Posts Tagged ‘Laurel’

Getting it straight

by Published: May 8,2011

Tags: I-59, Interstate 59, Laurel, S-Curve, Wayne Brown

Last touches on project put ‘S-Curve’ in rearview mirror Not long ago, the word “S-Curve” struck fear in the hearts of residents of Jones County and those traveling Interstate 59 in Laurel. The snaky section of the interstate gained a reputation as one of the most terrifying stretches of roadway for motorists in the state. […] [...]

Laurel man awarded $103M in suit against lawyer

LAUREL — A Mississippi businessman has been awarded $103 million in a lawsuit against the Chicago-based law firm that he accused of defrauding his oil and gas business. Lavon Evans Jr. filed the lawsuit in Jones County Circuit Court in Mississippi in 2008. It sought $150 million in damages from attorney Joel Held, who worked […] [...]

Association elects Hess as president

At the recent Mississippi Municipal League Conference held in Biloxi, Laurel’s city clerk Mary Ann Hess was elected state president of the Mississippi Municipal Clerks and Tax Collectors Association (MMCCA). For the past 10 years, Hess has served the City of Laurel as city clerk/finance director. Prior to this position, she was the city clerk/finance […] [...]

I-59 project awarded to Tanner Construction

LAUREL — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded an $11.6 million contract to Tanner Construction of Jones County to reconstruct two miles of roadway on Interstate 59 from Fourth Avenue to Chantilly Street in Jones County. Work on the interstate reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in the next week and will include […] [...]

‘S’ Curve finally gone

by Published: September 14,2009

Tags: I-59, Laurel, Mississippi Department of Transportation

Laurel – A ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorating the completion of the reconstruction of the I-59 “S” Curve in Laurel was held Sept. 10. A ceremony dedicating the I-59 bridge between Beacon Street and Fourth Avenue in memory of David R. Brown, original project engineer on the “S” Curve project, was also held in conjunction with the […] [...]

Sales, earnings up at Sanderson

by Published: August 31,2009

Tags: Laurel, money, Sanderson Farms Inc.

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc., as reported last week at, saw net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2009 of $504.8 million compared with $466.9 million for the same period a year ago. For the quarter, the Company reported net income of $43 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, compared with a net […] [...]

ARRA funding paying for road work

HATTIESBURG — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon oversee the resurfacing of 5.3 miles of U.S. 49 through Hattiesburg from Edwards Street continuing north to 31st Avenue. The $8.3-million project, fully funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), was awarded to Dunn Roadbuilders of Laurel. The project is scheduled for completion […] [...]

Central Sunbelt FCU introduces new employee

Ben T. Cole III has joined Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union as the director of business/trust services for the Hattiesburg-Laurel area.  Cole has four years’ banking experience and a bachelor degree in hospitality management from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is active in the following organizations: Jones County Young Professionals board member and membership […] [...]

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