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Four sites in state have no coal ash spill hazard rating

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Four years after a massive coal ash spill in East Tennessee, environmental conservation groups have launched an interactive website and map that shows the location and hazard risks for coal ash sites at 100 power plants throughout the Southeast. The website, www.southeastcoalash.org, is a project of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, Appalachian Voices, Southern Environmental Law ...

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Researchers exploring micro-algae as alternative fuel

HANCOCK COUNTY — Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi are participating in an international research project aimed at turning marine micro-algae into fuel. “All the oil we are pumping out of the ground, what was it? Most people think dinosaurs.  No. It was all marine micro algae,” said Dr. Donald Redalje, professor in the Southern Miss Department of Marine ...

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PSC fines California telemarketer $945K for 'No-Call' violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined Roy M. Cox Jr. of Santa Ana, Calif., and his five corporations, Castle Rock Capital Management Inc., Castle Rock Capital Management, S. A., Capital Solutions Group, S. A., Transfers Argentina and Marketing Strategy Group, with both domestic and foreign places of business, a total of $945,000 for violations of the Mississippi ...

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Which bills passed, and which failed, this session?

JACKSON — Here is a look at some of the major items that passed and failed during the 2012 Mississippi legislative session: PASSED • ABORTION: A bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant requires doctors who work at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges to a local hospital and be certified OB-GYN’s. Could close the state’s only abortion clinic. ...

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Stable corn prices, lower production seen as poultry’s best hope for rebound

Poultry — Mississippi’s top agricultural commodity – is weathering economic storms by responding quickly to shifts in demand, and economists at Mississippi State University predict 2012 will be a year of recovery. Whether it sees the expected rebound could hinge on corn prices keeping steady and production levels remaining stable, poultry officials say. In 2011, Mississippi ranked fourth in the ...

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Yuki Northington to star in "HGTV Design Star"

Gulf Coast businesswoman Yuki Northington, a celebrated artist and owner of the Social Chair boutique in Bay St. Louis, will star in the upcoming next season of “HGTV Design Star.” Since 2006, the reality competition show has highlighted talented interior designers, stylists and artists as they compete to win their own HGTV show. The 12 competitors must create inventive designs ...

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Workers’ comp reforms headed to governor for signing

Workers’ compensation legislation seen as a victory for business and a setback for workers’ rights passed the Mississippi Legislature Monday. The bill sponsored by Sen. Will Longwitz (R – Madison) is touted as encouraging economic growth, creating safer workplaces and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice. Longwitz said the reforms are designed to return fairness to a system that ...

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Controversial voter ID bill heads to governor's desk

JACKSON — A Mississippi voter ID bill is headed to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who has said he supports it as a way to protect the integrity of elections. The final version of the bill passed the Republican controlled House 79-39 yesterday, with strong opposition from black representatives. It would require voters to show a driver’s license or other form ...

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