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Corps allots more funding to projects in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control and other construction and maintenance projects, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general construction, and operation and maintenance ...

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Road plan calls for repayment of funds to MDOT

At a press conference this morning, Charlie Williams, president of the T1 Coalition, laid out his organization’s proposal on at least a short-term solution to the state’s lack of funding for road and bridge maintenance. T1’s plan does not involve new money. In fact, it’s the opposite — Williams and others gathered at the Capitol are pushing for old money. ...

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TRIP releases report on state's crumbling roads, bridges

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More than two-thirds of Jackson’s major locally and state-maintained roads are in either poor or mediocre condition, more than one fifth of the state’s bridges need repair or replacement, and Mississippi’s drivers experience growing congestion and delays, according to a report from TRIP, a Washington, D.C.-based national transportation organization. In addition to deteriorated roads and bridges, Mississippi’s ...

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Bomgar lands IT provider in hospitality industry

JACKSON — Bomgar has a new client. Sorbis Corporation is using Bomgar’s solution to support computer workstations and servers within 80 hotels in Miami and New York. Founded in 2000, Sorbis is a managed IT service provider focused on the hospitality industry, specifically hotels, responsible for supporting approximately 2,000 workstations and 200 servers. As an IT managed service provider in ...

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City spends triple the budget on auditorium upkeep

NATCHEZ — The city of Natchez has spent three times what it has budgeted for maintenance at the City Auditorium for the fiscal year, and Mayor Butch Brown says more will have to be spent before the end of the year. Brown told the city’s board of aldermen the air conditioning units have for several years been “woefully inadequate,” and ...

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Ground broken for public transit maintenance facility

CHOCTAW — The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) and the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) have broken ground for the Choctaw Regional Maintenance Facility. The 13,960-square-foot comprehensive regional maintenance center will be constructed by the tribe on tribal lands. The facility will provide services for tribally owned transit vehicle, tribal fleet vehicles and other public transit operated vehicles located ...

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Railcar repair facility coming, bringing 40 new jobs

BROOKHAVEN — American Railcar Industries will locate a railcar repair facility in Brookhaven and bring in as many as 40 new jobs, according to a published report. The Daily Leader reports the formal announcement was coming today from Gov. Phil Bryant and company and local officials. The newspaper reports recent public notices say Brookhaven will receive about $650,000 from the ...

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Mat Sinking Unit docks after long, extended season

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District’s (Corps) Mat Sinking Unit (MSU), has completed an extended mat-sinking season. This revetment season included a larger than normal program with critical repairs being made to sites damaged as a result of the 2011 historic flood. During this longer, eight-month, revetment season, the MSU placed 442,786 squares covering approximately 1,018 ...

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Motorists might pay more at the gas pump

JACKSON — A top lawmaker says Mississippi needs to increase its gasoline tax to pay for highway and bridge maintenance, but he concedes there’s little chance of it happening this year. House Transportation Committee Chairman Robert Johnson said 40 percent of Mississippi’s major roads and 28 percent of its highways are in poor or mediocre condition. He also says 25 ...

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L-3 Vertex wins U.S. Army aviation contract

MADISON — A Madison, Miss., company has a $48.2 million Army contract for aviation maintenance. A Pentagon news release said L-3 Vertex Aerospace LLC is to do the work by July 28 in Savannah, Ga.; Fort Bragg, N.C.; and Fort Campbell, Ky. The statement says the U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., solicited the bid.

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