Posts Tagged ‘debris’

Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current […] [...]

Officials still deciding on post-Isaac debris cleanup

OCEAN SPRINGS and MCCOMB — A decision is expected in the next couple of days on whether Jackson County will clean up Hurricane Isaac debris along East and Front beaches in Ocean Springs. The Sun Herald reports attorneys for the city, county and secretary of state held a conference call to determine if the county […] [...]

Ladners’ sentencing set for Katrina-related kickbacks

BAY ST. LOUIS — A former Hancock County road department manager and his wife have been scheduled for sentencing Nov. 16 in a kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts. Prosecutors said Roger Ladner was given the authority to award millions of dollars in ditch-cleaning contracts after the 2005 storm and some went to […] [...]

Portions of Isaac-battered beach could open this weekend

HARRISON COUNTY — Portions of the Hurricane Isaac-battered beach in Harrison County could be open this weekend as workers continue to remove debris the storm left behind. Chuck Loftis, director of the Sand Beach Authority, told The Sun Herald crews are making progress and likely will open parts of the beach where vendors operate. Hurricane […] [...]

Supervisors award contract for post-Isaac cleanup

POPLARVILLE and PICAYUNE — Pearl River County supervisors have awarded a contract for cleanup from Hurricane Isaac. The Picayune Item reports the $774,190 contract was awarded to Hensley R. Lee Contracting of Picayune for removal of debris generated by Hurricane Isaac on public lands and along public rights of way. Supervisors also extended an emergency […] [...]

Cleanup begins on Isaac-ravaged Gulf Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — After days of whipping wind and heavy rain, life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is slowly returning to normal as residents return home and begin cleaning up from Hurricane Isaac. Hancock County Supervisor David Yarborough said today that two of three shelters in the county have been shut down and residents […] [...]

Ladners plead guilty to Katrina clean-up fraud

BAY ST. LOUIS — Former Hancock County road manager Roger Ladner has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery involving federal money for Katrina ditch-cleaning projects. His wife, Sharon, has pleaded guilty to falsification of records in a federal investigation. Both entered pleas yesterday before U.S. District Judge Halil Sul Ozerden in Gulfport. Later, Donald […] [...]

Ladners’ trial for Katrina kickbacks rescheduled for September

BAY ST. LOUIS — The trial for former Hancock County Road Manager Roger Ladner and his relatives in an alleged kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts has been rescheduled. Roger Ladner, his wife Sharon Ladner, and his two brothers Billy Wayne Ladner and Donald Ray Ladner, all pleaded not guilty last month. Prosecutors […] [...]

Ladners face new charges of Katrina-cleanup kickbacks

BAY ST. LOUIS — Former Hancock County Road Manager Roger Ladner, his wife and two brothers have pleaded not guilty to a new federal indictment on charges in an alleged kickback scheme related to Hurricane Katrina cleanup contracts. The four are accused of a scheme in which Roger Ladner is alleged to have awarded Hurricane […] [...]

Ladners’ Katrina-kickback trial rescheduled for May

GULFPORT — The trial of a former county road manager from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and his wife has been rescheduled for May 14 in federal court in Gulfport. Roger Ladner, Hancock County’s former road manager, and his wife, Sharon, have pleaded not guilty to federal charges accusing them of being involved in a kickback […] [...]

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