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Plans coming to repair horse track, but no funding

STARKVILLE — Mississippi Horse Park director Bricklee Miller says a local engineer is currently developing plans to repair the facility’s damaged harness racing track, but funding is needed to go forward on the project. Once repair plans and cost estimates are finalized, Miller said she would approach the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors about funding options. In May, representatives from ...

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County taking out loan to pay for road projects, equipment

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Washington County will borrow $1.5 million to repair local roads and buy road-working equipment, The Delta Democrat Times reports. Supervisor Troy Wesley Sr. says board members did a tour of the county roads about three or four months ago and assessed what roads were in bad shape. Wesley says the county expects to buy six dump trucks ...

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Mayor: All post-Katrina infrastructure work complete south of railroad

GULFPORT — Mayor George Schloegel told the city council that Gulfport’s infrastructure work in the area south of the railroad tracks is now finished, closing the books on $70.3 million worth of post-Katrina work in the city’s hardest-hit area. The work included new water and sewer lines, drainage, repaving the streets and repairing curbs and sidewalks. Schloegel told the council ...

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Supervisor wants second opinion on bridge repair, replacements

MCCOMB — A Pike County supervisor wants a second opinion on whether the county really needs $5 million worth of bridge repairs and replacements. The Board of Supervisors will first meet with the engineering firm that prepared a report saying three bridges need replacement and one needs repairs, The Enterprise-Journal reported. The board agreed in February to borrow up to ...

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Corps gets additional funding for flood control repairs

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently received an additional $140 million in funding from the Disaster Relief Appropriations Act. These funds will be used toward 81 Mississippi Rivers and Tributaries (MR&T) projects affected by the historic 2011 flood. The District developed a list of projects that will benefit from this additional funding that will ...

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Last of USM's Katrina-damaged buildings finally being restored

LONG BEACH — The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast has a broken ground for the restoration of Elizabeth Hall and the newly appointed Health Sciences Building on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. Elizabeth Hall and the Health Sciences Building, both heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, are the final two building projects to break ground for ...

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Boyd Gaming plans major repairs at IP Casino

BILOXI — The new owner of IP Casino is preparing to spend millions on infrastructure repairs, including plans to stabilize the barge on which the casino sits. The Sun Herald reports that Boyd Gaming Corp. on Wednesday presented those plans to the Biloxi Development Review Committee. The casino, built in 1995, sits on nine hopper barges welded into a single, ...

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