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Ex-city contractor to change plea in bank fraud case

SOUTHAVEN — A former Southaven city contractor accused of bank fraud is set for a plea change hearing next month. The Commercial Appeal reports 53-year-old James Malcolm Harris Jr., of Hernando, pleaded not guilty to two counts of loan and credit application fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States when he […] [...]

Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. […] [...]

Construction to begin on new hurricane evacuation route

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on a comprehensive highway project involving construction of roadway along Highway 607 in Hancock County, creating an additional hurricane evacuation route for local residents. The project was awarded to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million. Crews will build two new […] [...]

Irby expands presence in Arkansas with new facility

JACKSON — Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, has officially opened it new facility in El Dorado, Ark. This new facility comes one year after Irby expanded its footprint in Arkansas with the acquisition of Treadway Electric. The addition of the El Dorado branch gives Irby 11 locations throughout the state of Arkansas. “The expansion […] [...]

Choctaws petition for work stoppage on road project

VICKSBURG — The Choctaw Nation is asking Warren County to stop work on the local China Grove Road if any historic artifacts traced to Choctaw settlements centuries ago are found. The action was requested in a letter sent to the county in June asking work to be halted if any significant archaeological materials, such as […] [...]

City to spend $774M on damaged schools; Collins lands contract

by Associated Press Published: June 30,2013

Tags: construction, contract, contractor, damage, education, public education, public school, school, severe weather, Weather

GREENVILLE — The Greenville school system will spend $774,000 for repairs at two storm-damaged local schools. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the school board awarded the contract this week to Roy Collins Construction Co. of Cleveland. Straight-line winds tore through the Greenville area last October. At T.L. Weston Ninth Grade Academy, the roof, several […] [...]

Southern Miss to start massive student residence complex

HATTIESBURG — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a massive student housing project on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Century Park South will bring residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6-million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure. “The […] [...]

Air Force base runway project claims a life

by Associated Press Published: May 16,2013

Tags: aviation, construction, contractor, death, defense, employee, fatality, military, runway, work, worker, workplace safety

COLUMBUS — A contract worker involved in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base has died from his injuries. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 24-year-old James Meyers of Columbus was working on a runway project on the base when he was injured. Merchant says it appears Meyers died from blunt force trauma. Merchant says […] [...]

City sees building permits soar during first quarter

CORINTH — Building permit activity in the first three months of the year was sharply higher in Corinth. The Daily Corinthian reports the Corinth School District’s softball complex accounted for about two-thirds of the quarter’s total of $4.356 million. In the same quarter a year ago construction permits totaled $555,350. CIG Contractors obtained a permit for […] [...]

Board of Contractors, AG warn of crooked contractors

JACKSON — Following a series of recent storms, the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business won’t be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted. “Mississippi has been hit hard by storms in […] [...]

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