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Fulton sawmill agrees to pay $15,000 environmental fine


FULTON — An Itawamba County sawmill is paying a $15,375 civil fine because of its failure to submit environmental reports and monitor emissions. Homan Industries agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. The regulator cited Homan for three violations in operation of its Fulton facility. The regulator says Homan’s 2013 annual report was more than ...

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Pickering recovers $197,000 for Itawamba County

FULTON — State Auditor Stacey Pickering he appeared before the Itawamba County Board of Supervisors with $197,963.55, recovered from Chancery Clerk Jim Witt’s bonding company. Pickering and Auditor’s Office investigators were in Fulton Tuesday to announce recovery of the money and to file a document in the Itawamba County Chancery Court asking the court to order that the funds be deposited into ...

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Fulton holds hotel tax election

FULTON — Fulton voters will decide Tuesday whether to approve a new tax on hotel lodging within the city. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city has proposed a 3 percent tax on hotel stays in the city to support various programs. The tax requires approval of ...

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Fulton voters to decide on levying hotel tax

FULTON — Fulton voters will decide early next month whether or not staying overnight in the city will cost more. Fulton officials have selected June 5 to hold a special election to determine whether or not to implement a 3 percent “tourism tax” on hotel stays in the city. The proposed tax will have to be approved by 60 percent ...

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Tammy Wynette memorial planned in Itawamba County

TREMONT — The proceeds from a concert by George Jones will be used for the construction of a memorial in honor of country music star and Itawamba County native Tammy Wynette. Mayor Glyn Robinson says the “Tammy Wynette Birthplace Concert” will be held Dec. 3 at Itawamba Community College Davis Event Center in Fulton. Jones is Wynette’s ex-husband. Officials are ...

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BlueFire Renewables lands financing MOU for Fulton project

— BlueFire Renewables lands financing MOU for Mississippi bioenergy project, 5 others Biofuels Digest reports today that California-based BlueFire Renewables has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with China Huadian Engineering Co. to finance its integrated Power Plant and Biorefinery in Fulton, Miss. and up to five additional plants in the United States. Under the MOU, Huadian will invest equity ...

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Fulton biomass plant construction contract signed

FULTON–California-based BlueFire Renewables Inc. has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its planned cellulosic ethanol facility in Fulton. The facility will be engineered and built by Wanzek Construction Inc., a subsidiary of MasTec Inc., for $296 million, which includes an approximately $100 million biomass power plant as part of the facility. The company is ready to move ...

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Is Ethanol Worth It?

Experts weigh in regarding new plant in Fulton The announcement of plans for a new ethanol plant in Fulton raises questions about the benefits and drawbacks of ethanol and its production process. Some studies say ethanol takes more energy to make than the resulting fuel generates. Regardless, biofuel technology is still developing and is extremely important in the search for ...

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Digby recognized in Washington

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) recently recognized the work of Patricia Digby of Fulton, who was subsequently honored in Washington for her dedication to finding adoptive and foster care families for children. Cochran recommended Digby to be the 2009 Angel in Adoption from Mississippi as part of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s “Angels in Adoption” program. Digby is the ...

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