members through social, community service, ...

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Flood cost estimates will arrive as slowly as water’s fall

The Mississippi River may have reached its crest, but that doesn’t mean state agencies or private sector businesses can start to evaluate the financial hit they have taken from the historic flood. Water started receding the third week of May, but it has so far been a slow drop. National Weather Service officials estimate that in towns like Greenville and ...

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'Consumers shouldn't have to foot the bill to sue themselves'

Press release from the office of Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley “Consumers Shouldn’t Have to Foot the Bill to Sue Themselves” PSC adopts Presley’s Motion for New Rule Concerning Utilities Legal Fees JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley led the effort last week to prohibit utility companies from being able to re-coop legal fees in cases ...

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