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TVA sets record demand for February

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February. TVA says the power demand hit an estimated 32,129 megawatts at 7 a.m. EST on Thursday. At that time, average temperatures in its coverage area hovered around 7 degrees. The previous record for February was 31,045 megawatts on Feb. ...

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MDOT launches new winter weather website

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched a new website focused on winter weather preparedness. MDOT’s number one priority is the safety of the traveling public. Winter is officially upon us, and that means the chance of ice and snow, and hazardous driving conditions increases across the state. Visit www.GoMDOT.com/winter, and you can learn safe driving tips, and discover ways ...

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Mississippi volunteers donate quilts to wounded veterans

COLLINS — Nearly a dozen veterans left south Mississippi with fuller luggage after Covington County quilters surprised them with early Christmas gifts. Members of the Mississippi Homemaker Volunteers spent months piecing together fabric in anticipation of the annual Hot Coffee Hunts for Heroes welcome dinner on Dec. 12. The meal, which included a fish fry with all the trimmings, brought ...

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Deadline nears for disaster loans for victims of freeze

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 14 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in George, Greene, Jackson and Wayne counties in Mississippi as a result of the frost and freezing temperatures ...

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Nissan sets another sales record despite winter weather

CANTON — Nissan Group saw total U.S. sales for February 2014 of 115,360 units, an increase of 15.8 percent compared to last year. Highlights of Mississippi-built products are: • Sales of the Frontier pickup rose 112 percent to 5,791 units • Altima sales totaled 30,849 units in February, an increase of 11 percent • Sales of the Xterra increased by ...

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Disaster loan deadline nears for victim's of last year's freeze

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that March 31 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Mississippi as a result of the freeze on March 25–29, 2013. The loans are available in the following ...

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State of emergency declared for more winter weather

After enjoying spring-like temperatures this weekend, Mississippians are facing a new threat from winter weather today. Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a state of emergency for the possibility of significant ice accumulations in the northern half of the state and severe thunderstorms or tornadoes in the central and southern parts of the state. A state of emergency is an administrative ...

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MEMA: Glitch in new wireless alert service causes confusion, fright

PEARL — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency utilized the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messaging tool for the first time during the winter storm that affected the state this week. The first messages were sent Tuesday night for counties in the Mississippi Delta that experienced iced roads and bridges where emergency-only travel was advised. The second set of messages were sent ...

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NRF: Winter weather puts freeze on retail sales

WASHINGTON — Consumers leveled off post-holiday shopping and spending in the beginning of the year due in part to severe winter weather in much of the country, according to the National Retail Federation. January retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations and restaurants, were flat seasonally adjusted month-to-month yet increased 3.0 percent unadjusted year-over-year. “Following a solid holiday sales season, it ...

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MDOT: Beware of icy roads in 20 counties

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a road update as another round of winter weather impacts the state. MDOT reports ice has been detected on roads and bridges in 20 counties. The affected counties are Tallahatchie, Montgomery, Holmes, Carroll, Leflore, Claiborne, Prentiss, Benton, Marshall, Newton, DeSoto, Chickasaw, Quitman, Coahoma, Tate, Panola, Warren, Jefferson, Tunica and Lee. All lanes ...

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