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Sierra Club files new motion on Kemper Power Plant
The Sierra Club filed a motion Wednesday with the Mississippi Supreme Court asking that information about the Kemper County Power Plant be added to the public record.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
A Kemper County man is being accused in a rape and aggravated assault. Melvin Levan Rush is charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault and rape.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Child kidnapping suspects appear in court
Two women, both charged in the kidnapping of a 6-year-old child in Kemper County, appeared Wednesday at a detention hearing in Jackson.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
Court Hearing in Kidnapping Case
A mother and daughter, both suspects in the kidnapping of a 6-year-old child in Kemper County Apr. 30, appeared in federal court Wednesday afternoon.
State Games This Weekend
The State Games of Mississippi is underway, and that means thousands of visitors are pouring into Meridian and surrounding areas.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
Wall Street Journal
We Are Right to Oppose Coal Plant
Your May 30 editorial "Mississippi Clean Coal Slaw" misses key points about the campaign against Mississippi Power's Kemper County coal plant.
MPC Names New Overseer for Kemper County Project
Huggins replaces Tommy Anderson, the former vice president of generation development, who resigned in the wake of more than $1 billion of cost overruns at the Kemper County plant.
Sat Jun 08, 2013
Kemper Sheriff: Extra Inmates a Win-Win
Overcrowding at the Lauderdale County Detention Facility is not necessarily a new problem, but it's one that got a bit too out of hand recently.
Jimmie Rodgers celebrated today with album, NYC picnic
Country music star Jimmie Rodgers will be celebrated this weekend at the annual Mississippi Picnic in New York City, where a musician will play songs recently recorded using a guitar once owned by Rodgers.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Mississippi Business Journal
Miss. Power names new VP of generation and development
Like Anderson, Huggins will oversee the development and construction of the utility's Kemper County coal plant.
Thu Jun 06, 2013
Prosecutors: Player had early role in kidnapping
University of Alabama basketball forward Devonta Pollard early on played a role in the April 30 kidnapping of a Kemper County elementary-schooler that Pollard's mother orchestrated, prosecutors allege.
Jimmie Rodgers' $1M guitar used in recording, a first since his death
Here is all one needs to know about the worldwide influence of the late Jimmie Rodgers, the singing brakeman from Meridian who is considered the Father of Country Music: His 1933 tune "Waiting For A Train" inspired George Harrison of the Beatles to start playing guitar.
Wed Jun 05, 2013
Utility Seeks Union Assistance As Kemper's Troubles Mount
Services affiliate get the utility's troubled Kemper County integrated gasification combined-cycle project back on track.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Three More Charged in School Kidnapping Case
Three more people have been charged in connection with the kidnapping of Jashayla Hopson in Kemper County, including Univ.
PSC member slams Miss. Power
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley on Monday blasted Mississippi Power's embattled and over-budget Kemper County coal plant, but noted the $4.3 billion project is "past the point of no return" and "too big to fail."
Mon Jun 03, 2013
Lauderdale County Jail Overflowing
Sollie told the board of supervisors Monday that over the past few weeks Kemper County Sheriff James Moore has agreed to take some of the extra inmates off his hands.
Sun May 26, 2013
Gary Smith: Will ratepayers share in Kemper profits?
As your readers know, our Public Service Commission recently granted Mississippi Power a rate increase to help pay for the power plant in Kemper County.
Fri May 24, 2013
Sound Off for May 25
Does anyone know how to use the ramps on I-10? In Gulfport traffic merging into U.S. 49 is to yield and it never does.
Wed May 22, 2013
Sierra Club, NAACP call for answers from MS Power
WLOX News first reported Monday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission is reviewing Mississippi Power's financial records for 2012, after learning the company withheld information about the Kemper County power plant.
Southern Co. CEO defends Miss. power project
The head of Southern Co. says no one is happy with cost overruns at a Mississippi power plant, but he defends the project as a long-term investment.