JACKSON, Miss.–It’s another $30 million. That seems like a lot of money, but to Southern Company and Mississippi Power, it’s just a fraction of the gigantic $5.6 billion bill for the Kemper County Coal Plant. Brace yourself for the weekend and for some news briefs:
MORE KEMPER PLANT COSTS
$30 million. That would be a fortune to last a lifetime for you and me, but it’s just a drop in the bucket for the cost of that Kemper County coal plant. It’s gonna be another $30 million, the company said this week. But you don’t have to pay it. Mississippi Power will be footing the bill. Total cost as of now, five and a half billion bucks and so far your power bill, if you’re on Mississippi Power, is up 18 percent.
JERRY YOUNG, PRESIDENT
At the National Baptist Convention, Mississippi is representing. Dr. Jerry Young elected president. Young is the pastor at New Hope Baptist in Jackson and he was elected over four other candidates. He’s been in leadership positions before, but this time it’s president of the country’s largest African-American denomination.
STABBING AT EAST MISS
Another stabbing at East Mississippi Correctional. An inmate was shanked Wednesday, he’s expected to make it.
ARMED ROBBERY HELP
Is that a gun in your pocket? If you know who told the employees at Wedny’s in Philadelphia he had a gun and then ran off with the cash back on Aug. 19, police would appreciate a call.
WAYNE COUNTY BUSTS CONTINUE
Getting the drugs off your streets. They’re doing it in Wayne County. All this week they’ve gotten people with meth, cocaine and pot. Wednesday it was Brian Pope, charged with selling meth. Deputies say they’ve also gotten 12 guns away from dealers.