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Entergy plans three solar-power pilot projects

The Mississippi Public Service Commission has approved three solar power projects to be constructed by Entergy. The pilot projects, the first to be sponsored by a utility, will be built in Senatobia, Jackson and Brookhaven, Northern District Commissioner Brandon Presley said in a news release. Each will have the capacity to generate 500,000 kilowatts of electricity, the release said. Hattiesburg-based ...

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United Furniture Industries expanding operations in Nettleton

Officials from United Furniture Industries have announced the company is expanding operations at its manufacturing facility in Nettleton, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $277,000 and will create a minimum of 100 new jobs. The company currently has 400 employees at the Nettleton facility. United Furniture is a manufacturer of upholstered furniture including chairs, recliners, sofas and loveseats, ...

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State set to meet about Aberdeen school system

JACKSON — State officials have signaled they could be seeking to take over an eighth school district even as they consider fundamental changes to the process of state control, called conservatorship. Mississippi’s Commission on School Accreditation is scheduled to meet Wednesday in Jackson and appears poised to declare a state of emergency in the 1,400-student Aberdeen district, which educates students ...

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Nutritionists win dietetic awards

Sylvia Byrd and two nutrition students in Mississippi State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences were honored at a statewide awards function March 8. Byrd is an associate professor and director of the Didactic Program in Dietetics in MSU’s Department of Food Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion. She has been named the Outstanding Dietetic Educator of the Year by ...

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United Furniture adding at least 100 jobs

OKOLONA — United Furniture Industries is expanding its Okolona operations in order to accommodate an increase in production. The company will be expanding into an existing, unspecified city-owned building. As a result of the expansion, United Furniture will be adding at least 100 new jobs at its Okolona manufacturing facility. “We would like to thank all of those involved in ...

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