Posts Tagged ‘contractor’

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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Bank to cut ribbon on office featuring new innovations

MADISON — Community Trust Bank will hold a grand opening this month of its Madison Banking Center on Main Street in Madison. Larry Ratzlaff, Mississippi president, Community Trust Bank, said, “Our new building incorporates innovative features that allow our employees to provide a quality service experience to our customers, which is our number one priority […] [...]

After one year, museum expansion nears completion

LAUREL — There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Hidden from public view in the lower-level vault are all sorts of treasures, including the painting “A Child’s First Steps” by 19th century French artist Jean-Francois Millet. The work, copied famously by Dutch painter Vincent van […] [...]

Renovations totaling $100M underway at Coast casino

BILOXI — Work has begun to transform Isle of Capri into the Golden Nugget Casino Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports Landry’s Golden Nugget bought the East Biloxi casino Nov. 29 and has remodeled five of the guest rooms that visitors can tour this weekend. By about Memorial Day, one-third of the $100-million remodeling and construction […] [...]

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