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Utilities’ fuel purchase practices will be scrutinized

Audits of Mississippi’s electric utilities that were performed by HORNE LLP and Nicholson last year for approximately $1 million and $600,000, respectively, will be bid out this year, per a vote last week by the state Public Service Commission. Commissioner Leonard Bentz did not want to advertise for bids. The Commission, like other state agencies, is not required by law ...

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Butcher may be weary-eyed, but prepared for HORNE’s SERIES

CPA Rusty Butcher is doing something perhaps no one else in Mississippi is doing: reading the entire 2,200-page Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. It’s not drudgery, but nor is it close to recreational reading, said Butcher, a partner in the Ridgeland-based HORNE CPA and Business Advisors firm. The summer reading is part of his preparation for the ...

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Customers likely to pay $1M Entergy audit charge

Consultant: Entergy’s fuel purchasing above-board The final bill for a state audit of Entergy Mississippi’s fuel adjustment charges, conducted by outside party HORNE LLP, is $1.019 million. The project bill was quoted to be $780,000, but according to HORNE, the price was driven up because the accounting firm had trouble obtaining needed documents from the utility. At a recent Mississippi ...

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