Posts Tagged ‘VICKSBURG’

Sorrells selected as chief

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District team member Michael Sorrells, a civil engineer with the Engineering and Construction Division, was recently selected as chief of the water control management section. He has served as a team leader in the Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Center with responsibility for leading engineers from […] [...]

Koeppel wins award

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District team member Christopher Koeppel recently received the Planner of the Year Award. Koeppel was nominated for his work at the Multi-Agency Interpretive Center in Rolling Fork. His selection for the award was based upon his collaboration and consultations with the community, stakeholders, federal and state agencies […] [...]

Corps promotes Carter

Michael W. Carter has been chosen as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ supervisory natural resources Manager at the Vicksburg District’s Arkabutla Lake, located near Coldwater. Prior to his new appointment, Carter served as supervisory natural management specialist at the Bay Springs Lake on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway near Booneville. He began his career with […] [...]

MSPB gets new board

Donald G. Brown of Vicksburg has been re-elected to serve as chair of the Mississippi State Personnel Board for fiscal year 2013. Alwyn Luckey of Ocean Springs has been elected to serve as vice chair of MSPB. Serving with Brown and Luckey are Col. Nick Ardillo of Columbus, L.H. Gibson of Summit and newly appointed […] [...]

CMMC brings in Croom

Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) has added Jon-Paul Croom as COO. The Vicksburg native comes to CMMC with over eight years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to moving into management positions, Croom worked in several areas of hospital operations, including contract compliance, leasing negotiations and patient satisfaction measurement. Most recently, he served […] [...]

American Queen to dock in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — For the first time in three years, the sounds of an authentic Mississippi River steamboat calliope will be heard when the American Queen docks at City Front in Vicksburg. The Queen was to arrive at 8 a.m. Tuesday and dock until 4 p.m. on its maiden journey since being acquired last year by […] [...]

Small fire reported at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

PORT GIBSON — A small fire shut down work in a portion of Entergy’s Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson Wednesday. Grand Gulf spokeswoman Suzanne Anderson tells the Vicksburg Post that there was no danger to workers or the public. Anderson says an unknown number of workers were forced to exit when a fire […] [...]

Vicksburg’s old river bridge most-struck on Mississippi River

Since March 2011, the old Mississippi River bridge in Vicksburg has been struck by barge traffic on the Mississippi River five times. That many impacts explain why the bridge is the most-impacted on the Mississippi River, according to figures from the U.S. Coast Guard. Since the 1970s, when statistics started being kept, the bridge has […] [...]

Panel sides with EPA over Yazoo Pump; board mulls another appeal

NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court panel sided yesterday with the Environmental Protection Agency over its 2008 veto of a $220 million flood control project near the Yazoo River in the south Mississippi Delta. >> RELATED: EPA admits it has no experts on Yazoo Pump Project. The Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners sued the […] [...]

Corps takes stock of needed flood-protection repairs

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin notifying communities along the Mississippi River this month whether damage from last year’s historic flood poses a further threat should the river reach flood levels again this year. The corps has been doing assessments in recent months of damages to levees, structures and navigation channels, said […] [...]

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