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Folks line up to rent an historic bridge

It is rather an unusual business proposition. In the market for a bridge? Why not rent one? People in Columbus may soon have the chance. City property manager and Trotter Convention Center director Frank Goodman tells The Commercial Dispatch that he has already received calls from people interested in holding wedding receptions on the historic U.S. 82 bridge. The city ...

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Need a pedicab? Head to Oxford

Ever seen those pedal-powered rickshaws in Asia and wondered what it would be like to ride in one? Well, don’t update your passport — you will soon have the chance to grab one in Oxford. Oxford aldermen have amended the city’s taxi cab ordinance to allow pedicabs, also known as cycle rickshaws, which transport passengers in a carriage-styled seat hooked ...

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MDOT: Drawbridge project progressing, getting new technology

BILOXI — As part of the $8.2-million Interstate 110 Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon begin work to replace all of the original mechanical and electrical systems that have been in place since 1976. MDOT Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King says the new technology will improve the long-term performance of the bridge. Due to the ...

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Supervisors approve support for building port terminal

PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors has voted to support building a $30-million terminal at the Port of Pascagoula to handle wood pellets from a plant that is supposed to be built in George County starting in late 2014. The Sun Herald reports the county will handle selling up to $24 million in bonds for the terminal. But ...

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Businesses sue city over street improvement project

HATTIESBURG — Four businesses on a busy Hattiesburg Street are suing Hattiesburg city government, claiming a street improvement project has cost them customers. The project on Hardy Street began Oct. 30, 2012, according to The Hattiesburg American. The work is nearly complete and traffic is flowing again. But Justin Green says customers have gotten out of the habit of stopping ...

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Cabbies facing board-ordered log-keeping

VICKSBURG — Taxi drivers could soon be required to keep log books chronicling their activities. The Vicksburg Post reported a meeting has been set for Dec. 9 involving the city’s Public Transportation Board and cab company owners. The board set the meeting Tuesday after member Stan Collins suggested the logs as a way to ensure drivers are getting sufficient rest ...

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Ribbon to be cut on new multi-use transportation center

NATCHEZ — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Natchez Regional Transit Center. The ceremony will be held Nov. 15 beginning at 10 a.m. on the corner of Wood Avenue and North Shields Lane in Natchez. MDOT partnered with Federal Transit Administration and the city of Natchez to develop a state-of-the-art, multi-use regional ...

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Bridge dedicated, named for late legislator

CHICKASAW COUNTY — A bridge in Chickasaw County will now be called the Representative William “Billy” E. Bowles Memorial Bridge. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that the bridge was dedicated to the late Mississippi lawmaker in a ceremony yesterday in Houston. The bridge is located west of Houston at the intersection of Mississippi Highways 8 and 15. Bowles served 20 years ...

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Aldermen mulling ordinance change to allow for pedicabs

OXFORD — The Oxford Board of Aldermen will consider changing the city’s taxi law to allow for at least two new pedicab companies to provide service around downtown Oxford. The proposed change to the ordinance had a first reading at Tuesday’s board meeting. If approved, the law would allow pedicabs to operate in Oxford on streets where the speed limit ...

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MDOT warning of possible traffic snarls from wide-load move

If you’re traveling South Mississippi highways over the next several days, you might want to leave a little early. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has issued a wide load permit to James Machine Works. The company is moving 12 wide loads along a designated route from Natchez to the Chevron plant in Pascagoula. Each load will be 21 feet ...

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