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Cashing in on Grant's march to Vicksburg

One has to believe that Ulysses S. Grant has just fired up another victory cigar, and all Mississippians ought to join him in the celebration. This week it was announced that a series of historical markers have been erected showing Grant’s path in his famous march to Vicksburg in 1863 during the American Civil War. Brig. Gen. Parker Hills (ret.), ...

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Energy group pushing for used nuclear fuel storage facility

JACKSON — A nonprofit group tied to energy businesses says Mississippi should consider becoming a storage place for used nuclear fuel. Representatives of the Mississippi Energy Institute will meet tomorrow at the state Capitol with the Senate Economic Development Committee. After that, they’ll have a closed-door meeting at the Old Capitol Inn with business people and Republican U.S. Reps. Alan ...

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Nuclear power plant in Mississippi emits smoke from transformer

PORT GIBSON — Officials say a transformer at the Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant near Port Gibson emitted smoke on Sunday but the reactor was not in danger. Entergy Nuclear spokesman Mike Bowling says the incident was reported shortly before 5:45 p.m. It was resolved about 90 minutes later. No injuries were reported. Grand Gulf officials termed it an “unusual ...

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Historic low natural gas prices a boon to manufacturers and consumers

Natural gas prices are currently the lowest prices, when adjusted for inflation, seen in modern history. That is good news for state manufacturers and customers of utilities that rely heavily on natural gas for electricity generation. Entergy Mississippi now has some of the lowest costs for electricity of any utility in the country, said Entergy spokesperson Mara Hartmann. “We are ...

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*Update* Does the U.S. Chamber need to do some homework?

Correction: A gentleman from the Chamber e-mailed me this morning (March 22) to say that his organization’s report states that a cut-off date of March 2010 was used. Because the Kemper project and Gulf LNG “were not complete as of March 2010-in fact, they’re not complete as of today-they were included. The third project, Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant, was included ...

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A final vote is near

Mississippi Power won’t unveil how much of an increase plant would mean to ratepayers The Mississippi Public Service Commission is set to vote Wednesday on Mississippi Power Company’s request for a reconsideration on its $2.4-billion proposed Kemper County clean coal plant. MPC has said that restrictions imposed by the Commission in a recent order — including a $2.4-billion price cap ...

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