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PSC, councilmen approve Entergy to join MISO

JACKSON — Entergy Corp. has won the final approvals needed to join a regional electrical transmission group. The Mississippi Public Service Commission and New Orleans City Council both voted to allow the New Orleans-based utility to move ahead. Regulators in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas had already approved the move. Entergy says it will join MISO, the Midwest Independent Transmission System ...

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Two defendants to be arraigned in surplus property case

BASSFIELD — State Auditor Stacey Pickering says two individuals turned themselves in to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office last Tuesday following multiple count indictments. These indictments are a result of the investigation into surplus property purchased by the City of Bassfield and converted to personal use. Brenda Saulters and Billy Matthews were booked on the charges false pretenses, embezzlement and ...

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City, grocer ask to be dropped from Kmart flood lawsuit

CORINTH — The city of Corinth and the Kroger Company have asked a federal judge to dismiss them as defendants in a lawsuit over 2010 flooding at the Kmart in Corinth. Kmart Corporation is seeking compensation for flood damage at the Fulton Crossing location, the store’s closure for about 10 months and flood prevention efforts in April 2011, when the ...

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City eyeing development along river to draw tourists

D’IBERVILLE — The city of D’Iberville is exploring tourism opportunities such as a small park along the winding Tchoutacabouffa River. Initial plans also call for linking sections of the river for paddle sports. “It’s been a dream for a long time for the city to do something with the upper Tchoutacabouffa. The lower part has been developed for years, but ...

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City going after unauthorized vending, including yard sales

WEST POINT — The West Point Police Department plans to crack down on unauthorized vendors. Police Chief Tim Brinkley tells the Daily Times Leader people who continue to set up shops to sell their goods without a permit will first be issued a warning and asked to move along. If unauthorized sells continue, Brinkley says the vendors will be issued ...

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City, county at odds over future of Delta hospital

Greenwood — The Greenwood City Council has voted 4-2 against seeking bids on the possible sale of the publicly owned Greenwood Leflore Hospital might be worth. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports the council’s decision came Wednesday. The Leflore board of supervisors voted 3-1 this week to seek proposals from potential buyers. The 208-bed hospital is owned jointly by the city of ...

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Officials expected to OK city's first gaming venue

D’IBERVILLE — The D’Iberville City Council is expected to give the final approvals for the city’s first casino. The Sun Herald reports the council will vote today on four measures that will allow Land Holdings I to build a casino on the Back Bay. The company hasn’t yet announced the name of the casino. Before the final master plan is ...

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Aldermen schedule special election for liquor vote

CORINTH — The Corinth Board of Aldermen has scheduled a special election Dec. 11 on the sale of liquor in the city. The Daily Corinthian reports aldermen voted 5-1 to schedule the special election for a city-wide referendum. Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue had been gathering signatures since September and presented the board with the petitions. A ...

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City decides to privatize public works department

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a contract to have Clearwater Solutions become the service provider for the public works department. The Sun Herald reports the first year of the five-year contact will cost the city a little more than $1.6 million; the other years will cost a little more than $1.7 million. The city adopted a $9.6 ...

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Officials to mull special election for liquor referendum

CORINTH — Aldermen will consider setting a special election for a city-wide referendum on the sale of liquor. The Daily Corinthian reports the issue is on the board’s agenda for tomorrow night. Supporters of a vote on the liquor issue have been gathering signatures since September and now have the required 2,400 signatures on their petitions calling for a citywide ...

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