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Airport Deputy Director chosen for National Security Forum

Matt Dowell, Deputy Director at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, was recently selected by the Air Force to attend the 65th Annual National Security Forum at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. The Air Force’s Air War College annually hosts approximately 150 civilian distinguished visitors for the NSF. The purpose of the forum is to share perspectives between key ...

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Tupelo airport, Contour land $10M contract

TUPELO – The Tupelo Regional Airport and Contour Airlines got what they wanted – now it’s time to hammer out the details. Contour will continue to provide air service in Tupelo, connecting the All-America City with Nashville – or to a different or additional destination, if it chooses – as the U.S. Department of Transportation agreed to a 30-month contract ...

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Group set to start work on US 49 south of Jackson

Michael Baker International, has partnered with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) to reconstruct an eight-mile stretch of U.S. Route 49 in the Jackson metro area. The firm was awarded the $19.3 million Construction Engineering and Inspection (CE&I) contract in late 2017 and will prioritize safety, communication and efficiency to complete the complex project. The roadway is a primary arterial ...

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Senate advances road spending plan based on diverting money

State senators are moving ahead with a six-year plan to divert future revenue and borrow money to spend on Mississippi’s roads and bridges. The Senate voted 36-14 to advance Senate Bill 3046 , backed by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, sending it to the House for more debate. “The state can repair its infrastructure without raising taxes and by prioritizing spending on actual ...

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Senate advances road spending plan based on diverting money

State senators are moving ahead with a plan to divert future revenue and borrow money to spend on Mississippi’s roads and bridges. The Senate voted 36-14 to advance Senate Bill 3046 , sending it to the House for more debate. The measure would divert an estimated $800 million in future revenue to funds to be controlled by the governor. If all money ...

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Planners detail second phase of possible Hattiesburg bypass

The first phase isn’t built yet, but planners are already considering a second leg of a bypass around a south Mississippi city. Local media report that Hattiesburg and Forrest County leaders heard presentations Monday about a road to connect U.S. 49 on the north side of Hattiesburg to Interstate 59. Planners proposed a first phase from U.S. 98 in western ...

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KLLM announces pay increase for company drivers and independent and lease purchase contractors

KLLM Transport Services, LLC has announced a major pay increase for both company truck drivers as well as independent and lease purchase contractors. Effective immediately, KLLM solo company drivers are now paid $0.38 to $0.50 cents per mile depending on experience, with OTR teams receiving $0.48 to $0.53 cents per mile depending on experience. Effective February 5, independent and lease ...

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Sara Yates joins Peterbilt as HR director

Sara Yates has joined the Peterbilt Truck Centers of Mississippi in Pearl as the Director of Human Resources. Sara will oversee all human resource functions for Peterbilt Truck Centers of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Louisiana. Prior to joining PTC of Mississippi, Sara served as a human resource manager for HORNE LLP. She attended Mississippi State University, graduating with a bachelor’s ...

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Dem response: Bryant failed to note Mississippi problems

Republican Gov. Phil Bryant failed to acknowledge many of Mississippi’s problems in the State of the State address, a lawmaker said in the Democrats’ televised response. Bryant gave the speech Tuesday at the Capitol, saying critics are portraying Mississippi in a negative light. Rep. Jay Hughes of Oxford said Mississippi is last in public education, last in mental health care ...

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Mississippi House moves ahead with some road money bills

Mississippi House members are pushing ahead parts of a package meant to raise money to maintain roads and bridges, even as they face questions about the plan’s effectiveness. The House passed three bills Thursday — one to borrow $50 million for county and city bridge repairs, one to devote part of any future state revenue growth to transportation, and one ...

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