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ACEC/MS honors Brown

Southern Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown is the 2011 recipient of the American Council of Engineering Companies-Mississippi (ACEC/MS) Teddy Roosevelt Award. The award is given for distinguished service to the engineering profession in going the extra mile to improve conditions and the profession as a whole. Brown, who holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University. He was ...

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Getting it straight

Last touches on project put ‘S-Curve’ in rearview mirror Not long ago, the word “S-Curve” struck fear in the hearts of residents of Jones County and those traveling Interstate 59 in Laurel. The snaky section of the interstate gained a reputation as one of the most terrifying stretches of roadway for motorists in the state. On nice days, it was ...

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Hunting for the new MDOT leader

The Mississippi Transportation Commission is in a state of flux, and the uncertainties are clouding just when a new executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation will be selected and confirmed. Earlier this month, Larry “Butch” Brown announced that he was retiring as executive director of MDOT citing his continuing battle with prostate cancer. His retirement becomes effective at ...

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Who decides? Earmarks in the crosshairs

About a decade ago, Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall got a phone call from then-U.S. Sen. Trent Lott. Lott, at the time the Senate’s majority leader, brought tidings of great financial joy. “He said ‘I’m going to send you $100 million to build that bridge in Greenville,’” Hall recalled in an interview last week. That bridge in Greenville carries ...

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Sullivan named MBJ's Businesswoman of the Year

Janet Sullivan loves her job. In fact, she enjoys it so much that on many weekends while others are having fun, Sullivan can often be found working in her Natchez office. As special projects coordinator for the Southern District of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Sullivan’s dedication to both her profession and the community has been officially recognized. Last Thursday, ...

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