Construction concerns continue in east Biloxi


East Biloxi residents reach a new level of concern after construction effects nature in the area.
Recent Facebook posts show people saddened about the loss of a well-known tree near Nichols Elementary. The multi-million dollar infrastructure project tackles 55 miles of roads in east Biloxi.
School administrators, parents, and students tell News 25 the work interferes with the learning process. Amanda Sullivan is the mother of a Nichols Elementary student. She said, “Sometimes he doesn’t want to go to school because of the dust and all the dirt and it’s hard to get into school and he just sometimes doesn’t want to go. So yes, it’s been going on for a long time.”
According to city council members, the company working the massive infrastructure project has failed to report any recent updates.

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Kendra Turley was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She received a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Business from Louisiana State University. During her time at LSU, Kendra worked for the campus television station (Tiger TV) all four years as a news reporter, entertainment reporter, and entertainment anchor. In addition, she was involved in many student organizations and participated in several pageants. Kendra gained most of her reporting skills while interning with WBRZ and WAFB in Baton Rouge. She is excited to extend her stay in the south by starting her career in Gulfport-Biloxi. When she is not in the newsroom, you can find Kendra with her family, traveling with friends, cheering on the Tigers or exploring new activities in the area.


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