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Ala. contractor wins Baptist demolition/renovation contract

JACKSON — Brasfield & Gorrie was recently awarded a multi-phase nursing unit renovation project at Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. The project will consist of the complete demolition and renovation of approximately 156,000 square feet of existing nursing units. The cost of the project was not disclosed. Birmingham, Ala.-based Brasfield & Gorrie will work with Dean and Dean/Associates Architects, The ...

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Contractor named one of safest in U.S. by ABC

PHILADELPHIA — The national Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has honored Yates Construction for maintaining a safety record that has earned the company recognition in the NAICS 236 – General Contractor category of ABC’s National Safety Excellence Awards. Michael D. Bellaman, ABC president and CEO, said, “Yates Construction has truly shown a dedication to becoming one of the leaders for ...

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Contract awarded for 'whistle stops' along Tanglefoot Trail

PONTOTOC — A Thaxton company has been awarded a $319,000 contract to construct four “whistle stops” along the Tanglefoot Trail in north Mississippi. Karen Heintze, project manager for Three Rivers Planning and Development District, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Hooker Construction Company will build “whistle stops” at Ingomar, Ecru, Algoma and Houlka. “Whistle stops” will include restroom facilities, water ...

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Court will not hear appeal of businessmen's defamation case

JACKSON — The Mississippi Supreme Court have declined to hear an appeal from two businessmen who said they were defamed by a Gulf Coast television station. Gerald “Heath” Hudson of Moss Point and his father, Arthur “Gerald” Hudson of Lucedale, sued WLOX-TV in 2006 in Harrison County Circuit Court. A Harrison County jury in 2009 ruled for WLOX-TV in Biloxi. ...

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New school still on track to open next January

OXFORD — Framework is in place and brickwork is progressing on the new Oxford High School. Tim Prewitt, who oversees the work for Eley Guild Hardy, the school district’s architecture firm for the project, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the project’s January 2014 opening target is still doable. Oxford School Board members voted yesterday to hire the firm to ...

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After much delay, new MDOT headquarters nearing completion

TUPELO — The long-awaited opening of the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s District 1 headquarters is on track for June. MDOT project engineer Matt Dunn tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the exterior work is done, but there’s still work left to do on the inside. The $5.1-million, 34,000-square-foot facility was scheduled to be finished last August, but the general contractor ...

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City hires Tennessee consultant to rewrite building codes

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez has hired a consultant to help officials rewrite the local guidelines for building codes, new construction, signage and the various zoned districts in the city. Former city planner Phil Walker of the Walker Collaborative, a consulting firm in Nashville, Tenn., tells the Natchez Democrat he’ll meet with a local steering committee. The committee is ...

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Board of Contractors exec warns of post-tornado scams

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — After extensive damage was reported from a F4 tornado that ravaged Hattiesburg and surrounding areas last Sunday, Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) employees were on site surveying damage and urging homeowners and business owners to be vigilant when contracting for storm damage clean up and repairs. MSBOC executive director Stephanie Sills Lee cautions consumers who were ...

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Judge rules in defective Chinese drywall lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge has approved five class-action settlements that call for a Chinese drywall manufacturer and others to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to repair homes damaged by the product, attorneys for thousands of Gulf Coast property owners said. U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon in New Orleans held a hearing in November to help him gauge ...

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Contractor offers dirt; supervisors love gift

DESOTO COUNTY — Officials say a dirty gift will save DeSoto County tens of thousands of dollars. A contractor working near the new jail just south of Hernando offered 5,000 cubic yards of dirt — about 400 truckloads, the Commercial Appeal reported. The Board of Supervisors endorsed the plan unanimously last week after Sheriff Bill Rasco said the dirt can ...

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