Archive for 2013

Lawmakers want protection for Cooper’s plant in China

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), have asked U.S. diplomatic and trade representatives to help protect the interests of an American company, while dysfunction at a joint venture in China poses risks to U.S. jobs in Northeast Mississippi and elsewhere. The lawmakers are among a […] [...]

Supervisors say no to mayor’s request for records

MADISON — The Madison County Board of Supervisors has turned down a public records request from the mayor of Madison. Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler wants to see a study about restructuring the Lost Rabbit Public Improvement District outside city limits. The Clarion-Ledger reports that county officials said it would be premature to release the records […] [...]

Eco-Systems changes name to Allen Engineering and Science

by MBJ Staff Published: December 23,2013

Tags: Allen Engineering and Science, change, Eco-Systems Inc., engoneering, Jeff Allen, name

JACKSON — Eco-Systems Inc. has changed its name to Allen Engineering and Science. Company president Jeff Allen, P.E., said the “new name coincides with the company’s continued growth and expansion into new markets, and our firm’s 20th year anniversary of being in business.” The change will become effective Jan. 1. [...]

Firms take home BUILDMississippi awards

BILOXI — AGC of Mississippi recently hosted its annual BUILDMississippi awards banquet to recognize some of the projects completed by its members. The winners were as follows: • Commercial — Roy Anderson Corp for Margaritaville Casino & Resort • Commercial — Dan Hensarling Inc. for Pavilions @ Gulfport Small Craft Harbor • Institutional — Evan […] [...]

More than a dozen counties see damage from storms

by Associated Press Published: December 23,2013

Tags: damage, death, destruction, fatality, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, natural disaster, storm, Weather

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency says 15 counties have reported damage from Saturday’s storms. The death toll remains at two, one each in Coahoma and Jasper counties, with several injuries reported statewide. MEMA said yesterday that Marshall County reported one injury, six homes, a business and a public facility damaged. Homes or […] [...]

Former Mayor Davis could plead guilty to embezzlement

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: City of Southaven, court, crime, embezzlement, Greg Davis, law, legal, mayor, plea, Stacey Pickering, State of Mississippi

SOUTHAVEN — Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis may be preparing to plead guilty to the state’s embezzlement case against him. The Commercial Appeal reports that a court filing in DeSoto County Circuit Court shows that the former Dec. 9 trial date was delayed so Davis could consider a plea offer “in conjunction with other law […] [...]

Judge orders DMR records to be released to newspaper

GULFPORT — A federal judge has ordered prosecutors to release 60 boxes of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources records to Biloxi’s Sun Herald newspaper. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, in a Friday order, overruled the U.S. Attorney’s claims that keeping the records secret preserves grand jury secrecy. Starrett gave the government 10 days to provide […] [...]

Two killed as storms slam the Magnolia State

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: damage, death, fatality, National Weather Service, natural disaster, rain, storm weather, tornado, wind

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A storm system swept across the central and southern U.S. yesterday, bringing tornadoes and wind gusts that ripped roofs from barns and hurled trees into power lines, officials said. At least two people were killed. A man died after his mobile home overturned in northern Mississippi, said Coahoma County coroner Scotty Meredith. […] [...]

McGee named to board; only Miss. mayor in group

by Associated Press Published: December 22,2013

Tags: board of directors, city government, city og Ridgelannd, Gene McGee, mayor, municipal, National League of Cities

RIDGELAND — Mayor Gene McGee has been named to the board of directors of the National League of Cities. The Clarion-Ledger reports McGee will serve as two-year term. The group focuses on building better communities. McGee is Mississippi’s only representative on the board. [...]

City officials targeting blighted property

COLUMBUS — The City Council has appointed a task force to study Columbus’ problem with dilapidated properties and vacant lots. The Commercial Dispatch reported the request to set up a committee came from Councilman Kabir Karriem. He said the city needs to closely examine blighted areas and consider the possibility of incentives for redevelopment to […] [...]

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