Local airports to receive federal funding


JACKSON, Miss. (WCBI) – A press release from the offices of Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith says local airports will be receiving federal funding for improvement projects.

The University-Oxford Airport receives $156,000 for pavement reconstruction.

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McCharen Field Airport in West Point gets $358,000 for apron or tarmac expansion.

Ripley Airport receives almost $300,000 for a perimeter fence installation.

And Okolona’s Stovall Field Airport receives just above $100,000 for tree removal, addition parking, and tarmac expansion.

In total, the grant across the state was $2.37 million.