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Barbour-Swoope team played .500 ball, at best

Thank heavens there is still a bright line between a news story and a column. Neither is better than the other. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. A news story is supposed to be factual. Hence, it carries the mantle of credibility, which should never drop to the ground, like the American flag. Play fast and loose with the facts, ...

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Mississippi Power, regulators, ask Kemper decision rehearing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Power Co. and the Public Service Commission are asking the state’s highest court to reconsider its ruling overturning rate increases to fund the company’s Kemper County power plant and ordering $200 million in refunds. In separate court filings Thursday, the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. and the regulatory body argued the high court’s 5-4 decision misreads ...

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Mississippi Power's conversion of plant nearly complete

GULFPORT — The last load of coal has arrived by barge at Plant Watson as Mississippi Power prepares to convert the plant to using strictly natural gas. Mississippi Power had already started using natural gas and announced in August it would convert units 4 and 5 from coal to natural gas to most economically comply with new federal environmental regulations. The ...

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Ihrig elevated to VP of corporate communications at Southern Co.

ATLANTA — Southern Company has made two changes to the company’s executive management team. Bryan D. Anderson, vice president of governmental affairs for Southern Company, has been elevated to senior vice president of governmental affairs. In this role, Anderson will continue managing Southern Company’s Washington, D.C., office and directing the company’s political, policy and regulatory activities. His new role takes effect ...

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Hessell finally has 'interim' removed from title at HCDC

GULFPORT — Bill Hessell can drop the interim tag from his job with the Harrison County Development Commission. Hessell started at the HCDC in 2004 as interim director and became interim director again when Director Larry Barnett left for a job in Texas. He took over as full-time director this month. The HCDC is the lead economic development agency for ...

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Southern Co. moves startup date for Kemper County plant

KEMPER COUNTY — The Southern Co. says the expected startup date of its coal gas-fired power plant in Kemper County is being pushed back to the first half of 2015. In a regulatory filing yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company also says the plant’s cost is expected to rise by $196 million to a total of about ...

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Presley: Utilty rate incentives extended

JACKSON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley reports an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi small businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to Presley. The Small Business Rate Incentive first proposed by Presley in 2011 has ...

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Utility-rate incentives extended for small businesses

JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today an extension through 2014, and in some instances beyond 2014, of utility rate incentives aimed at Mississippi small businesses. To date, the incentives have helped over 1,100 Mississippi “mom and pop” businesses save more than $400,000 in utility costs, according to a news release from Presley. The “Small Business Rate ...

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Kemper plant overruns drag down Southern Co. earnings

Cost overruns in construction of Mississippi Power’s Kemper County lignite coal plant so far this year have taken a nearly $800 million bite out of parent Southern Co.’s earnings. A cooler than normal summer across the Southeast further eroded earnings, the company reported in its third quarter earnings statement. Frequent rainfall combined with what Southern Co. says were the mildest ...

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Thomas Dews, Mark Keenum elected to board of Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power’s board of directors has elected Thomas Dews and Dr. Mark Keenum to the board. Dews, 66, is the president of C.L. Dews & Sons Foundry & Machinery Co. Inc. and Keenum, 52, is the president of Mississippi State University. Dews has held numerous positions with C.L. Dews & Sons before being named president in 1989. He served on ...

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