Posts Tagged ‘contractor’

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

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 […] [...]

Court will not hear appeal of businessmen’s defamation case

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 […] [...]

Former contractor’s federal bank fraud trial rescheduled

SOUTHAVEN — Former Southaven city contractor James Malcolm Harris Jr., who has business ties to Mayor Greg Davis and was recently indicted on bank fraud charges, has had his federal trial reset for Sept. 9. Harris’ attorney, David Hill, asked the court to delay a March 4 trial, saying they needed more time to prepare […] [...]

After much delay, new MDOT headquarters nearing completion

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 […] [...]

Ex-city contractor asks for more time to prepare defense

OXFORD — Former Southaven city contractor James Malcolm Harris Jr., who was recently indicted on bank fraud charges, has requested that his March 4 trial be postponed to give his attorney enough time to prepare for the case. The Commercial Appeal reports Harris’ attorney, David Hill, filed a motion for a continuance on Feb. 15 […] [...]

Board of Contractors exec warns of post-tornado scams

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — After extensive damage was reported from a F4 tornado that ravaged Hattiesburg and surrounding areas last Sunday, Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) employees were on site surveying damage and urging homeowners and business owners to be vigilant when contracting for storm damage clean up and repairs. MSBOC executive director Stephanie Sills […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Contractor offers dirt; supervisors love gift

by Published: January 21,2013

Tags: builder, contractor, county, dirt, garbage, gift, government, jail, landfill

DESOTO COUNTY — Officials say a dirty gift will save DeSoto County tens of thousands of dollars. A contractor working near the new jail just south of Hernando offered 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 400 truckloads, the Commercial Appeal reported. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the plan unanimously last week after Sheriff Bill […] [...]

Trucking executive, 70, arrested for cocaine and domestic assault

BILOXI — Authorities say a south Mississippi businessman who has received more than $75 million in federal funds for construction work at the state Port of Gulfport has been arrested on cocaine and domestic assault charges. Biloxi police chief John Miller tells The Sun Herald W.C. “Cotton” Fore was arrested outside the Palace Casino. He’s […] [...]

Demolition begins of historic downtown building

PASACGOULA — Crews are tearing down the Brumfield’s Building, a fixture in downtown Pascagoula since the 1920s. Hurricane Isaac damaged its roof, which caused damage to walls. The family corporation that owns it determined the cost would be too high to save the building, which was a bank before it became a premier men’s clothing […] [...]

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