VT Halter Marine fined $144,545 by MDEQ for violations of airborne dust and paint

January 14, 2015 in Business

BY JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Pascagoula shipyard that has been a focus of complaints by nearby residents is paying a $144,545 civil fine for environmental […]

Itta Bena in serious trouble, mayor says

July 25, 2013 in News, Statewide News, The Buzz

) Thelma Collins become mayor of the town of Itta Bena on July 1. Along with the job, she inherited a $500,000 debt.

“The city of Itta Bena is in serious trouble,” Collins told the Greenwood Commonwealth.

If the issues are not resolved, she said, “all of us will be shut down.”

MDEQ freezes D'Iberville's $3M grant

February 15, 2013 in Statewide News

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has frozen a $3 million grant to see how D’Iberville is using the money.

MDEQ spokesman Robbie Wilbur said the order was issued Jan. 28. The grant was for work at the Ocean Expo Aquarium.

There may be concerns about a conflict of interest.

Montgomery County gets solid waste grant from MDEQ

August 29, 2012 in News, Statewide News

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has awarded Montgomery County a solid waste assistance grant for $8,909 that will be used by the county to clean up illegal dump sites.

MDEQ staff receive excellence in government award

July 11, 2012 in News, Statewide News

Special To The Mississippi Link JACKSON – Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) Executive Director Trudy Fisher and Human Resources Director Terri Torrence received an Excellence in State Government Award […]

3 drown in Marion Co. swimming hold

June 28, 2012 in News, Statewide News

News Briefs From Across The State By Monica Land Details about drownings being withheld Marion County officials are releasing few details about a weekend drowning incident that left two adults […]

Beach bacteria warnings up from last year

June 8, 2012 in News, Statewide News

BILOXI – (AP) Mississippi’s Department of Environmental Quality has posted more warnings of high bacteria levels along Mississippi beaches so far this year than in all of 2011. But there […]

Mississippi recognized as first state to retrofit school buses

April 9, 2012 in News

Special to The Mississippi Link JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) was recognized last month by the Environmental Protection Agency for its program to retrofit public school […]