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MDOT employees honored for heroism

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently awarded Joe Peeples, engineer technician in the District Five Construction Division, with the prestigious Silver Ant Award. While traveling to a construction site on the morning of Oct. 21, 2010, Peeples noticed a car with an unconscious driver, Gail Nowell, who appeared to have collided with a utility pole causing her vehicle to ...

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Residents invited to help update multi-year transportation plan

Residents and organizations that want to help shape Central Mississippi transportation priorities will get an opportunity to present their suggestions at a series of transportation summits this month sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Organization. The summits are part of a 5-year update of a plan designed as blueprint for the region’s transportation priorities through 2035, said Larry Smith, a planner ...

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Carr heading new MDOT office

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has promoted Charles Carr to be its next director of the Office of Intermodal Planning, which will encompass MDOT’s Freight, Aeronautics and Transit divisions. Carr has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation field, including planning, project development, performance evaluation, compliance reviews and technical assistance. Most recently as the director of the ...

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MDOT Commissioner Bill Minor dies

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says that northern district commissioner Bill Minor has died. He was 68. MDOT spokeswoman Carrie Adams says Minor was pronounced dead at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Biloxi Regional Medical Center. He had been attending a national transportation conference in Biloxi. Adams says Minor’s body was being transported to his hometown of Holly Springs, ...

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Numbers don’t lie: Beau had a lot to lose with Brown incident

The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation will return to the Beau Rivage in late October. Butch Brown is probably hoping for a calmer stay than his last one. Brown, 67, was arrested in the early morning of July 23 at the Biloxi resort and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. The details in the police report ...

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‘Misunderstanding’

MDOT executive director Butch Brown and the Beau Rivage call his arrest a ‘misunderstanding;’ the Biloxi Police Department says Brown was ‘drunk,’ ‘belligerent’ and so much a threat to officers he was placed in a facility ‘better equipped to handle unruly prisoners’   Click here to see the complete PDF reproductions of the police report from the Butch Brown arrest ...

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Charges against MDOT's Brown dropped

Charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct were dropped Friday evening against Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director Butch Brown. Brown was arrested at 6 a.m. Friday at the Beau Rivage Casino and Resort after a security guard spotted him sleeping in front of a slot machine. Beau Rivage spokeswoman  told the Associated Press the casino considers the matter closed. ...

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MDOT chief arrested for public intoxication

The Biloxi Police Department confirmed to the Mississippi Business Journal that a Larry L. Brown, Sr., 67, was arrested at the Beau Rivage Resort at 6 a.m. Friday and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct. That’s the same name and age as Mississippi Department of Transportation Executive Director “Butch” Brown. Reached on his cell phone Friday afternoon, Brown confirmed ...

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MAGPPA recognizes MDOT workers

Two Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) employees have been honored by the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents (MAGPPA). Director of asset management Julie Ethridge was presented with the MAGPPA Property Manager of the Year Award, which is given to recognize an outstanding manager in the field of property. Ethridge is recognized for her work helping to meet ...

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