JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The attorney for St. Dominic Health Systems says the hospital has dropped its legal challenge over a Madison County clinic. St. Dominic attorney Ed Brunini tells The Clarion-Ledger that after five years of legal disputes St. Dominic decided the certificate of need for the facility was probably invalid.
The head of Southern Co. is defending a coal-burning power plant in Mississippi's Kemper County, despite cost overruns there. Southern Co. CEO Tom Fanning called the project a long-term investment. But he also called the decision to absorb $540 million in costs "a bitter pill for us to swallow."
GLOSTER, Miss. (AP) - The town of Gloster wants to talk with Georgia-Pacific about cleaning up the site of a former plywood mill that was destroyed by fire more than a year ago. The Enterprise-Journal reports that the company and the town have no agreement on site cleanup. A 2012 fire destroyed the 279,000-square-foot mill, which closed in 2009.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - Arkansas scored a 2-1 victory over Mississippi today in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. Brian Anderson scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning. Aaron Greenwood took the loss for the Rebels, who fall into the loser's bracket.
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