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Mississippi River bridge work will snarl traffic

July 9, 2014

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Anyone with travel plans that include crossing the Mississippi River at Vicksburg should expect some delays. The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development is performing a bridge retrofit project that will limit traffic to the inside lanes, eastbound and westbound, on Interstate 20 at the Mississippi River bridge near Vicksburg. During the project, there will […]

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Health Department issues CONS, one for cost overrun

June 30, 2014

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The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) has issued certificates of need (CONs) to three health care-related projects, including one for a cost overrun. St. Dominic – Jackson Memorial Hospital received CON authority for the renovation of 17,008 square feet of space on the first and second floors of the hospital in order to modernize […]

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Ridgeland becomes first city to qualify three areas for C Spire service

June 24, 2014

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The city of Ridgeland’s homeowner pre-registration exceeded the required threshold in a third area of the city and has qualified for C Spire’s 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) fiber to the home Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services. Ridgeland’s Highland Colony North fiberhood, which includes The Township, Canterberry, Winrush, Carlton Park, […]

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Airport lands grants to refurbish ‘touchdown zones’

June 2, 2014

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While the news hasn’t been all good recently for Mississippi’s airports, one has landed two separate grants to rework its runways. The Gulfport-Biloxi Airport Authority has received two grants worth $5.5 million from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program for the reconstruction of the runway touchdown zones at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The reconstruction […]

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Kemper County power plant hearing postponed

April 25, 2014

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The question of who should foot the bill for a new and controversial power plant is on hold. Upcoming hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. should be able to get customers to pay for its Kemper County power plant have been postponed. The Mississippi Public Service Commission yesterday delayed prudency hearings from May 19 until […]

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Kemper plant costs revised upward again

April 2, 2014

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The cost of Mississippi Power’s controversial plant being built in Kemper County is rising again. The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday […]

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Construction industry adds workers, but…

March 21, 2014

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There are signs that the nation’s construction industry is rebounding, but it will take a while before it fully recovers, according to one building trade association. Construction employment expanded in 195 metro areas, declined in 90 and was stagnant in 54 between January 2013 and January 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment […]

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Contractors get chilled by winter weather

March 12, 2014

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Commercial contractors around the nation continue to struggle to find work, and this year’s terrible weather has not helped them. Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to a March 3 release by the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending […]

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FNC Index: October home prices up; pace slows

December 16, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — U.S. home prices continue to rise in October despite signs of decreasing mortgage and home sale activity. The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows October home prices are up, albeit at a slower pace than previous months. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on non-distressed home sales, showed […]

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REBUILDING — Miss. leads nation in construction job growth

November 22, 2013

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Mississippi’s construction industry finally has hard figures that show it is rebounding. In fact, the state tops the nation in construction employment growth. According to numbers released by the Associated General Contractors, from October 2012 to October 2013, Mississippi added 9,300 construction jobs and posted a gain of 19.1 percent, number one in the U.S. […]

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