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 violations including allowing sandblasting particles and paint to become airborne. VT Halter Marine agreed to pay the fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality […]
) 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.”
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.
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.
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 from Mississippi’s governor Phil Bryant. The Excellence in Government Awards are presented by the Mississippi State Personnel Board. “Our state is fortunate to have 30,000 […]
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 and a young child dead. The Hattiesburg American reports County Coroner Norma Williamson identified the victims as 44-year-old Juan Rodriguez, 23-year-old Samantha Shell and 18-month-old […]
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 have been fewer sewer-related problems in the past few years than there used to be, because most cities replaced infrastructure such as sewers and pumping […]
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 buses with Diesel Oxidation Catalysts (DOCs). Mississippi was the first state to retrofit 100 percent of eligible school buses. At an event in Biloxi, MDEQ […]