Posts Tagged ‘repair’

Man gets 12 years in prison for Katrina-related construction fraud

WIGGINS — A former Wiggins businessman has been sentenced to serve 12 years in prison for defrauding south Mississippi homeowners who had hired him to fix their properties after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Harrison County Circuit Judge John Gargiulo sentenced 53-year-old Charles Lynn Reeder earlier this week to a total of 15 years in […] [...]

Rain undercuts highway; roadbed stretches over gully

by Published: January 24,2013

Tags: highway, infrastructure, rain, repair, transportation, travel, Weather, wet

BOVINA — Heavy rain has washed out a chunk of earth below U.S. Highway 80 at Bovina, leaving part of the two-lane highway stretching across a gully six feet wide. County road manager Buddy Poole tells the Vicksburg Post his crew needs two to three weeks of drying time before repairs can get started. After […] [...]

Company expanding shipbuilding, repair operations

PASCAGOULA — Signet Maritime Corporate has announced plans for a $3.6-million expansion of its shipbuilding and repair operations at the Port of Pascagoula, creating 50 additional jobs. The company said the 50 spots have already been filled, and those new employees will assist the construction of a new tractor tugboat, Signet Magic, which is a […] [...]

Choctaws to break ground on vehicle maintenance facility

PHILADELPHIA — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is scheduled to break ground tomorrow for a vehicle maintenance facility to serve the East Mississippi area. Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson and Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall are scheduled to speak at the event. Officials say once complete, the Choctaw Transit Authority could provide services […] [...]

City awards contract for harbor project; repairs piers

PASS CHRISTIAN —The city of Pass Christian has awarded a $13.8 million contract for the final phase of its harbor expansion project. The Sea Coast Echo reports the board of aldermen awarded the contract to Silverton Construction of Jackson. Mayor Chipper McDermott says work on the 10-month contract is expected to begin immediately since Silverton […] [...]

Bomgar makes Inc.’s first Hire Power Awards

JACKSON — Bomgar is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc.’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years. Bomgar is ranked as the number one private business job creator within the state of Mississippi, according to a release from the company. “It’s an honor […] [...]

Section of Natchez Trace reopening after months of repairs

by Published: November 12,2012

Tags: construction, highway, infrastructure, park, Parkway, repair, road, transportation, travel

MADISON COUNTY — The National Park Service has completed repairs to a damaged section of the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 94.9, south of Ridgeland, and will reopen the Parkway to vehicular traffic tomorrow, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. This section has been closed to motorized vehicles since March 14 after engineers identified […] [...]

Contractor gets five years in prison for home repair fraud

CARTHAGE — A Carthage man has been sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to home repair fraud, according to the Attorney General’s Office. Alvin Dennis Hall, 47, pleaded guilty to one felony count of home repair fraud. He was sentenced by Judge William E. Chapman […] [...]

FEMA approves $11M in Isaac grants; SBA OKs $1M+ in loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $11.1 million in grants across Mississippi for damage from Hurricane Isaac. That includes more than $9.5 million for housing assistance and $1.6 million for other needs such as personal property, damaged vehicles and medical expenses, FEMA spokesman Tim Tyson told The Mississippi Press. In addition […] [...]

River shipping resumes after emergency repairs to lock

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — Shipping resumed today through one of the Mississippi River’s busiest locks after crews completed emergency repairs that took days and that stranded hundreds of barges destined for points north or south. By the time the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reopened Lock 27 at Granite City, Ill., just north of St. Louis, […] [...]

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