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Business owners file lawsuit over impact of road construction

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg has denied most of the claims in a lawsuit filed by several West Fourth Street business owners who said the ongoing road construction has adversely affected commerce in the area. Defense attorney L. Clark Hicks tells The Hattiesburg American the city plans to request that the lawsuit be tossed. The road project, which began ...

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Poultry industry petitions for road, bridge work

It is a common complaint heard from county supervisors — chicken trucks are tearing up their roads and bridges, outstripping the resources at hand to maintain them. Last week, the poultry industry had a chance to face its accusers and offer its point of view, though it shied away from the finger pointing. “We don’t need to get in a ...

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County borrowing money for multiple bridge repair projects

MCCOMB — Pike County will borrow $5.5 million to work on local bridges. The Enterprise-Journal reports supervisors acted this past week after agreeing to advertise for bids to replace the bridge over the Tangipahoa River at Chatawa, work that will be paid for by bond funds. Keith Lott of Neel-Schaffer engineering firm said the expected completion date for the Chatawa ...

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Biglanes' sentencing for bribery rescheduled

LAUREL — Sentencing for a father and son from Laurel who pleaded guilty to trying to bribe Mississippi’s transportation director has been rescheduled for Oct. 17. Kenneth Biglane and his son, Peter J. Biglane, pleaded guilty in July to bribery. They face maximum penalties of 10 years in prison each and a $250,000 fine. The Laurel Leader Call reports they ...

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Ergon, Mathy roll out new REVIX product

JACKSON — Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions Inc. and Mathy Construction Co. of Onalaska, Wis., announced the award of a patented process that allows for the production and placement of conventional hot mix asphalt (HMA) at reduced temperatures of up to 75⁰ F. This surfactant-enabled patented process, which is compatible with non-modified, polymer modified and PPA containing asphalt binders was co-developed ...

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