KEMPER COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi Power broke ground on a two point four billion dollar energy project Thursday.
Governor Haley Barbour, along with officials from Mississippi Power and other state and local leaders were on hand for the ground breaking. T
he new clean coal plant is located in Kemper County.
It will create 260 permanent jobs and an additional one thousand during peak construction.
The plant is scheduled to be fully operational in 2014.
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