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City now requiring rental owners to have license, inspection

MCCOMB — The city of McComb will soon require some rental property owners to obtain a privilege license and have their properties inspected. The Enterprise-Journal reports Mayor Whitney Rawlings broke a tie vote this week to approve the ordinance. It will require all rental property owners with three or more properties purchase what will likely be a $25 to $30 ...

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Commissioners want more info on gas utility's plan

JACKSON — Regulators want to look again at an Atmos Energy Corp. plan to raise connection charges and cut rates for natural gas. The Mississippi Public Service Commission voted for more study, with commissioners expressing concerns about raising bills for people who use little natural gas in summer. Dallas-based Atmos wants to raise monthly connection charges by $2 a month ...

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Council's new food rules for festival draw howls from vendors

OXFORD — The Oxford Tourism Council’s revamped selection process for food vendors at the Double Decker Arts Festival is drawing protests from some would-be participants. Recently, several businesses that applied for one of the 25 food booths at the festival received a letter asking them to resubmit their application with menus including something unique to Oxford. As of last Friday, ...

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Supervisors mull new taxi rules, fees after drivers' protest

BILOXI — The Harrison County Board of Supervisors will hold a workshop in the next two weeks to discuss rules and fees for the taxi industry. The Sun Herald reports taxi drivers appeared before the board to protest the fees they are paying under the taxi commission established by the Legislature in 2010. Leisa Leisy, president of the Gulf Coast ...

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City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

TUPELO — Officials say eliminating “bring your own bottle” nightclubs could help control littering, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assaults in Tupelo. The proposal would require a city beer permit or a state alcohol permit for establishments that serve alcohol and provide entertainment, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. “For me, it’s safety,” said Tupelo police chief Tony Carleton. He ...

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Casino officials want tougher facility regulations

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators want new casinos to be sturdier and gambling space larger with better restaurants and hotels. And the Mississippi Gaming Commission is ready to put the new requirements in writing. The Sun Herald reports the Gaming Commission is accepting written comments on the regulations. Commission executive director Allen Godfrey says depending on the comments, regulators could vote ...

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AP makes corrections to story on Entergy Nuclear

In a story Jan. 13 about the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, The Associated Press reported erroneously how much power the plant supplies to Vermont. The plant currently supplies a small fraction of Vermont’s power, not a third, as it used to before a contract expired last March. The story also erroneously reported when the plant’s state certificate to operate ...

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River stage forces closure of waters to oystermen

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has closed Area II “A” Conditionally Approved Waters, Area II “B” Conditionally Approved Waters and Area II “D” Conditionally Approved Waters to the harvest of oysters due to the Pearl River stage exceeding the 10-foot management plan criteria for these areas. This includes: • Area II “A” Conditionally Approved ...

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Public hearing called to discuss subdivision development

VICKSBURG — Warren County will hold a public hearing on Jan. 22 on proposed changes to the county’s ordinance on subdivision development. The Vicksburg Post reports versions of a revised ordinance have discussed by the board of supervisors for months. The county is considering a prohibition on the sale of residential lots until roads are dedicated for county maintenance. The ...

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Entergy files application with FERC for spin-off/merger

NEW ORLEANS — ITC Holdings Corp. and Entergy Corporation have filed a joint application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking approval for Entergy’s utility operating companies to spin off and merge their electric transmission businesses into a subsidiary of ITC. Upon closing of the transaction, ITC will become one of the largest electric transmission companies in the U.S., ...

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