Posts Tagged ‘build’

Contractor named one of safest in U.S. by ABC

by MBJ Staff Published: March 21,2013

Tags: award, build, builder, building, construction, contractor, safety, trade association

PHILADELPHIA — The national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has honored Yates Construction for maintaining a safety record that has earned the company recognition in the NAICS 236 – General Contractor category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards. Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO, said, “Yates Construction has truly shown a dedication to becoming […] [...]

Contract awarded for ‘whistle stops’ along Tanglefoot Trail

by Associated Press Published: March 8,2013

Tags: build, builder, construction, fitness, health, hike, hiker, hiking, outdoors, run, runner, running, tourism, tourist, trail, visitor, walk, Walker, walking, whistle stops

PONTOTOC — A Thaxton company has been awarded a $319,000 contract to construct four “whistle stops” along the Tanglefoot Trail in north Mississippi. Karen Heintze, project manager for Three Rivers Planning and Development District, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Hooker Construction Company will build “whistle stops” at Ingomar, Ecru, Algoma and Houlka. “Whistle stops” […] [...]

Court will not hear appeal of businessmen’s defamation case

by Associated Press Published: March 1,2013

Tags: appeal, bench, build, builder, construction, contractor, court, decision, defamation, justice, law, legal, media, television station

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court have declined to hear an appeal from two businessmen who said they were defamed by a Gulf Coast television station. Gerald “Heath” Hudson of Moss Point and his father, Arthur “Gerald” Hudson of Lucedale, sued WLOX-TV in 2006 in Harrison County Circuit Court. A Harrison County jury in 2009 […] [...]

New school still on track to open next January

OXFORD — Framework is in place and brickwork is progressing on the new Oxford High School. Tim Prewitt, who oversees the work for Eley Guild Hardy, the school district’s architecture firm for the project, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the project’s January 2014 opening target is still doable. Oxford School Board members voted yesterday […] [...]

After much delay, new MDOT headquarters nearing completion

by Associated Press Published: February 22,2013

Tags: bankrupt, bankruptcy, build, builder, building, construction, contractor, state agency, transportation

TUPELO — The long-awaited opening of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s District 1 headquarters is on track for June. MDOT project engineer Matt Dunn tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the exterior work is done, but there’s still work left to do on the inside. The $5.1-million, 34,000-square-foot facility was scheduled to be finished last […] [...]

City hires Tennessee consultant to rewrite building codes

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez has hired a consultant to help officials rewrite the local guidelines for building codes, new construction, signage and the various zoned districts in the city. Former city planner Phil Walker of the Walker Collaborative, a consulting firm in Nashville, Tenn., tells the Natchez Democrat he’ll meet with a local […] [...]

State House gives nod to $184M in bonds

JACKSON — House members want the state to borrow more than $184 million, mainly for new buildings at Mississippi’s community colleges and public universities. The House passed bills to borrow $120 million for universities, $25 million for community colleges and $3 million for a statewide community college headquarters. Members also agreed to borrow $5 million […] [...]

Judge rules in defective Chinese drywall lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has approved five class-action settlements that call for a Chinese drywall manufacturer and others to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to repair homes damaged by the product, attorneys for thousands of Gulf Coast property owners said. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans held a hearing in […] [...]

Committee approves funding for new UMMC facility

JACKSON — Lawmakers are moving toward borrowing money to allow the University of Mississippi to construct a new medical school building. The House Appropriations Committee voted unanimously for House Bill 610, which would issue $31 million in bonds for a new five-story building on the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus in Jackson. Officials said […] [...]

Choctaws to break ground on vehicle maintenance facility

PHILADELPHIA — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is scheduled to break ground tomorrow for a vehicle maintenance facility to serve the East Mississippi area. Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson and Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall are scheduled to speak at the event. Officials say once complete, the Choctaw Transit Authority could provide services […] [...]

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