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Commissioners hire firm to find new port director

GULFPORT — A firm has been hired to search for a new director for the Port of Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the port’s Board of Commissioners voted to hire Boyden Global Executive Search to find a new director. Commissioner John Rester said Boyden has conducted the previous four executive searches for the port and specializes in maritime executives. Boyden ...

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Port commissioner resigns; term ran through 2015

GULFPORT — State port commissioner Frances Turnage has resigned from the five-member board. Commission president Jim Simpson tells the Sun Herald that Turnage emailed late Friday about her resignation. Simpson says she has retired from Mississippi Power and intends to relocate to be nearer her grandchildren. She will no longer be living in Harrison County. Simpson said he understands the ...

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Hosemann pushes for streamlining boards, commissions

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is advocating streamlining state government by reining in the 200 boards and commissions that oversee various agencies. In his inaugural State of the State speech in January, Gov. Phil Bryant asked Hosemann, whose office maintains the state’s records, to make recommendations “on possible termination or consolidation” of boards and commissions. A spokesman for ...

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Board cannot decide whether to continue raising state port

GULFPORT — The state port’s five-member board has set a third special meeting because members were unable to decide in two previous sessions whether the port should continue elevation of the West Pier from 10 feet to 25 feet above sea level. Commissioner Jim Simpson told The Sun Herald port consultants indicated tenants will evacuate for hurricanes even if the ...

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PSC levies largest civil penalty for No-Call law violations

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) has issued a civil penalty of $5.7 million against Purchase Power Solutions, LCC, ELH Consulting, LCC, doing business as Proactive Planning Solutions, LLC and Lisa Miller. Presley said that over 390 complaints had been filed at the PSC regarding alleged calls in violation of Mississippi Do-Not-Call law. The fine represents the largest ...

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Commissioners delay decision on Dems' replacement candidates

JACKSON — State election commissioners have delayed a decision on whether to let Democrats replace their nominee in south Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Commissioners will meet again to discuss the issue tomorrow, which also is the deadline for commissioners to give county elections officials the sample ballot for the Nov. 6 elections. In March, Michael Herrington of Hattiesburg won the ...

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Commissioner Presley to personally challenge 'AT&T Law'

JACKSON — A Mississippi utility regulator says he will challenge a new law that removes most of the state’s remaining regulatory authority over AT&T. Brandon Presley, who represents north Mississippi on the Public Service Commission, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal he’ll file the lawsuit as a private citizen in Hinds County Circuit Court. “It violates the state constitution,” Presley ...

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