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City divides harbor project after higher-than-ecxpected bids

PASS CHRISTIAN — The city of Pass Christian has split its harbor improvements project into three parts. Mayor Chipper McDermott tells WLOX-TV the decision was made after bids came in higher than expected on the $33-million project. McDermott said the phase one dredging work is already finished and phase two, which involves concrete pilings, is wrapping up. He said bids ...

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Airport project resumes with new contractor on board

JACKSON — Work has resumed on a runway at Mississippi’s busiest passenger airport after a dispute with the contractor brought construction to a standstill last year. The project to remove bad clay and repave one of two runways at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport stalled over a disagreement about the quality of the asphalt being put down. The Jackson Municipal ...

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Court refuses to rehear businessmen's defamation case

GULFPORT — The state Court of Appeals has declined to take a second look at its May ruling that a Gulf Coast television station did not defame two businessmen. 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 ...

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Trace bridge bid comes in $1.4M higher than expected

TUPELO — The lowest bid to build a bridge over the Natchez Trace Parkway came in $1.4 million higher than expected. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal members of the Major Thoroughfare Committee will discuss the bids on Oct. 8 before taking a proposal to the city council. The bridge is part of the city’s northern loop road project. ...

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OSHA fines contractor $117K for alleged trenching violations

BATESVILLE — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Brocato Construction Inc. of Batesville with two willful and one serious safety violation following an inspection of two trenches where workers were relocating gas and water lines along state Highway 305 in Olive Branch. OSHA reports it opened its inspection as part of the agency’s national ...

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Construction getting underway on new aquatic center

TUPELO — Work crews are putting up a temporary fence this week around the construction site of Tupelo’s new aquatic center. A groundbreaking was held last Tuesday for the $11 million facility being built near the entrance to Veterans Park. Officials say construction will take about 14 months with a grand opening of the nearly 44,000-square-foot facility tentatively planned for ...

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Alderman wants pre-storm cleanup by businesses, contractors

LONG BEACH — Alderman Mark Lishen says Long Beach should require businesses and construction sites to make sure their building materials, trash and trash containers won’t become battering rams in hurricanes. He tells WLOX-TV he wants an ordinance to make sure that such things are secured or removed before hurricanes arrive on shore. Lishen’s current proposal wouldn’t penalize homeowners who ...

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Tri-County Contractors wins flood control project

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently awarded phase two of the Steele Bayou Channel Relocation to Tri-County Contractors Inc. of Jackson. The work is part of the flood control efforts in the Yazoo River Basin and will consist of constructing the Steele Bayou channel relocation in the Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge in Washington County. ...

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City chooses contractor to restore Coast lighthouse

PASCAGOULA — The city of Pascagoula has approved a $636,000 contract with Biloxi’s J.O. Collins Contractor Inc. for the final construction and restoration of the Round Island Lighthouse. The Mississippi Press reports local officials expect the circa-1850s, 45-foot tall lighthouse should be back near the base of the U.S. 90 high-rise bridge by Thanksgiving 2013. Work will include cleaning, repairing ...

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Harrell Contracting wins MSU stadium contract

STARKVILLE — Tutor Perini Corporation of Sylmar, Calif., a civil and building construction company, reports its subsidiary, Anderson Companies’ Harrell Contracting Group, was selected as general contractor for Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium addition at Scott Field. The stadium is undergoing an expansion and renovation that will increase capacity to 61,337, provide additional premium seating, elevators, restrooms and concessions ...

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