Posts Tagged ‘debris’

Authorities negotiating with man charged with Katrina fraud

WAYNE COUNTY — Court records indicate that federal authorities are negotiating a plea with a man charged with Hurricane Katrina fraud related to debris removal in Wayne County. Judd Johnston was an inspector charged with signing off on loads of debris removed from county property. The November indictment in the case says Johnston was paid […] [...]

April storms cost county more than $1M

OXFORD — The April 27 storms that slashed across Lafayette County have cost the county $1.4 million, according to county administrator Joseph Johnson. Johnson tells the Oxford Eagle that figure includes contractor work for debris removal. A tornado tore apart at least 18 homes in the Pine Flat community in Lafayette County, but no one […] [...]

Supervisors can’t cut debris-cleanup deal

HOUSTON — The Chickasaw County Board of Supervisors has rejected 12 bids for debris removal from the April 27 tornado. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that supervisors agreed to continue clean up themselves while deciding their step. Supervisors had initially hoped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would be involved in the cleanup and […] [...]

FEMA to reimburse county for debris cleanup

MONROE COUNTY — Monroe County may be the first tornado-ravaged county to settle up with FEMA for costs related to the April 27 storms. County administrator Sonny Clay tells WCBI-TV that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on debris cleanup in Smithville, Wren and other areas. All that’s left is some mop-up […] [...]

Ex-supervisor gets time for Katrina-related bribery

HATTIESBURG — A federal judge has sentenced former Greene County Supervisor Earnest Holder to 6-1/2 years in prison for a bribery conviction. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sentenced Holder yesterday in Hattiesburg. Holder was convicted in April of bribery, conspiracy to commit bribery, perjury before a grand jury and tax evasion. The Hattiesburg American reports […] [...]

City to use two contractors for flood debris cleanup

VICKSBURG — The City of Vicksburg will use two companies to remove debris left by receding floodwaters from the Mississippi River. The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on Tuesday authorized the city clerk to seek two proposals — one company to collect, remove and dispose of debris; and another for a […] [...]

Corps soliciting bids for Monroe County cleanup

MONROE COUNTY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District has received a mission assignment from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for debris cleanup in Monroe County, which was affected by a recent tornado. The solicitation number for this particular incident in Monroe County is W912EE-11-T-0012. Responses will only be received from small […] [...]

Corps soliciting bids for debris removal in Smithville

SMITHVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Vicksburg District, is receiving bids for clean-up efforts at Smithville, which was wiped out by a tornado resulting in 15 fatalities. The solicitation number for this particular incident is: W912EE-11-T-0011. Responses will only be received from small businesses located in Monroe County or primarily doing business […] [...]

Ladners’ attorney asks for debris cleanup lawsuit delay

HANCOCK COUNTY — The government and attorneys for Roger and Sharon Ladner have asked a federal judge to delay a civil forfeiture lawsuit over Hancock County debris cleanup contracts while a criminal investigation is ongoing. The federal government wants to seize $1.3 million from accounts controlled by Roger Ladner and his wife. The government has […] [...]

Supervisors oppose BP debris-dumping

GULFPORT — Harrison County supervisors are opposed to BP dumping debris from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill into a local landfill. The Sun Herald reports that the unified command has told local officials that its preliminary plan called for putting debris into the Pecan Grove landfill. Supervisor Marlin Ladner said yesterday that the landfill […] [...]

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