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Board investigates plane crash that killed 18-year-old pilot

The National Transportation Safety Board is checking maintenance records and gathering other information about a single-engine airplane that crashed in northern Mississippi and killed the 18-year-old pilot. Investigator Ed Malinowski says Monday the board’s final report could take months. The Cessna 172 belonged to the Mississippi Civil Air Patrol, and student pilot Lake Little of Starkville was a cadet master ...

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Potential tolls for Alabama highway project spark opposition

City officials in Mobile say they’re confident the state of Alabama will reduce toll amounts for the proposed Interstate 10 Mobile River Bridge and Bayway project. The Alabama Department of Transportation is considering a $3 to $6 one-way toll to provide the money necessary to pay for the massive project. The plan under consideration would grant a discount to frequent ...

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Peterbilt Motors Co. honors Peterbilt Truck Centers with award

Peterbilt Truck Centers, with sites in Pearl and Meridian, was recognized with a Best in Class Award from the Peterbilt Motors Co. The Best-in-Class Award is based on a combination of Peterbilt’s standard of excellence scores, part and service performance, financial performance and utilization of PACCAR training and programs. Peterbilt Truck Centers is owned by Dobbs Peterbilt Group. Other dealers ...

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Baldock and Crozier join Peterbilt Truck Centers

Randy Baldock joined Peterbuilt Truck Centers as Chief Financial Officer. He has more than 30 years of accounting and finance experience, the last 12 in automotive parts distribution with AAHC Inc. Baldock is a graduate of the University of Memphis. He is married with 4 children and 2 grandsons. Carey Crozier joined Peterbilt Truck Centers as Marketing Coordinator. She previously ...

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Smith, Hall, Earley join MDOT public affairs

Jas N Smith has rejoined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as the new Deputy Director of Public Affairs. The Department also added Drew Hall as Media Producer, and Payton Earley as a public affairs intern. Smith is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He also has a master’s degree in education leadership from American ...

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MDOT announces State Equipment Operators Roadeo winners

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced statewide winners of the 2019 State Equipment Operators Roadeo held in Biloxi. Single-Axle Dump Truck: Roger Brown, of Amory, first; Matthew Thorne, of Newton, second; and John Hodge, of Lake, third. Tandem-Axle Dump Truck: Derrick Stamps, of Cary, first; David Baty, of Hattiesburg, second; and Steve Allen, of Booneville, third. Lowboy: Billy Coward, of ...

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Paving coming to dirt road connecting 2 Mississippi highways

Residents near a college town in northern Mississippi have complained for years about a dirt road connecting two state highways. Now, improvements are scheduled to happen. The Starkville Daily News reports that Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday approved a $2.2 million bid for work on Longview Road, with $1 million coming from the county and the rest from the state. ...

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Senators: 18 Mississippi airports receiving federal money

Eighteen airports in Mississippi will receive federal money to make improvements, including rehabilitation of some runways. U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith on Monday announced $4.8 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The single largest grant is just over $1 million to the Magee Municipal Airport for runway improvement. Other grants include $600,000 to Columbia-Marion County ...

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Tupelo OKs public transit overhaul

Changes to the City of Tupelo’s public transportation system are on the horizon. City officials voted Tuesday to overhaul the system by eliminating the fixed route system and allowing all city residents to request a transportation bus to pick them up from their home instead. The city currently has two methods of travel within the public transit system. There are ...

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Tupelo Regional boardings highest-ever for Contour

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • For the first five months of the year, passenger boardings at Tupelo Regional Airport totaled 6,024, a 40 percent increase compared to the same period a year ago. But the numbers are skewed by the fact Contour Airlnes was flying only nine-passenger Jetstream planes through April of last year before switching to ...

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