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Kemper plant costs revised upward again

April 2, 2014

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The cost of Mississippi Power’s controversial plant being built in Kemper County is rising again. The Southern Co. says it will cost at least another $177 million to finish the power plant it’s building in eastern Mississippi’s Kemper County, pushing the total cost above $5.2 billion The Atlanta-based parent of Mississippi Power Co. said yesterday […]

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Construction industry adds workers, but…

March 21, 2014

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There are signs that the nation’s construction industry is rebounding, but it will take a while before it fully recovers, according to one building trade association. Construction employment expanded in 195 metro areas, declined in 90 and was stagnant in 54 between January 2013 and January 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment […]

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Contractors get chilled by winter weather

March 12, 2014

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Commercial contractors around the nation continue to struggle to find work, and this year’s terrible weather has not helped them. Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to a March 3 release by the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending […]

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FNC Index: October home prices up; pace slows

December 16, 2013

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OXFORD, Mississippi — U.S. home prices continue to rise in October despite signs of decreasing mortgage and home sale activity. The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows October home prices are up, albeit at a slower pace than previous months. The index, constructed to gauge underlying property value based on non-distressed home sales, showed […]

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REBUILDING — Miss. leads nation in construction job growth

November 22, 2013

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Mississippi’s construction industry finally has hard figures that show it is rebounding. In fact, the state tops the nation in construction employment growth. According to numbers released by the Associated General Contractors, from October 2012 to October 2013, Mississippi added 9,300 construction jobs and posted a gain of 19.1 percent, number one in the U.S. […]

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City’s hopes dimmed for Rosalie work due to federal shutdown

October 16, 2013

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The city of Natchez was hoping renovations to historic Fort Rosalie might be completed before its tricentennial celebration. But the federal shutdown might put an end to that plan. The National Park Service has stopped work at Fort Rosalie. The work was scheduled to be finished by mid-December; however, the shutdown might force the completion […]

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More puzzling numbers reported on construction industry

August 13, 2013

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The construction industry has again released statistics that do not seem to quite add up, this time concerning employment. In July, builders recorded a loss of 6,000 jobs in July, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. Yet, construction unemployment fell to 9.1 percent, down from 9.8 percent last month and significant decrease […]

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Olympics-style construction championship coming to Trade Mart

February 7, 2013

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The Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF), Mississippi Department of Education and construction industry partners are hosting the 2013 SkillsUSA Mississippi State Championship Feb. 26-27 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. An Olympics-style event focused on skilled construction trades, high school, community college and skilled crafts persons enrolled in MCEF’s apprentice program will compete in […]

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Baptist preps for North State Street skybridge

December 12, 2012

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Baptist Health Systems and Landmark Healthcare Facilities are starting construction of the skybridge connecting the company’s new medical office building over North State Street to Baptist Medical Center. According to a press release, the first phase of the process begins Friday at 11:00 pm and will continue until Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 pm. North […]

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(UPDATED) PSC requests proposals for Kemper County coal plant

March 28, 2012

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>> SEE UPDATE AS OF THURSDAY MORNING …. JACKSON — State utility regulators have asked Mississippi Power Co. and the Sierra Club to submit proposals on how to proceed with the Kemper County coal-fired power plant. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled on March 15 that the Public Service Commission failed to lay out its reasoning […]

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