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USM officially opens renovated College Hall

HATTIESBURG — The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi has cut the ribbon for the renovated College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. School of Mass Communication and Journalism, campus radio station WUSM-FM and The Student Printz student newspaper will also call College Hall home after being housed in Southern Hall for several decades. “Today ...

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Price tag for Kemper plant grows by another $150M

KEMPER COUNTY — Mississippi Power Co. says the expected cost of the power plant it’s building in Kemper County has risen another $150 million because of schedule delays. That pushes the total cost of the plant, a coal mine and associated pipelines to almost $5 billion. The complex was originally projected to cost about $2.8 billion. Atlanta-based Southern Co., the ...

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Proposed Coast baseball stadium plans on fast track

BILOXI — Plans for the new minor league baseball stadium presented to the Biloxi Development Review Committee haven’t changed much from the original renderings. Leigh Jaunsen, an architect with Dale Partners Architects, says the plan shows “a solid, urban, historic-looking ballpark.” The Sun Herald reports the DRC meeting yesterday was just a week after the Biloxi council approved the stadium. ...

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City's hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion date to be pushed back. ...

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PSC asking for more information on Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Regulators say Mississippi Power Co. needs to submit more evidence that it has spent money prudently on the power plant it’s building in Kemper County. The state Public Service Commission voted 3-0 yesterday to require more information from Mississippi Power on the $4.75 billion it is spending to build the coal-fueled power plant in eastern Mississippi. The ...

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City approves bonds for roads for shopping center

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council approved about $17 million in tax-increment finance bonds to build roads around The Galleria shopping center. The council approved the bonds at yesterday’s meeting. The Sun Herald reports the city used similar bonds to finance infrastructure along Sangani Boulevard and The Promenade shopping center. The new million-square-foot mall, restaurants and hotel will be built ...

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Transit system gets extension as construction misses deadline

NATCHEZ — The Natchez Transit System has received an extension to complete the new regional transit facility and is scheduled to move its operations to the facility in December. NTS executive director Sabrena Bartley tells The Natchez Democrat the original project completion date was Oct. 5, but it has been extended until Oct. 30. Bartley said the contractor is working ...

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Local firm breaks ground for new hotel in Delta

CLARKSDALE — Landstar Construction, LLC, has broken ground for the construction of a new Hampton Inn by Hilton in Clarksdale for Chawla & Chawla, Inc. The 63-room hotel is scheduled to open in April 2014, according to Flowood-based Landstar. The cost of the project was undisclosed. Landstar is a general purpose construction firm serving the Southeast but specializing in hotels ...

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Appeals court upholds ruling; finds 'stop notice' law unconstitutional

JACKSON — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that invalidated Mississippi’s “stop notice” law. In 2012, U.S. Magistrate S. Allan Alexander ruled the law unconstitutional because it deprived a corporation of its property without due process of law. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld that ruling yesterday. Alexander ruled ...

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Highway project that included new bridge completed

ELLISVILLE — Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has opened the Highway 590 Extension Project in Ellisville to traffic. The $12-million highway extension project, awarded to Tanner Construction Company, adds a new route from Highway 590 to Highway 29. Work on the project began in October 2011.  Along with roadway work, the 2.5-mile project included construction of a 2,000-foot bridge.

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