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ROSS REILY: EPA should have historical background of Delta

If you first listen to environmentalists and the Environmental Protection Agency as to why they are opposed to the Yazoo Backwater project, they make a pretty compelling argument. The EPA has said the project would have incurred “unacceptable damage to these valuable resources that are used for wildlife, economic and recreational purposes.” In an interview I did with a representative ...

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Vicksburg District selects chief for the Programs Management Branch

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Alainna O’Bannon as chief of its programs management branch of the project management division. O’Bannon’s job duties include developing and defending the federal budget and preparing the fiscal year work plan execution. Prior to this assignment, O’Bannon was the operations and maintenance appropriation manager at the Mississippi Valley Division which ...

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Vicksburg District’s Chief of Design Branch receives Commander’s Award

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has announced that David L. Wallace, recently received the Commander’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Equal Employment Opportunity. Wallace received this award for his contributions to the EEO Program. Wallace is responsible for supervising and managing the branch to provide engineering design activities to support the Vicksburg District’s civil works program. ...

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Vicksburg District selects Ellis Employee of the Year

Kristopher C. Ellis was recently selected as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District 2018 Employee of the Year. Ellis received the award for his demonstration of Army and Corps values, leadership and mentorship. In addition, Ellis meets the district’s mission with excellence and his accomplishments. Ellis began his career with the Corps 10 years ago as a ...

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Corps’ Engineer’s Day winners

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Charles F. Pinkard, of hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Vicksburg District’s Employee of the Year Award. Pinkard received this award for his work in providing efficient planning, design, and construction of the Mississippi River revetment and ...

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Philip Hite named chief of budget

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Philip Hite as chief of the budget, manpower, and management branch of the Resource Management Office. Hite will be responsible for preparing, coordinating and developing budgetary data used in financial schedule estimates for the District’s current year and budget year civil works programs. In addition, he ...

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Harrell to lead division

Jonathan Harrell has been selected chief of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Natural Resources and Environmental Compliance Section of Operations Division. Harrell will be responsible for the oversight of the natural resource and environmental compliance programs throughout the Vicksburg District.  This includes providing technical support to the eight field offices, oversight of mitigation land management, as ...

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Brothers retire after long careers with Corps

VICKSBURG — Brothers Bobby and Billy Stokes have a combined total of 80 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg. Now, the two Vicksburg natives are retiring. WLBT-TV reports that the Stokes brothers are retiring from the River Operations Branch of the Corps’ Vicksburg district. Bobby Stokes first worked with the Corps as a tying ...

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Corps: River closing has barges running nearly a half-day behind

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says delays of barge traffic have run about 10 hours since the Corps began closing a three-mile stretch of the Mississippi River from dawn to dusk to reinforce a section of river bank between Memphis, Tennessee and Greenville. The Corps said backups of barge traffic that occurred during the first days ...

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Corps' work on Steele Bayou project delayed due to high water

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District’s work on the Steel Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge is approximately 88 percent complete. Work was delayed because the contractor was unable to move upstream of Highway 465 to complete rock work due to high stages on the Mississippi River. ...

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