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16 hrs ago | WTOK-TV Meridian

Beekeepers Seek New Home for Association and Honeybees

There's a growing number of beekeepers in East Mississippi and West Alabama. In fact, a local group draws dozens of interested residents to learn the craft and share experiences.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Association, Apiculture, Science, Meridian, MS, Lauderdale County, MS, Clarke County, MS

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Newms360.com

Ed Holliday: Mississippi and climate change

Mississippi is not a stranger when it comes to government action and subsidies to fight global warming. If you drive to Kemper County you can see the $5 billion power plant that has received federal help and aggressive state laws that take the burden of failure off the back of the utility company - and places the burden on the ratepayers.

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Related Topix: Global Warming, Tupelo, MS, Opinion

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

U.N. Official Visits Kemper Coal Plant

This coal plant in Kemper County, Mississippi is leading the way in clean coal technology. And it's now attracting international attention.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Local Leaders Talk about Taxes for Upcoming Budget

The city of Meridian is getting closer to finalizing a budget for the coming year, and officials are hopeful it will not include a tax increase. Councilman George Thomas spoke about the budget at Monday's meeting of the Lauderdale County Council of Governments.

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Related Topix: Meridian, MS, Lauderdale County, MS

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Mississippi Business Journal

Kemper County power plant costs rise another $30M

KEMPER COUNTY - Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $30 million to finish the power plant it's building in eastern Mississippi's Kemper County, pushing the total cost to nearly $5.6 billion.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Commercial Dispatch

OCSD warning of suspects posing as law enforcement

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are warning residents of two suspects who are reportedly posing as police officers and conducting illegal traffic stops after a resident claimed she was taken to Kemper County against her will Monday.

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Related Topix: Oktibbeha County, MS, Starkville, MS

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WTOK-TV Meridian

Burglary Suspect Sought

Kemper County authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted suspect.

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