Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Highway 15 Meeting

There was a meeting about the new proposed routes March 23rd. Unfortunately I missed it as we were out of town.

My biggest fear is that they will run the Highway across Latimer through Desoto National Forest up above my house and then insist on 4 laning Old Biloxi Road up to it, destroying my front yard.

I am hoping that they will either go up Highway 57 or keep Highway 15 in it's current location in Harrison County and stay out of Jackson County all together.

New Mississippi 15 routes unveiled Two plans follow existing highways

A route through Latimer that faced opposition has been modified to travel about 3 miles north through De Soto National Forest land rather than through neighborhoods.

DOE shelves plans for Richton salt dome project

The U.S. Department of Energy has re-evaluated the need for increasing the nation's strategic oil reserve capacity and has dropped the Richton salt dome project from its budget.

Environmentalists warn that this doesn't mean the Richton project is dead, but that it currently isn't being funded.


DOE shelves plans for Richton salt dome project - Politics - SunHerald.com

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Update on Mallett - Cook Road Project

It really sucks that some longtime Latimer residents will lose their homes because two New York Developers bought up land in Latimer, MS and are pushing a monster road through so they can build a shopping complex and apartments.

The plans were approved when Frank Leach was supervisor.

This project will not directly affect me.

Still no updates on the Highway 15 project.

Supposedly it will be 6 months before the Tucker Road project is completed. Mr. Brown did promise to get better signs up telling us the detour route. Since I am unfamiliar with the back routes I worry about getting lost especially at night and the roads we are having to detour on are really narrow and run down.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Mallett - Cook Road Project Meeting March 11th, 2010 Latimer Community Center

 If you want to take a look at the map and the paperwork before the meeting  it is currently available at the St. Martin Public Library.

Public Meeting
DATE:     March 11, 2010
Time:        6PM
Where:      Latimer Community Center.