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Senators: 18 Mississippi airports receiving federal money

Eighteen airports in Mississippi will receive federal money to make improvements, including rehabilitation of some runways.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Eighteen airports in Mississippi willreceive federal money to make improvements, including rehabilitation of somerunways.

U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith on Mondayannounced $4.8 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The single largest grant is just over $1 million to the MageeMunicipal Airport for runway improvement.

Other grants include $600,000 to Columbia-Marion CountyAirport to rebuild some taxiway, $319,500 to Gulfport-Biloxi InternationalAirport to update a master plan study, $250,000 to Greenwood-Leflore Airport torehabilitate some apron and nearly $100,000 to Vicksburg Municipal Airport toexpand the apron.