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Pontotoc lands garbage-to-electricity project:

From the Mississippi Public Service Commission:

What: Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley invites the media and the general public to a major announcement and press conference

When: Tuesday August 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Where: Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority, 1904 Pontotoc Parkway West, Pontotoc, MS (between Pontotoc and Oxford on four-lane Hwy 6)

Why: Announcement of PSC approval for the state’s second project that converts landfill gas to electricity

** More information will be available at the press conference**

Rule moves forward that requires ‘live person’ on phone

Jackson, MS ( August 8, 2011) – Today, Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that the key component of his Mississippi Ratepayer’s Bill of Rights that would require utility companies to give customers who call the option of speaking to a “live person” has been approved to go forward by the full Public Service Commission.

The full PSC adopted Presley’s motion for the rule, unanimously, at their meeting last Thursday.

“I have been fighting hard for three years to get this particular rule included in our Ratepayer’s Bill of Rights,” Presley said. “Companies who sell essential services to the public should be required to actually talk to their customers. It’s just basic, old fashioned customer service, so it’s a win for everyone.”

Renasant Center adds new workspace

Entrepreneurs who need a small amount of office space now have a new option in the Renasant Center for IDEAs.

IDEA Hub will offer affordable cubicle space, for new and expanding businesses, with all of the support currently offered through Tupelo/Lee County’s regional business incubator.

“Our goal through creating IDEA Hub is to offer affordable office space to entrepreneurs who simply need a workspace of their own,” said Orlando Pannell, director of entrepreneurship and community development for the Community Development Foundation. “IDEA Hub is ideal for sales people who need a local office, start-up companies, and at-home businesses.”

IDEA Hub is located on the first floor of the Renasant Center for IDEAs, in a 650 square foot space. It enables business clients to start out in a cubicle space, with a month-to-month lease, as they grow and expand their business needs.

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