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Senators write Obama concerning propane supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss) are among 29 senators who have asked the Obama administration to be more engaged in overcoming a steep drop in propane supplies, a situation that is driving up prices for rural residents and farmers, according to the senators. In a letter sent to President Obama yester, the bipartisan ...

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Entergy crews head to Arkansas to help restore power

JACKSON — A revised forecast calling for additional icing in central and northern Arkansas has Entergy Arkansas calling for help. And Entergy Mississippi crews are answering that call. Some 63 restoration workers — 38 from Entergy Mississippi and 25 contract crews — plus support teams left central Mississippi and northern Mississippi around noon yesterday to help its sister utility with ...

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TVA loses $67M in first quarter of 2014

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ― The Tennessee Valley Authority reports that operating expenses declined and its bottom line results improved in the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 compared with the same quarter a year ago. “Our efforts to keep rates low and reliability high for our customers by working more efficiently helped to offset lower sales and revenues reported in the ...

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Supreme Court hearing case involving alligators, ExxonMobil

WILKINSON COUNTY — The Mississippi Supreme Court is refereeing a dispute between a Wilkinson County couple and ExxonMobil Corporation over an alleged alligator infestation, with justices scheduled to hear oral arguments Tuesday. The dispute involves more than 80 alligators that Tom Christmas and his wife argue they didn’t discover on land next to their homestead until four years after they ...

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GLENN MCCULLOUGH — Keeping the lights on in polar vortex cold temps

Last week (Jan. 24) TVA met a record breaking winter demand for electricity generating 33,345 megawatts as temperatures across the seven-state Tennessee Valley averaged 7 degrees F. This is TVA’s highest demand for electricity since the summer of 2007 (TVA records summer and winter peaks) and the third highest demand for electricity in the TVA’s 81-year history. Thanks to talented, ...

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Lockheed partners with TVA in energy efficiency programs

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Lockheed Martin is partnering with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to administer commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs aimed at keeping energy costs low for consumers across the Southeast. Lockheed Martin will supply program management, engineering and operations services to TVA and local power companies to deliver energy more efficiently. “Lockheed Martin’s engineering, systems integration and smart ...

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Southern Co.: Kemper plant construction cost could grow by $40M

KEMPER COUNTY — The Southern Co. says it may cost another $40 million to finish the $5-billion-plus power plant and mine it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County. The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday that it would set aside money in the plant’s budget to cover possible start-up problems. Critics have warned the technology, which turns soft ...

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Biofuel plant fire extinguished; highway to reopen

NEW ALBANY — A fire at a north Mississippi biofuels plant has been extinguished. The fire, put out about 7:30 p.m. yesterday, had been burning since early Wednesday at the plant near New Albany, but no injuries were reported. There were also at least three explosions at JNS Biofuels, formerly known as North Mississippi Biodiesel. “The fire is out,” said ...

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