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Construction to begin on new hurricane evacuation route

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work on a comprehensive highway project involving construction of roadway along Highway 607 in Hancock County, creating an additional hurricane evacuation route for local residents. The project was awarded to TCB Construction Company of Poplarville for $15.2 million. Crews will build two new southbound lanes on Highway 607 ...

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Irby expands presence in Arkansas with new facility

JACKSON — Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, has officially opened it new facility in El Dorado, Ark. This new facility comes one year after Irby expanded its footprint in Arkansas with the acquisition of Treadway Electric. The addition of the El Dorado branch gives Irby 11 locations throughout the state of Arkansas. “The expansion into the southern part of ...

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Choctaws petition for work stoppage on road project

VICKSBURG — The Choctaw Nation is asking Warren County to stop work on the local China Grove Road if any historic artifacts traced to Choctaw settlements centuries ago are found. The action was requested in a letter sent to the county in June asking work to be halted if any significant archaeological materials, such as stone arrowheads, ceramics or foundations ...

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City to spend $774M on damaged schools; Collins lands contract

GREENVILLE — The Greenville school system will spend $774,000 for repairs at two storm-damaged local schools. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the school board awarded the contract this week to Roy Collins Construction Co. of Cleveland. Straight-line winds tore through the Greenville area last October. At T.L. Weston Ninth Grade Academy, the roof, several classrooms and the bus barn ...

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Southern Miss to start massive student residence complex

HATTIESBURG — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on a massive student housing project on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Hattiesburg campus. Century Park South will bring residence halls to Southern Miss, providing 954 beds for freshmen and other scholarship students. The $55.6-million project will feature three buildings, with five floors in each structure. “The addition of Century Park South ...

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Air Force base runway project claims a life

COLUMBUS — A contract worker involved in an accident at Columbus Air Force Base has died from his injuries. Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant says 24-year-old James Meyers of Columbus was working on a runway project on the base when he was injured. Merchant says it appears Meyers died from blunt force trauma. Merchant says he died at Baptist Memorial ...

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City sees building permits soar during first quarter

CORINTH — Building permit activity in the first three months of the year was sharply higher in Corinth. The Daily Corinthian reports the Corinth School District’s softball complex accounted for about two-thirds of the quarter’s total of $4.356 million. In the same quarter a year ago construction permits totaled $555,350. CIG Contractors obtained a permit for the $2.9 million softball complex ...

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Board of Contractors, AG warn of crooked contractors

JACKSON — Following a series of recent storms, the Mississippi State Board of Contractors (MSBOC) and the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office (MSAGO) are joining forces to send a message to crooked contractors that bad business won’t be tolerated in the Magnolia State and violators will be prosecuted. “Mississippi has been hit hard by storms in 2013, everything from tornadoes to ...

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University plans to build four new buildings this year

HATTIESBURG — William Carey University intends to start construction this year on four new buildings on its Hattiesburg campus. The Hattiesburg American reports WCU will build a chapel, a School of Business building, a College of Osteopathic Medicine wing and a gymnasium. WCU president Tommy King says the school has paid for the $800,000 chapel and the $2-million medical school ...

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Road workers uncover dozens of unmarked graves

JACKSON — Workers building a road at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have found 66 unidentified graves. Officials with the medical center say a construction crew found the unmarked human remains over a period from November through March. The graves were found four to five feet below the surface as workers dug down to lay a foundation for a ...

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