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Mississippi Power Kemper Plant
Mississippi Power Kemper Plant
Mississippi Power Kemper Plant

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – Federal regulators have opened an investigation into the estimated costs and schedule of Mississippi Power Co.’s overrun-plagued $6.7 billion Kemper County power plant being built in Mississippi. In a filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. said it believes the inquiry is focused on “accounting matters, disclosure controls and procedures, and internal controls over financial reporting associated with” Kemper.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A rapper draped herself in a Confederate battle flag and hung a noose around her neck during a performance to protest Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant’s declaration of April as Confederate Heritage Month. Genesis Be grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, and she says her performance was April 26 in New York.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Jackson Police Department has seized drugs, money, guns and ammunition as a result of a tip from the community. Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green says in a release that detectives arrested 26-year-old Lorenzo Loggins on Wednesday and charged him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute with a gun.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the state’s spring inshore shrimp season will open statewide May 23 at 6 a.m. The commission voted unanimously Thursday to go against state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries data showing the season should be opened earlier in the Barataria, Timbalier, Terrebonne and Vermilion-Teche basins.

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