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Entergy named a National Leader in economic development for 12th consecutive year

For 12 years running, Site Selection magazine has named Entergy Corporation as one of the nation’s top utilities in economic development. The award is due to the vital role Entergy plays in economic development efforts across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. “This is a tremendous honor that speaks directly to our commitment to bring jobs and growth to our communities,” ...

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Water association accuses Mississippi woman of taking $40K

A Mississippi woman has been charged with embezzling more than $40,000 from a small group that supplies water in a rural area. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Prentiss County sheriff’s deputies arrested 54-year-old Janet Lynn Patton of Booneville on April 17. She is charged with embezzlement, based on a sworn statement from the New Candler Water Association. Patton is ...

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Downtown the Sequel: Utilities consulting firm returning to CBD with Regions’ lease

Utility Management Corp. is returning to downtown Jackson after several years in Flowood. A utilities consulting firm and oil and gas broker, Utility Management had its offices in the 111 E. Capitol St. building from its inception in 1987 through 2009.  It will move into a 7,000 square-foot space on the 11th floor of Regions Plaza in early November, according ...

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Area Development Magazine ranks Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates

  JACKSON, Mississippi — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced today that Area Development, a national site selection publication, recently ranked Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates related to economic development and job growth. “I am proud that the economic development community around the country is taking note of the pro-jobs efforts of the Mississippi Public ...

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Topazi retiring as COO of Southern Company

ATLANTA — Southern Company chairman, president and CEO Thomas A. Fanning has made public a number of changes within the company’s management team, effective July 1, including the replacement for Anthony Topazi. According to Fanning, Mark A. Crosswhite will become executive vice president and COO for Southern Company. Crosswhite will assume the role vacated by Topazi, who has announced plans ...

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Louisiana PSC approves Entergy's bid to join MISO

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved Entergy Louisiana, LLC’s and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, LLC’s proposal to join a large regional transmission organization. The LPSC unanimously approved the joint application of the two companies to join the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator Inc. or MISO. Louisiana is the first state in which approval has been ...

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PSC review of Pontotoc Gas System results in reduced bills

PONTOTOC — Customers of Pontotoc Gas System will see their bills drop after a Mississippi Public Service Commission review found them too high. Starting immediately, residential rates will decrease from $9.56 per million metric British thermal units (mmbtu) to $7.14 per mmbtu. The utility wasn’t intentionally overcharging customers, said Pontotoc Mayor Jeff Stafford. It had adjusted its rates annually according ...

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