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Commerce Department awards funding for workforce training center

BAY SPRINGS — Jasper County and Jones County Junior College have received $1.7 million to help construction a workforce training the center.

The funds were announced by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The Jones County Junior College Workforce Training Center would be located in Bay Springs.

The 30,000-square-foot facility will be operated by the junior college and will offer a variety of educational services targeted at advanced manufacturing skills, including machining, petroleum, biology, chemistry, physics and computer labs.

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