Columbus city councilmen voted 5-1 to pay almost $1,000 more per visit for maintenance at Friendship Cemetery despite continuing concerns about the city’s spending — an additional cost that could add between $31,500 to $36,000 per year to the service.
Ward 3 resident Bill Daniel says he hasn’t heard the wail of his neighborhood’s tornado siren in a long time.
Oktibbeha County could add an additional crew and service territory to its current road maintenance system next fiscal year, a move that Road Manager Victor Collins says could provide timelier road grading operations and better resource management.
Amtrak passenger train service will shut down in Mississippi and other areas in the Southeast for several days in January and February for rail maintenance by Norfolk Southern Railway.
It is unlikely that Columbus councilmen will consider a proposal to close railroad crossings on Southside this year, but options remain on the table and the situation may be re-addressed in 2014.
JACKSON — It’s not like 1987, at least not yet. Efforts to raise money to repair and build highways just don’t have the broad push
JACKSON — Business groups still aren’t ready to raise Mississippi’s taxes to repair and build highways and bridges. In August, Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Willie
Residents who may be affected by six permanent closings of railroad crossings in south Columbus can gather more information during a public hearing Thursday.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation is dealing with its maintenance crisis the only way it can — shifting money away from new construction to the upkeep of more than 27,000 lane-miles.
Custodial and maintenance staff with the Columbus Municipal School District will have 28 hours of pay deducted from their next paychecks as reimbursement for pay approved by their supervisors but ruled inappropriate by district officials. The 39 employees will lose approximately $200 to $500, depending on their pay rate.