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Officials plan to demolish abandoned homes

FULTON — Fulton officials are moving forward with plans to clean up or demolish unkempt and abandoned houses throughout the city. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal says 10 properties thought to be abandoned are being considered for demolition by the Fulton Board of Aldermen. They say the houses are dilapidated and pose health and safety concerns. Regulations say a house ...

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Corps soliciting bids for debris removal in Smithville

SMITHVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Vicksburg District, is receiving bids for clean-up efforts at Smithville, which was wiped out by a tornado resulting in 15 fatalities. The solicitation number for this particular incident is: W912EE-11-T-0011. Responses will only be received from small businesses located in Monroe County or primarily doing business in Monroe County. The work ...

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Oil spill growing, could move toward land

GULF OF MEXICO — Oil leaking from a sunken drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico is moving slowly toward the coast, endangering hundreds of miles of marshes, barrier islands and white sand beaches in four states from Louisiana to Florida. The areas, home to dolphins, sea birds, prime fishing grounds and tourist playlands, could be fouled later this week ...

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TVA expects to have ash spill cleaned up in May

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) top executive says the cleanup of coal ash spilled into the Emory River in East Tennessee will “probably” be finished by mid-May. Tom Kilgore told the utility’s board members meeting in Bristol that he is pleased with the progress of the river cleanup. About 2.2 million cubic yards of coal ash have ...

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