Posts Tagged ‘VICKSBURG’

MDOT promotes McConnell

by MBJ Staff Published: January 22,2012

Tags: MDOT, Mississippi Department of Transportation, VICKSBURG

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has appointed Mark McConnell to the position of deputy executive director-chief engineer. McConnell, a 24-year employee of MDOT, will oversee highway and bridge construction projects as well as MDOT’s maintenance program throughout Mississippi. He will also oversee MDOT’s divisions and districts. McConnell started his MDOT career in construction in […] [...]

Sales tax collections rise in Vicksburg

by Associated Press Published: October 22,2011

Tags: February, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, revenue, taxes, Tea Party, VICKSBURG

VICKSBURG — For a second straight month, sales tax collections in Vicksburg were up, with August receipts running 9.54 percent over 2010. Revenue to the city lags actual sales tax collections by two months. For example, receipts for April reflect taxes collected on sales in February. So far, total disbursements for the 2011 fiscal year […] [...]

District names winners

by MBJ Staff Published: October 2,2011

Tags: engineering, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently held its annual awards ceremony to recognize some of the outstanding employees who excelled and demonstrated leadership qualities on projects throughout the district and the nation. Recipients were presented the awards by Col. Jeff Eckstein, Commander of the Vicksburg District. Award categories and recipients […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Mississippi Delta worse off after eight years of Gov. Barbour

The Mississippi Delta continues to flounder as unemployment figures average around 18 percent for the 12 counties between Vicksburg and Memphis. Yet, there have been many jobs announcements in the years of the Barbour administration, but very few have had anything to do with the Mississippi Delta. In this latest barrage of economic development announcements, […] [...]

Caldwell appointed chief

by MBJ Staff Published: September 11,2011

Tags: Ben S. Caldwell, engineering, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

The Vicksburg District of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers has named Ben S. Caldwell as chief of the Levee and Drainage Section, Engineering and Construction Division. He will be responsible for the overall management of design, documentation development and preparation of plans and specifications involving levee work. He will also oversee tributary drainage […] [...]

Engineers return home

by MBJ Staff Published: September 11,2011

Tags: engineering, Keith Flowers, Ryan Hoben, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

Keith Flowers and Ryan Hoben, both engineers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently returned from a temporary deployment assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Alabama with the removal of storm debris. Both served as a quality assurance monitor and assisted with debris removal from the right-of-way on roads and […] [...]

Steamboat to dock at Vicksburg

In 2008 when the historic steamboat Delta Queen discontinued Mississippi River tours, communities up and down the river not only lost a piece of cultural history, they also lost an important tourism asset. Thus, the state’s Mississippi River communities, still reeling from the recent flood, are all smiles with the announcement this month that the […] [...]

Samuels named best

by MBJ Staff Published: August 14,2011

Tags: Billy Samuels, Enid Lake, VICKSBURG

Billy Samuels, resource manager at Vicksburg District’s Enid Lake, has been selected as the 2011 Federal Land Manager of the Year for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The award is given annually as part of the Department of the Interior “Take Pride in America” program, a nationwide partnership authorized by Congress to promote the […] [...]

Vicksburg’s business community returning to some normalcy

by Clay Chandler Published: July 24,2011

Tags: Business, flood, tourism, VICKSBURG

The first week of May, business owners along Vicksburg’s Washington Street corridor were preparing for the Mississippi River to unleash a flood the likes of which the city hadn’t seen since 1927. They were also preparing for a slow-to-non-existent summer tourist season. Nearly three months later, the water has receded, and the bulk of the […] [...]

A river of concerns

by Wally Northway Published: May 22,2011

Tags: flood, Mississippi River, VICKSBURG

It is an ironic twist — officials in Vicksburg have been waging a campaign to offset media reports of the historic 2011 flood of the Mississippi River that they feel painted an unclear picture of the situation and scared off visitors as the crest approached. Now, they are concerned that with the passing of the […] [...]

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