Latest Mississippi Department of Transportation News

GOP’s Reeves backed by Trump in Mississippi governor’s race

Oct. 3, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that he’s giving his “Complete & Total Endorsement” to the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves. In response, Democratic nominee Jim Hood says Reeves is responsible for “the swamp” in...

2 ex-workers at transportation charged with embezzlement

Sep. 26, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two former employees of the Mississippi Department of Transportation have been indicted on embezzlement charges after authorities say they misused gift cards that belonged to the department. The Clarion Ledger reports the cards were incentives for schools. The Mississippi attorney...

Mississippi transportation worker dies when mower rolls over

Sep. 24, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

BUDE, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Transportation says one of its employees was killed when the tractor he was driving rolled over as he mowed grass by a roadside. The department says in a news release that the accident happened Tuesday next to U.S. Highway 84 in Franklin County, near the...

Reeves camp says Hood report on road project is 'deceptive'

Sep. 12, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' campaign said Thursday that an investigative report about him that was published by his rival in the Mississippi governor's race, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood, is "deceptive." Reeves campaign spokesman Parker Briden issued a statement saying...

Hood: Reeves improperly pushed frontage road project

Sep. 11, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood released an investigative report Wednesday that says his rival in this year's governor's race, Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, improperly sought to influence a roadbuilding project near Reeves' neighborhood. Hood also said Reeves...

A Mississippi transportation worker killed in crash

Sep. 11, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Department of Transportation construction manager has been killed in a crash in Itawamba County. The department, in a news release, says the accident Wednesday involved an 18-wheeler and happened about a mile east of the scale on Interstate 22 westbound. The victim was...