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Energy companies eyeing sites in Natchez area

NATCHEZ — Adams County hopes to advertise for bids in April for port improvement construction related to a biofuels project. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. announced in 2011 its plans to convert the Delta BioFuels plant into a bio-refinery, in which fuels and other chemicals will be produced from organic matter. The company — which makes chemical ingredients for personal care ...

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Judge to hear petition to block sand drying plant

POPLARVILLE — A Pearl River County judge has scheduled a hearing tomorrow on a petition from some residents seeking to block development of five acres near the construction site of a sand drying plant in Picayune. The Alliance Consulting Group is locating the plant on 30 acres between Nicholson and Picayune. The $30-million plant would service the oil industry, and ...

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Legislation passes that codifies Kemper plant settlement

JACKSON — The state Senate has approved two House-passed bills that codify a settlement between the Public Service Commission and Mississippi Power Co. over the company’s Kemper County power plant. Meanwhile, state Supreme Court justices want parties to answer more questions about an appeal challenging the constitutionality of a 2008 state law that would allow Mississippi Power to collect money ...

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Panel rules for company in Flexible Flyer case appeal

WEST POINT — Flexible Flyer did not violate the law when it abruptly shut down in 2005 with no notification to workers, according to a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a bankruptcy judge’s ruling in a lawsuit brought by some company employees. The employees contended Flexible Flyer violated the Worker ...

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Company pleads guilty to charges from paper mill spill

PEARL RIVER — A company that owned a Bogalusa paper mill has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August 2011 spill of pulp byproducts into the Pearl River that killed more than 500,000 fish. Austin, Texas-based Temple Inland faces a maximum fine of $200,000 for its guilty plea to violating the Clean Water Act. The company faces additional fines ...

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Union supporters say officials threaten to close Nissan plant

CANTON — Pro-union workers say Nissan Motor Co. has threatened to close its Canton assembly plant if workers vote for the United Auto Workers to represent them, though the company denies such threats. Such threats would violate federal law, which bars managers from telling employees they’ll close a plant in retaliation for a pro-union vote. “I think the UAW’s allegation ...

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Neighborhoods still being tested for pollutants from plant

HATTIESBURG — Officials have been conducting testing at and near the former Hercules plant to determine whether contaminants have spread into surrounding neighborhoods. Testing is being conducted by officials with the state Department of Environmental Quality, the Environmental Protection Agency and Ashland Inc., Hercules’ parent company at wells within a half-mile radius of the former chemical plant as well as ...

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North Carolina-based company sites plant

NATCHEZ — Towel and tissue supplier von Drehle Corp. of Hickory, N.C., has announced it will locate a manufacturing plant in Natchez. Officials say in a news release that the company, which provides paper products to commercial and industrial consumers nationwide, will create at least 100 new jobs. Von Drehle acquired the former Mississippi River Pulp facility, which closed in ...

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