U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases

Wicker Critical of Defense Department Report on Energy-Efficient Building Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), on Friday, criticized a newly-released Department of Defense (DOD) report on energy-efficient building standards. Wicker added an amendment to the FY2012 National Defense Authorization Act that required the DOD study to examine the cost and effectiveness of current building standards, including the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

Wicker Calls for Better Green Building Standards for Defense Department on Senate Floor

WASHINGTON, DC - December 6, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) Tuesday discussed on the Senate Floor an amendment he filed to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to help ensure military construction projects avoid unnecessary costs related to third party energy-efficient building standards through increased transparency.

Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour Joins Enterprise Community Partners, American Express Center for Community Development...

WAVELAND, MS - January 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- More than five years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed all of Hancock County’s public housing, seniors in Waveland now have an affordable place to call home thanks to Oak Haven Apartments, which features 80 affordable, cottage-style apartment homes. Gov. Haley Barbour today joined the Bay Waveland Housing Authority, Centerpointe Regional Housing Development, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise), American Express Center for Community Development, and other local housing partners for a grand opening celebration with senior residents

Nursing Home Employee Pleads Guilty to Exploitation and Embezzlement

Jackson, MS - November 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- A Clarksdale nursing home employee has plead guilty to exploitation and embezzlement charges against her, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today

Renewable Solar Technology Company to Locate Manufacturing Facility in Senatobia, Miss.

Senatobia, MS - April 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Governor Haley Barbour announced today that Twin Creeks Technologies, a venture-backed solar technology company, is locating a solar panel manufacturing facility in Senatobia, Miss. The production facility will create 512 jobs, in two phases, over the next five years and represents a company investment of more than $175 million

MHC Awards $100,000 to Green Building Contest Winners

Jackson, MS - January 15, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) today announced the three winners of its Growing a Greener Mississippi building competition. Gulf Coast Builders, LLC won the $50,000 and First Place for their affordable green home in Gulfport, MS. Habitat for Humanity Bay Waveland’s entry in Bay St. Louis received Second Place and $30,000 and Village Green Builders, Inc.’s entry in Oxford received Third Place and $20,000. The awards were announced at a luncheon during MHC’s 20th Annual Affordable Housing Conference at the Jackson Convention Complex

MHC Announces Statewide Green Building Competition

Biloxi, MS - January 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) —The Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC) today announced its new Growing a Greener Mississippi competition which will offer builders/developers statewide the opportunity to compete for $100,000 in prize money.



The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee this morning approved legislation sponsored by U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) to authorize a study on designating the home of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers as a National Park Service unit.


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