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Missed Deadline

By ANTHONY WARREN,

Fines mounting up for Superior Asphalt’s airport contract

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines could be on tap for a major paving contractor, who has fallen months behind on a project to overlay a runway at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport.





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Northsider organizes coat drive during holidays to help homeless, less fortunate stay warm

More than one thousand Mississippians were without a home in 2017, and approximately 59 percent of those people were staying in an unsheltered location, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.






More Training for Billing

A private contractor is coming back on to ensure city of Jackson employees can operate the city’s water/sewer billing software.

Recently, the Jackson City Council approved bringing on Origin Consulting LLC to train employees to operate the new billing system put in place as part of the city’s $91 million system overhaul.


Fondren Contract Extended

Contractors will have additional time and funds to complete the Fondren streetscape project.

The Jackson City Council recently approved amending its agreement with Hemphill Construction, to allow an additional 65 days and $140,000, to cover cost overruns and unforeseen delays related to the project.


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