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TVA board to vote on replacing Memphis coal plant
The Tennessee Valley Authority's board is scheduled to vote on a proposal to retire the coal-fired Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis and replace it with a natural gas facility.
Gautier OKs Archery in Mississippi Schools program
The city of Gautier hopes to have its Archery in Mississippi Schools program in place by the end of September.
Jobless rates fall in most Miss. counties in July
Unemployment rates fell from June to July in 62 of Mississippi's 82 counties, according to figures released Wednesday, rising in 17 and staying level in three.
Federal charges dropped against Shumate
Federal prosecutors, apparently satisfied with a guilty plea in state court, are dismissing charges against a former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources manager.
Miss. loses $644,000 verdict in tidelands lawsuit
A family that owned a beachfront restaurant in Bay St. Louis before Hurricane Katrina has won $644,000 against the state in a lawsuit, with jurors ruling land the state took to build a new small craft harbor was not state tideland but private property.
Ocean Springs to pay park lighting bill
The city of Ocean Springs will return donations to three local business owners who had contributed money to keep Freedom Field lit for a group of pickup soccer players.
Status hearing held on Miss. election challenge
A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says his intention is to have the case settled in time for the November general election.
Heat advisory issued for Mississippians as temperatures rise
Hot weather is moving into Mississippi, bringing triple-digit heat indices with it.
Hattiesburg craft beer brewery closes
One of Hattiesburg's two craft beer breweries has ceased operations.
Building permit numbers reflect renewed growth
In an ongoing signal of economic vigor, residential building-permit activity across DeSoto County was 110 in July, an increase over figures for the previous two months and well above the 93 of July 2013.
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