Month: January 2021

C Spire Invests $1 Billion to Speed Deployment of 5G, Fiber Broadband in Mississippi, Alabama

C Spire is ramping up an unprecedented growth project with a $1 billion investment over the next three years– the largest capital spend in company history – to accelerate the deployment of ultra-fast 5G wireless technology and all-fiber Gigabit broadband internet in key parts of its service area in the southeastern U.S. The project will …

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Entergy ‘Center of Excellence’ Opens in Clinton

Entergy’s new Center of Excellence, a high-tech training facility for new line workers, recently opened in Clinton as part of the company’s Knowledge and Skills Training (KAST) facility. Company officials gathered at a dedication ceremony to commemorate the grand opening. Afterward, they toured the new center. The COE consolidates training for line workers without previous …

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Mississippi State Board of Education Suspends Policies on A-F Grading, Passing Requirements for 3rd Grade Reading and High School Assessments for 2020-21 School Year

The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has voted to suspend three statewide policies regarding assessment and accountability to manage the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the 2020-21 school year. All required state and federal assessments will be administered this school year as usual. However, the policy suspensions mean schools and districts will not be …

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Century Club Charities Donates $1.45 Million to Friends of Children’s Hospital

For seven years straight, Century Club Charities has broken its own record in charitable giving, announcing a $1.45 million donation to Friends of Children’s Hospital from proceeds of the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship. At a recent news conference, Century Club Charities and the Sanderson Farms Championship presented the $1.45M check to Friends of Children’s Hospital …

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Waller: In Time of Turmoil, Mississippi Provides Example of What Can Be Accomplished by Working Together

For the first time in over 125 years, our state has a flag designed to represent all Mississippians. On Monday, Governor Tate Reeves signed House Bill 1 into law. A controversial chapter in our history is closed. We now have a flag symbolic of our state’s reputation as “The Hospitality State.” MEC has strongly advocated …

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Governor Tate Reeves Extends Executive Order

Governor Tate Reeves has announced the decision to extend Executive Order 1535 until Wednesday, February 3,2021 at 5:00 PM. The following counties are currently under a county-wide mask mandate after meeting certain requirements in relation to COVID-19: Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, De Soto, Forrest, Franklin, …

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EEI Announces Entergy Corporation as 2020 Emergency Response Award Recipient

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently announced Entergy Corporation as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award. Entergy received five response awards, including recovery awards for Hurricane Laura and severe thunderstorms last April, and assistance awards for hurricanes Sally, Isaias and Hanna. Presented to EEI member companies, Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts …

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