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Watson named airport director for Stennis International Airport

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission announced that Chanse Watson has been named Airport Director for the Stennis International Airport. In his role, Watson is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating activities, construction, maintenance, and operations of airport and spaceport facilities. Watson has worked in airports and aviation for almost 10 years, most recently having served as Airport Manager ...

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Midwest Big Lift, Inc. joins Taylor Machine Works as a dealer

Taylor Machine Works, Inc. and Taylor Sudden Service, Inc. have announced a new authorized dealer. Midwest Big Lift, Inc., located in St. Louis, Missouri, has now joined the Taylor and Sudden Service, Inc. dealer network. Hal Nowell, Director of Sales, stated, “We are excited to welcome Midwest Big Lift, Inc. to the ‘Big Red’ team of dealers. Taylor customers can ...

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Driverless vehicles could have a huge impact someday, but probably not anytime soon

By BECKY GILLETTE Driverless vehicles could be the next really big business disruption in the U.S. There are some futuristic projections that by 2030, more people will use driverless taxis rather than owning their own cars, which could be less expensive while making finding a parking space no longer a big hassle. It could also cut the number of vehicles ...

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Tupelo Regional passenger boardings hit 10,000

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal  TUPELO – Passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport reached 1,300 in August, marking the fastest period since 2008 that airport reached 10,000 boardings for the year. That also means airport is eligible for $1 million in federal grants for airport improvements. Tupelo Regional has reached at least 10,000 boardings for the third consecutive year. ...

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OPINION — Fulton truck driver encourages job seekers to look at trucking for a career

As one of 3.5 million professional truck drivers on America’s roads, I’ll be joining you on the roads this fall as I help deliver the goods that you’ll rely on all year long. The trucking industry, which is supported by 7.7 million professionals, including drivers, technicians, vendors and partners, delivers to 80% of America’s communities. According to the American Transportation ...

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JMAA promotes Ridinger to director of capital programming

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has promoted Drew Ridinger to Director of Capital Programming. The Meridian native received his Associate of Arts Degree from Meridian Community College. He then earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining JMAA, Ridinger worked in the private sector for five years as an Intern Architect. In this role, he ...

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Mississippi receiving federal highway money after floods

Mississippi is receiving $18.6 million from the federal government to repair some highways damaged by flooding. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the funding Tuesday. It is part of an $871.2 million emergency relief package to repair roads and bridges damaged by storms and floods in 39 states and some territories. Roads in at least eight of Mississippi’s 82 counties ...

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Driver dies and 7 children are injured as school bus crashes

WALNUT — A school bus driver is dead and seven children are injured as a school bus rolled over in northern Mississippi. The Mississippi Highway Patrol tells local news outlets that the driver died in the Tuesday morning incident, with the bus ending on its side in a ditch. Benton County school Superintendent Steve Bostick tells WMC-TV he believes the ...

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JMAA names Lsherie Dean as public information officer

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has named LSherie Dean as the Public Information Officer (PIO). Dean is an alumna of Jackson State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Dean has over twelve years of public relations, marketing and social media experience. For the last four years, Dean has been an intricate part of public relations, marketing ...

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