Posts Tagged ‘MDOT’

Read the Jan. 16 issue of the MBJ online

by MBJ Staff Published: January 13,2012

Tags: Banking & Finance, MBJ Digital Edition, MDOT, Melinda McGrath, Parkway Properties


Dellapenna honored

by MBJ Staff Published: November 13,2011

Tags: Andrew Dellapenna, MDOT, Mississippi Transportation Commission

The Mississippi Transportation Commission has recognized MDOT enforcement officer Andrew Dellapenna for courageous actions that went above and beyond the call of duty. In February, Dellapenna responded to a report of a fisherman falling into frigid waters in a private lake near Kewanee in Lauderdale County. Upon arriving at the scene, he heard cries for […] [...]

Construction industry tightening belt to adjust to higher fuel costs, budget cutbacks

Just when the recession may be coming to an end and the construction industry thinks of brighter days ahead, fuel prices make a dramatic move upward and government entities make budget cuts. How are Mississippi’s construction companies adjusting? “The higher gasoline costs are definitely having an adverse effect on our members,” said Mike Pepper, executive […] [...]

Willis earns multiple honors

by MBJ Staff Published: April 10,2011

Tags: MDOT, Sharen Carnell Willis, The Mississippi Department of Transportation

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to recognize Sharen Carnell Willis, SR/WA, in District Seven for her academic excellence and professional achievement. Recently, the Natchez native accepted her invitation into the Golden Key International Honour Society at the new member recognition event at Ashford University. Willis was also named International Right of Way […] [...]

MDOT employees honored for heroism

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded Joe Peeples, engineer technician in the District Five Construction Division, with the prestigious Silver Ant Award. While traveling to a construction site on the morning of Oct. 21, 2010, Peeples noticed a car with an unconscious driver, Gail Nowell, who appeared to have collided with a utility […] [...]

Carr heading new MDOT office

by MBJ Staff Published: January 2,2011

Tags: Charles Carr, MDOT, Mississippi Department of Transportation

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has promoted Charles Carr to be its next director of the Office of Intermodal Planning, which will encompass MDOT’s Freight, Aeronautics and Transit divisions. Carr has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation field, including planning, project development, performance evaluation, compliance reviews and technical assistance. Most recently […] [...]

MDOT Commissioner Bill Minor dies

by Associated Press Published: November 1,2010

Tags: Bill Minor, MDOT, transportation

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says that northern district commissioner Bill Minor has died. He was 68. MDOT spokeswoman Carrie Adams says Minor was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. He had been attending a national transportation conference in Biloxi. Adams says Minor’s body was being transported to […] [...]

Numbers don’t lie: Beau had a lot to lose with Brown incident

by Clay Chandler Published: August 8,2010

Tags: AASHTO, analysis, Beau Rivage, butch brown, MDOT

The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation will return to the Beau Rivage in late October. Butch Brown is probably hoping for a calmer stay than his last one. Brown, 67, was arrested in the early morning of July 23 at the Biloxi resort and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The […] [...]


by Clay Chandler Published: August 1,2010

Tags: arrest, Beau Rivage, Larry "Butch" Brown, MDOT, MDOT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ARRESTED

MDOT executive director Butch Brown and the Beau Rivage call his arrest a ‘misunderstanding;’ the Biloxi Police Department says Brown was ‘drunk,’ ‘belligerent’ and so much a threat to officers he was placed in a facility ‘better equipped to handle unruly prisoners’   Click here to see the complete PDF reproductions of the police report […] [...]

MDOT Executive Director Comments on Arrest

by Stephen McDill Published: July 26,2010

Tags: butch brown, MDOT

GREENVILLE- MDOT executive director Butch Brown comments on his July 23 arrest for intoxication at a Biloxi casino. Stephen McDill (MBJ-TV) reporting from Greenville, Miss. [...]

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