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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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Julie Ford named sales, marketing manager at Vicksburg Convention Center

Julie Ford has been named the sales and marketing manager at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Ford has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience and 12-plus years in the tourism and hospitality industry. She was previously a part of the Vicksburg Convention Center team from 2002-2006. Ford most recently was the sales manager for the Jackson Convention Complex.

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Army Corps of Engineers’ Butch Lutz inducted; Patricia Hemphill selected

Ernest W. “Butch” Lutz, Jr., chief of Internal Review at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was named one of 12 distinguished Louisiana State University (LSU) alumni who were inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor this past fall. Lutz graduated from LSU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history and was commissioned through ...

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Army Corps of Engineers' Butch Lutz inducted; Patricia Hemphill selected

Ernest W. “Butch” Lutz, Jr., chief of Internal Review at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, was named one of 12 distinguished Louisiana State University (LSU) alumni who were inducted into LSU’s military Hall of Honor this past fall. Lutz graduated from LSU in 1975 with a bachelor’s degree in history and was commissioned through ...

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José E. Sánchez promoted at Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory

José E. Sánchez was recently promoted to the Senior Executive Service and appointed director of the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Sánchez served as deputy director of CHL from November 2009 to April 2013, at which time he was selected as the laboratory’s acting director. His experience includes ...

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Jennifer Fryar Mallard named chief of permit section by U. S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District (Corps) recently selected Jennifer Fryar Mallard as chief of the permit section in the regulatory branch. Mallard joined the Corps in 2001 as a park ranger at Lake Greeson in Murfreesboro, Ark. After deploying to Mississippi for Hurricane Katrina emergency operations in 2005, she accepted a position in the regulatory branch ...

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers staffers win awards

Robert Cory Winders, hydraulic engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping, Consequences, and Production Center (MMC), recently received a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service at the. Winders received the award for his exceptional performance as a hydraulic engineering national technical expert during the national implementation of the Corps Water Management System (CWMS). He successfully executed ...

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Billy’s Italian Restaurant finds success in outlet mall

Many people discover Billy’s Italian Restaurant not with their eyes, but rather with their nose. After all, who expects to see a fine Italian eatery in an outlet mall anyway? But, for the last 12 years now Billy’s Italian Restaurant has been filling the air with delicious aromas at the Outlets at Vicksburg, the patrons enjoying the interaction with the ...

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Vicksburg casino hotel sold to Gulf Coast developer

VICKSBURG, Mississippi — The former Grand Station Hotel, closed since gambling ceased at Vicksburg’s waterfront when a casino left 16 months ago, has been sold to a Gulf Coast developer. Vicksburg Hotel LLC, a Biloxi-based entity led by businessman Charles Lambert, purchased the 117-room hotel this month from Great Southern Investment Group Inc., according to land transaction records. The Vicksburg ...

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Ex-mayor's attorney asks for more time in kickback trial

VICKSBURG — A lawyer for former Vicksburg Mayor Paul Winfield has asked a federal judge to postpone his trial because negotiations are ongoing with prosecutors to resolve the case. Winfield is charged in U.S. District Court in Jackson with seeking $10,000 in cash in exchange for a city contract. He has pleaded not guilty. Attorney Terris Harris mentioned the negotiations ...

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