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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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Chao announces grant to support Gulf Coast train project

Federal funding has been awarded to Mississippi to support the return of passenger rail service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, the secretary of U.S. Department of Transportation said Thursday. Mississippi is getting more than $21 million for infrastructure improvements, Elaine Chao said during the Coastal Region Transportation Summit in Biloxi. That includes a $4.3 million grant for the Southern ...

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JMAA names Hilliard as Chief Administration Officer

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has named LaSeine T. Hilliard as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Hilliard is a graduate of Southern University A & M College in Baton Rouge, LA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and concentration in Marketing. She furthered her education by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration (NASPAA Accredited) ...

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JMAA appoints Pat Minor as new Hawkins Field airport manager

Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) has appointed Patrick “Pat” Minor as the new Hawkins Field Airport Manager. Pat is a graduate of Jackson State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. He furthered his education by obtaining a Masters of Public Administration degree from Belhaven University. He has well over 19 years of aviation experience in law ...

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Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation awards 30 scholarships

The Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship Program awarded 30 scholarships to children of Mississippi Trucking Association member employees for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Scholarships are offered through the Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation, the H. Dean Cotton Endowment, the John Fayard Endowment, the R. Gene Holmes Endowment, the G. Larry Kerr Endowment the Mike McLarty Endowment, and the Vernon ...

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All aboard! Amtrak route to New Orleans restored

A summer filled with train disruptions for New Orleans visitors has reached its end as Amtrak has restored full service on its Chicago-to-New Orleans line. The McComb Enterprise-Journal reports the line was restored Wednesday after months of terminating in Jackson, Mississippi. Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari says the opening of the Bonnet Carre spillway near New Orleans cut off service to ...

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Tupelo Regional Airport looks to update runway study

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • A 2016 study of the runway at Tupelo Regional Airport revealed some deficiencies, and to ensure that those deficiencies haven’t gotten worse, airport executive director Cliff Nash has asked the airport board to approve another study to be conducted. The cost of the study – at airport expense – is almost $90,000, and ...

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FedEx to invest additional $450 million to modernize hub

FedEx Corp. is investing an additional $450 million to improve operations at its busy hub in Memphis, Tennessee. The shipping giant’s announcement Friday at Memphis International Airport increases its investment toward modernizing its Memphis hub to about $1.5 billion. The company announced in March 2018 a $1.1 billion plan to build a sorting facility, install new systems and construct a ...

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Suit: Air traffic control contributed to plane crash deaths

Heirs of a Mississippi couple killed in a 2016 Alabama plane crash are suing the Federal Aviation Administration, saying bad information from controllers contributed to their deaths. Three couples, including Michael and Kimberly Perry, died Aug. 14, 2016, when their Piper PA-31 Navajo crashed near the Tuscaloosa airport. The lawsuit seeks $24 million for three Perry children. The National Transportation ...

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Road project to four-lane connection between auto plants in Mississippi, Alabama

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal An 8.3-mile, four-lane divided arterial highway will help link the Toyota Mississippi plant in Blue Springs and the Toyota-Mazda plant under construction in Huntsville, Alabama. The $52.4 million project was announced by Mississippi’s two Republican U.S. Senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, and GOP 1st District Congressman Trent Kelly. The U.S. Department of Transportation ...

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