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PSC files no-call charges with $235,000 in fines

Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that the Mississippi Public Service Commission has charged two telemarketers with violations of the Mississippi No-Call law. The PSC’s investigation found that these two companies made 47 illegal calls to Mississippians. Should these entities be found to have violated the No-Call law, they are subject to a combined total of $235,000 in fines. Notices of alleged ...

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Mississippi Commission Chair Presley Appointed to NARUC’s Board of Directors

Mississippi Public Service Commission Chair Brandon Presley has been appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Board of Directors. Presley was elected to the Mississippi PSC in 2007 and then re-elected in 2011 and 2015. Presley also was the mayor of Nettleton, from 2002 to 2007. He also was vice chair of NARUC’s Natural Gas Access and Expansion ...

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Farmer named General Counsel of Mississippi Public Service Commission

Frank F. Farmer has been named General Counsel of the Mississippi Public Service Commission Farmer is a native Mississippian who has practiced law throughout Mississippi since 2001. Prior to his appointment, he represented the Commission on behalf of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office. He has experience in litigation at all levels, attorney management and training, project management, and nationwide pro ...

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PSC makes staff changes

The Mississippi Public Service Commission, Central District, recently made three staff changes. Ryan Brown, of Brandon, has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner. Prior to his appointment, Brown was Policy Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Jackson ...

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Hammer comes down on predatory robocallers (kind of, sort of)

Here’s something for the “Don’t-Spend-it-All –in-One-Place” file. The unscrupulous folks behind those annoying robocalls you’ve been getting have agreed to settle with the State of Mississippi for about the price of a compact automobile. The offenders, including serial annoyer Caribbean Cruise Line,  admit to violating the state’s No-Call Law but together will pay a fine of $22,136. Oh, forgot.  There’s ...

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Entergy gives solar a shot

By Jack Weatherly Entergy will build solar facilities in three Mississippi cities. It is designated a pilot project even though solar technology has been around for decades, because it is the first of “utility scale” in Mississippi, said Aaron Hill, manager of the project for Entergy. Construction will commence in the Jackson area in the second quarter and be completed ...

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Mississippi groups attack carbon dioxide limits, say unreasonable

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators and utilities are savaging the federal government’s proposal to force Mississippi power plants to cut carbon dioxide emissions. In comments filed in December, leaders of utilities, state agencies and business groups called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan illegal, infeasible and economically unbearable. The EPA announced specific targets for all the states in June, ...

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Rep. Brown says he will run for Posey's seat on PSC

JACKSON — Democratic state Rep. Cecil Brown of Jackson said yesterday that he’s running in 2015 for a seat on the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the three-member board that regulates utilities. Brown, 70, said he will seek the central district seat that is held by Republican Lynn Posey, a former state senator from Union Church. Posey could not immediately be ...

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PSC fines companies for alleged violations of no-call law

JACKSON — The Mississippi Public Service Commission has fined three companies for alleged violations of the state’s no-call law. Commissioners voted unanimously yesterday to enter default judgments against Financial Knowledge Network, HME Providers and Fountain of Youth Bathtubs. Financial Knowledge Network of Wyoming, James Thomas Graham of Florida and associated companies are alleged to have violated Mississippi’s law against unauthorized ...

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