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Costs at coal plant won’t rise, union says

If Mississippi Power Co. successfully defends its Kemper County coal plant from litigation that seeks to invalidate it and the facility eventually opens, workers from two labor unions will have played a big role in getting it operational. General laborers and craftsmen are among the membership from the Central Mississippi Building and Construction Trade Council and the Mississippi chapter of ...

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Concussion regulation bills likely to be filed again

Officials in University of Mississippi Medical Center will again support legislation that establishes guidelines for how to treat concussions in youth sports and requires concussion education among coaches and officials. Three different bills that would have done that died in committee during the 2012 session. Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, authored one of the bills. He said it was his understanding ...

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Officials hope designation kicks off redevelopment wave

Greenville’s downtown was placed on the National Register of Historic Places last month, and officials there are hoping it spurs a wave of redevelopment for the area. The entire process took more than two years, and involved surveys, hiring consultants to help the Commission navigate the process, procuring grant money to pay those consultants and getting approval from city and ...

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Oil and gas production have Pike Co. seeking additional chancery judge

With oil and gas exploration on the rise in Southwest Mississippi, supervisors in one county hope lawmakers will create an additional chancery judge position in anticipation of increased legal activity surrounding the energy boom. Supervisors in Pike County passed a resolution in late October that essentially asked the Legislature to pass a bill that would establish another chancery position. As ...

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Kyle Veazey realizes life goal of writing sports book

Kyle Veazey, an Ole Miss journalism graduate and a sports enterprise reporter for the Commercial Appeal in Memphis, has written a book about Mississippi State University’s 1962-63 men’s basketball team, which defied an unwritten Mississippi law that forbade the state’s college teams from competing against integrated squads. “Champions for Change” is Veazey’s first book. Q — When did you and ...

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Analyst disputes claim that Kemper plant is 70 percent completed

A week after Mississippi Power Co. said its Kemper County coal plant was 70 percent complete, a report by an energy analyst commissioned by the Sierra Club disputed that claim. David Schlissel, an analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, in a report commissioned by longtime Kemper opponent the Sierra Club, said the company’s independent monitor reports ...

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MAKEOVER: Plans finalized for street upgrades in Fondren Business District

Fondren’s business district will soon undergo beautification and traffic-calming work designed to make it more pedestrian-friendly and bring parts of the area into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The work is part of a $2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the City of Jackson contributing $500,000 in matching funds. Construction is scheduled to start in ...

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‘Whole Foods Effect’ likely to hit Highland Village

When Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market announced earlier this year that it would build a store at Jackson’s Highland Village shopping center, it was assumed that nearby commercial and residential real estate would receive at least a small bump in value. Two studies conducted within the past six years — one by Realtors in Portland, Ore., another by Citigroup — ...

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