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Port lands $14M grant from USDOT for improvements

PASCAGOULA — Officials at the Port of Pascagoula say a $14-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will be part of a $44-million improvement project that will create a more efficient rail connection into the port The Mississippi Press reports that the $14- million federal “TIGER” grant will be combined with $10 million from […] [...]

Telecom rolling out upgrades to eight cities this summer

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T plans to roll out 4G LTE to eight communities this summer, The cities are Biloxi, Cleveland, Corinth, Greenwood, Gulfport, Meridian, New Albany and Philadelphia. C.D. Smith, regional director, AT&T Mississippi said that “teams will be working hard across these cities toward our upcoming 4G LTE launch.” [...]

Officials unveil multi-million-dollar plan to enhance highway

EAST MISSISSIPPI — State transportation officials expect to spend about $2 million on improvements to Mississippi Highway 182. The Commercial Dispatch reports Starkville city engineer Edward Kemp told local officials work would include overlaying the road’s surface within city limits, developing landscape islands, improving sidewalk access and re-pouring driveways. Kemp said bid advertisements are expected […] [...]

Supervisors want list of county’s 10 worst roads

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County supervisors have formed a committee to look for the county’s 10 worst roads. The group will report back to the board by June 15 so supervisors can decide how to repair some or all the roads. The Commercial Dispatch reports committee members include road manager Ronnie Burns, County Administrator Ralph Billingsley, […] [...]

Last phase of Highway 6 project nearing completion

LEE COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says work on the final phase of the four-laning of Highway 6 in Lee County is in its final phase. The last section remaining to be completed will run from Highway 342 in Pontotoc to Highway 45 in Tupelo. WTVA TV reports the $26-million project was awarded […] [...]

Historic business district getting needed upgrades

JACKSON — Upgrades are coming to the Fondren Business District. The Clarion-Ledger reports it’s a move that community leaders applaud as the area continues to see a boom in business and population growth. The upgrades come on the heels of an announced $2.5 million in a mix of federal and local funds to help enhance […] [...]

Convention center to get $2M makeover

COLUMBUS — A $2 million-plus renovation of the Trotter Convention Center will begin later this year, city officials say. The Commercial Dispatch reports work on the city-owned building could take up to two years. Mayor Robert Smith said initial work will be done on the interior, including installing Wi-Fi, upgrading restrooms, installing a new elevator […] [...]

Council ends standoff, approves $90M water/sewer project

JACKSON — The Jackson City Council has ended a month-long standoff with the administration over a $90-million water and sewer project, after receiving assurances they would have another chance to weigh in on the proposed deal. The Economic Development Committee and then the council voted to spend more than $400,000 to hire bond counsel and […] [...]

Port to get improvements costing nearly $2M

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Port Authority has set aside $1.8 million for surfacing and drainage improvements at the Port of Pascagoula. The Sun Herald reports the authority is awarding the money to Talley Contracting under a contract for improvements to the port’s south terminal. The project calls for expanding the port’s storage and cargo […] [...]

Partners plan for redevelopment of warehouse row

CORINTH — A block of old warehouse buildings is getting a makeover in a redevelopment plan by a partnership in Corinth. The Daily Corinthan reports Trey Albright and Stuart Green recently acquired the buildings in the 100 block of Wick Street, along with several buildings in the area, with plans to renovate them for rent. […] [...]

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