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Cooperative Energy, Origis Energy Celebrate Launch of Lamar County Solar Site

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Cooperative Energy and Origis Energy recently celebrated their new joint venture 52-megawatt solar project in Lamar County, signifying a major commitment to generating environmentally-friendly renewable energy. Elected officials and business leaders joined the two companies at the celebration, held at the facility site near Sumrall in Lamar County. The facility began operation in December. The celebration event included a ribbon cutting to officially unveil the project.

The 540-acre site, MS Solar 3, includes 206,000 polycrystalline solar panels which gather sunlight and transform it to energy that will power up to 11,400 homes. MS Solar 3 uses the best, most efficient solar technology available. Origis Energy built, owns and operates the facility while Hattiesburg-based Cooperative Energy has agreed to purchase all electricity the plant produces. Cooperative Energy is a not-for-profit, Member-owned generation and transmission cooperative that supplies electricity to 11 Member cooperatives that stretch from the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee line.

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Over 100 Participate in Final Legislative Scrambler on Education

The Mississippi Economic Council hosted our final Legislative Scrambler of the 2018 Mississippi Legislative Session on Wednesday, March 14th at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The event focused on education, and featured Senator Gray Tollison, Education Committee Chair; and Representative Rob Roberson, Education Committee Vice-Chair.

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Senate Approves More Than $1 Billion for Infrastructure

The BRIDGE Act, which is Senate Bill 3046, now heads to the House for considera...

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Leadership Mississippi Holds First Session of 2018

The class heard from cartoonist and author Marshall Ramsey, Mississippi Supreme Court Justice James D. Maxwell II (Class...

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C Spire Celebrates 30 Years of Customer Inspiration

“While we opened our doors 30 years ago as a pure-play wireless provider, our dedication to putting the customer first a...

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2017 Sanderson Farms Championship Earns $1.2 Million for Friends of Children's Hospital

The tower will be home to 88 private neonatal intensive care rooms, 10 additional operating rooms, more pediatric intens...

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Public Education Forum of MS Receives $50,000 Walmart Grant for MS Scholars & Tech Master

Furthermore, the program targets the middle 50 percent of students who can do well but need the extra motivation. The Mi...

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