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Mississippi with the lowest gas prices in America, again

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.46. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that consumers could see price increases slow as crude oil costs drop. The national average is 28 cents per gallon above the price a year ago. Gas in San Francisco ...

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Jackson has lowest gasoline prices in the nation

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 9 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.43. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that increased oil prices and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base contributed to the rise. She says that unless oil prices retreat quickly, consumers should expect gasoline prices to climb a ...

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Houston High School solar car race team featured in IMAX film

The Houston High School Solar Car Race Team from Houston, Miss., traveled to Washington, D.C., recently for the premier of the IMAX film Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The team and its solar car Sundancer, a 16-foot-long vehicle engineered by the students, are featured in the film. Additionally, Sundancer was displayed at the Smithsonian Institute, showcasing the team’s innovation and accomplishments to the world. ...

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Mississippi Power: Another month, another $99M for Kemper

Mississippi Power Co. said Monday that it needs one more month and another $99 million to finish its $7.2 billion Kemper County power plant. The subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said in a stock filing that it has finished repairs from a March tubing leak. The company aims to have the plant fully running by April 30, completing work more ...

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US stock indexes edge higher in early trading; Oil up

U.S. stock indexes edged higher in morning trading Tuesday, recovering after an early slide. Investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings and economic news. Banks and other financials stocks led the gainers, while phone company stocks were down the most. Energy stocks rose as oil prices were headed higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 38 points, ...

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Mississippi Power’s Kemper plant blows deadline after leak

JACKSON, Miss.  — After a tubing leak in part of its Kemper County power plant, Mississippi Power Co. now says it’s unsure when the $7 billion plant will be finished. With the plant three years behind schedule, the Atlanta-based Southern Co. says it won’t meet the latest deadline of mid-March. Mississippi Power will update the schedule and cost of the plant next ...

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Trump cheers Exxon plan to spend $20B on Gulf Coast projects

President Donald Trump and Exxon Mobil Corp. exchanged praise for each other on Monday as the company announced plans to create thousands of jobs by spending $20 billion over 10 years on plants along the Gulf Coast. Exxon’s plan started long before Trump entered the White House, however. It includes investments that began in 2013. Exxon said Monday the work ...

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Kemper plant forces Moody’s downgrade

By JACK WEATHERLY Moody’s Investors Service, a leading credit rating firm, has downgraded $800 million of Mississippi Power Co.’s debt securities because of continuing problems with the utility’s coal-gasification power plant in Kemper County. The downgrade means that future credit for the power company, which has about 186,000 customers in the state, stands to be more expensive. Moody’s lowered the ...

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Martin joins Entergy

Alexander C. Martin II has joined Entergy Services, Inc.’s legal department as counsel in the regulatory section.  Prior to joining Entergy, Martin was an associate with Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson and Tardy, and Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz. A 2007 graduate of Morehouse College and 2010 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, Martin is a native ...

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