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Gulf Coast teachers awarded Leo Seale grants

Nine Mississippi teachers recently earned high marks for creative educational excellence as winners of the Leo W. Seal Innovative Teacher Grants. Honored during an awards luncheon in Gulfport, 2013 Seal award recipients are: Jean Adkison of East Central Upper Elementary School in Vancleave; Stephanie Beauchamp of North Woolmarket Elementary and Middle School in Biloxi; Penny Dearman of East Central Middle School in Hurley; Marsha Gaines of Jeff Davis ...

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Supervisors hoping to land federal grant for airport improvements

PONTOTOC COUNTY — Pontotoc County supervisors are hoping for a federal grant to help make runway improvements at the county airport. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the decision came after an engineer told supervisors the runway needed resealing because the pavement was showing signs of age. The cost of the project is estimated at $254,000 with the county having ...

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FAA awards $9.7M in grants to state airports

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Airport improvement projects in Mississippi will receive more than $9.7 million in Federal Aviation Administration funding. The announcement was made by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. Cochran said the announcements came after final congressional approval to legislation that reauthorized federal aviation programs such as the AIP, the Small Community Air Service Development Program and the Essential Air Service ...

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Airport improvements to be funded almost entirely from grants

HATTIESBURG — Hattiesburg officials say they hope to pick up only 5 percent of the cost on more than $1 million worth of recent improvements at Chain Municipal Airport. During the past 18 months, city engineer Bert Kuyrkendall says Hattiesburg has received three Federal Aviation Administration grants, which by the end of the 2012 calendar year will have provided about ...

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FBI issues alert on federal grant scam

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The FBI has warned Mississippi residents of a telephone scam that claims the person is eligible for a $5,000 to $10,000 grant from the Grants Department of the federal government. It supposedly can be used for home or residential purposes. The FBI says in a statement that a claim code containing two letters and three numbers is ...

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EDP to match grant dollars for airport improvements

WIGGINS — The Stone County Economic Development Partnership (EDP) board of directors has agreed to provide the local match dollars for a federal/state grant to improve the Dean Griffin Memorial Airport. The airport, located in Wiggins, serves the entire Stone County area. The facility, jointly owned by the city of Wiggins and Stone County, is open to the public and ...

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City may have to reimburse $300K to HUD

JACKSON — Mississippi’s capital city may have to reimburse more than $300,000 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over lax oversight that led to the misuse of more than $1 million in federal grants over several years. The reimbursement may be necessary for Jackson to get $1.15 million in housing funding restored. The Clarion-Ledger obtained a HUD ...

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Aldermen rethinking proposed farmers market

OXFORD — The city of Oxford will take a second look at locating at farmers’ market next to the Park Commission’s Community Garden. The Oxford Eagle reports the board of aldermen agreed this week to put the new farmers’ market project on hold until at least next spring. A grant for $61,258 was awarded to Oxford from the U.S. Department ...

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Feds want job-tracking numbers from State Port

GULFPORT — The federal government is now demanding that Gulfport state port officials start to track the number and type of jobs a $621 million port expansion will create. The port is expected to receive a total of $621 million in Community Development Block Grant funds for an 84-acre restoration and elevation of the West Pier that will more than ...

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VT Halter pursuing $20M MDA grant for expansion

PASCAGOULA — VT Halter Marine is inching closer to its goal of diversification, as it intends to pursue a $20-million grant from the Mississippi Development Authority. Bill Skinner, VT’s CEO, tells The Mississippi Press he intends to add $12 million in company funds to “get the seed money” ready for a major expansion. The money would come from the Katrina ...

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