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      Company challenges Charleston airport contract

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      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An Atlanta construction company is appealing a decision to give a Dallas company the contract to renovate the terminal at the Charleston International Airport.

      The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Holder Construction Co. of Atlanta is appealing the decision to award the $150 million contract to Austin Commercial LP of Dallas and Hitt Contracting, a Charleston area company.

      Nick Nicholson represents Holder and says the company wants a Circuit Court to review the decision. The appeal comes after the Aviation Authority denied a challenge Friday.

      Nicholson says the only people who have reviewed the contact so far work for the airport authority or are members of the authority.

      The Holder team says a former airport board member's ties to the Austin-Hitt team tainted the contract award process.

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