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City targets more blighted buildings for demolition

BILOXI — Blighted buildings are coming down in Biloxi. The Sun Herald reports the city council approved inspections yesterday of six more blighted buildings, including the White House Hotel. Jerry Creel, community development director, says his department wants the owners of the White House to remove the steel beams on the west side of the hotel or build a façade ...

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Remnants of iconic nightclub demolished

GREENVILLE — For many in the Greenville area and for many years, the bar and restaurant called One Block East was a home away from home. The city tore the building down yesterday. Stanley Sherman, who owned the establishment when it opened in 1971, said he has only one thing to say. “What a shame,” he said. He opened One ...

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County to raze dozens of abandoned structures

COAHOMA COUNTY — With grant support from the Walton Family Foundation, the Delta Bridge Project (DBP) in Coahoma County will fund the demolition of abandoned homes and buildings. Clean-up is expected to begin in the spring of 2012. Working with local leaders, the staff of Southern Bancorp Capital Partners (SBCP) has identified 40 dilapidated structures in Clarksdale and 20 in ...

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Buildings to be razed for new arts center

MERIDIAN — Officials in Meridian are getting closer to approving demolition of two old buildings at the site of a planned arts and entertainment center. WTOK reports that the board of the Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center is to meet the first week in September and is expected to approve demolition of the old Hotel Meridian and a structure known ...

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City officials waive demolition penalty for flood victims

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg officials have waived a penalty usually associated with demolition of blighted property for property owners whose homes were damaged by the spring floods and are being demolished by the city. The Vicksburg Post reported that officials waived for six months the penalty the city charges for demolishing and clearing dilapidated buildings. The waiver can be extended, Mayor ...

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Demolition of old Willam Carey campus continues

GULFPORT — Salvage Nine, a demolition and salvage company from Long Beach, began tearing down the main administration and classroom building yesterday on the abandoned William Carey College campus in Gulfport. The building, built in 1921 as part of the Gulf Coast Military Academy, was heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It is the last structure on the former ...

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Fowlkes awarded demolition contract by Corps

MONROE COUNTY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded a contract to Fowlkes Plumbing of Amory for the demolition of structures in Smithville and Monroe County. Terms were not disclosed. The demolition will be focused on structures that have been declared to be in imminent danger of collapse due to damage from the April tornado that ...

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Old Bryan Foods facility being demolished

WEST POINT — An Ohio-based salvage company is tearing down much of an old meat processing plant in West Point with plans to refurbish the rest as a small industrial park. Fred Kohart, demolition manager for Kohart Surplus and Salvage of Paulding, Ohio, hopes to rehabilitate the 70-acre Bryan Foods site to attract another industry or at least a few ...

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Granite to take out old river bridge

GREENVILLE — According to Granite Construction Inc., Granite Construction Company has been awarded a $22.4-million contract by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the demolition of the U.S. 82 bridge over the Mississippi River at Greenville. The scope of the project includes demolition and removal of the 2.25-mile steel through-truss bridge that spans the Mississippi River. Granite will also ...

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