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Southern Co. to partner with Texas company to market controversial Kemper coal technology

Southern Co., the parent company of Mississippi Power Co., is partnering with a Texas based-firm that owns part of the technology that will be used at the Kemper County coal plant to market the technology to power companies worldwide. Southern Co. developed the Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIG) technology with Houston-based KBR. The process uses low-rank coal, like the lignite coal ...

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Read October 8 issue of the MBJ

>> RETAIL MSU in negotiations with new developer for CottonMill— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Compton dedicated to improving the economy in Hancock County— by Lynn Lofton >>REGIONALISM Choctaw, Webster and Montgomery counties plan development partnership— by Clay Chandler >> HEALTHCARE Health summit a tool for small business— by Frank Brown >> ENERGY Miss. ...

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Officers, directors seated

The Mississippi Main Street Association has formally welcomed new officers and members to the state board of directors. The following are new officers of the MMSA board for 2012-2014: president Barry Plunkett of B. Plunkett & Associates Inc. in Jackson; president-elect Joey Hudnall of Neel-Schaffer in Jackson; treasurer Mark Loughman of Mississippi Power in Gulfport; and, chairman Randy Burchfield of ...

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Read August 20 issue of MBJ

>> AGRICULTURE Crop shipping on river barges slowed by falling water levels— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> HIGHWAY 9 OPENS Want a road built in record time? Get yourself a Toyota plant— by Clay Chandler >> KEMPER UPDATE Contractors dispute claim of shoddy work at Kemper— by Clay Chandler >> EDUCATION Academic, business development expertise sought in ...

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Mississippi Power to issue refunds

HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Power Co. customers should find some relief on the bottom line of their most recent electric bill. Customers will receive a refund of varying amounts. The rebate is part of an order from the Public Service Commissioner where interest from deposits is credited back to customers’ bills. Mississippi Power officials say the last time customers saw this ...

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Read May 7 issue of the MBJ

>> REAL ESTATE Large stores specifying whom they must have as neighbors— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE Independent monitor: Kemper contingency 91 percent gone— By Clay Chandler >> Q&A David Carn, Baker Donelson— By Clay Chandler >> MARTY WISEMAN Redistricting a consequence of 2012 election >> NANCY ANDERSON Figuring out the Tunica way >> ...

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Trustees name officers

The 2012 officers for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees have been named. The board officers elected to serve are: David Ford, chairperson, Harrison County; Susan Hunt, first vice chair, Harrison County; Pat Descher, second vice chair, Jackson County; Wilburn Bolen, secretary, George County; and Brenton Alexander, treasurer, Stone County. Ford is the retired director of marketing ...

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Kemper County clean coal plant heard before Supreme Court

Oral arguments were heard Dec. 14 before the Mississippi Supreme Court in the case regarding Mississippi Power’s $2.4 billion clean coal plant under construction in Kemper County. The Sierra Club is appealing a decision made by Harrison County Chancery Court to uphold the state Public Service Commission’s decision to allow Mississippi Power to build the plant. Sierra is concerned about ...

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Mee replaces Crane

Ray Mee, corporate training manager for Mississippi Power, was recently named chair of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College District Workforce Council. Mee, a MGCCC alumnus, replaces Dr. Larry Crane, retired director of workforce education and development at Ingalls Shipbuilding. Crane has served as chair of the council for the past six years. The 35-member council is made up of ...

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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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