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Gulf States names VP

John Murray, CSI, CDT of Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson has assumed the Vice President’s duties and responsibilities for the Gulf States Region Construction Specifications Institute. The Gulf States Region CSI is composed of 16 chapters with nearly 700 members of the construction industry in Alabama, Arkansas, Northwest Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. Murray has been an member of ...

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Lost Rabbit: Finding its way

By JACK WEATHERLY  The idyllic planned community born 10 years ago has been struggling ever since to find its way. Its name, The Town of Lost Rabbit, meantime, earned a second meaning. The upscale Madison County development has fought what has seemed at times to be a losing battle to fill out the 259-acre site on the Ross Barnett Reservoir. ...

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McMurray joins law firm

Patricia “Patty” McMurray, a real estate shareholder, has joined Baker Donelson’s Baton Rouge office. McMurray focuses her practice on commercial transactions, forestry, real estate and education law. Patty is also an experienced litigator in the bankruptcy, creditors’ rights and general commercial areas. Patty is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Banking and Finance, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor ...

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Kress Building in downtown Biloxi for sale, price $2.35M

Two years after its rebirth to an entertainment venue that once boasted sold out shows and iconic Coast art, the Kress Building in downtown Biloxi is for sale. The building has more than 25,000 square feet of space and comes with a sound and light system valued at more than $400,000. The Sun Herald reportsChase Taylor and Nick Quave opened ...

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Women in Construction program provides with a way to make a living wage

By BECKY GILLETTE Single mothers without skills training or a college education have a tough time supporting their families. Poverty is greatest in households headed by single women. Many have to work two or three jobs at minimum wage, and even then aren’t able to provide for all their families’ needs. Providing women with a way to make a living wage ...

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CONSTRUCTION: Building an electric career with a 5-year training plan

By LISA MONTI Twenty-nine apprentices selected for the Jackson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee program attended their first class Aug. 15. “Hopefully, five years from now we will have all 29 finishing the program,” said Jim Stephens, the training director for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers or IBEW. The new trainees are among 90 apprentices taking part in ...

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Continuing education another key for Mississippi real estate agents

By LYNN LOFTON  State realtors find it’s important to continue learning to remain viable in a changing industry and world. Much of that education is obtained through the Mississippi Association of Realtors. Lisa W. Hollister, president of MAR, explains why real estate professionals invest in continuing education. “The relationship that a realtor shares with his/her client is based on trust ...

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Brandon plan to build 8,500-seat amphitheater seen as entertainment magnet

By JACK WEATHERLY Brandon will build an amphitheater to catch concerts that have been bypassing metro Jackson for lack of a suitable outdoor venue. The Brandon Amphitheater will built on 250 acres owned by the city south of Interstate 20. Mayor Butch Lee said in an interview Tuesday that the $20 million development, which will include six ball fields initially, ...

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Mississippi firm buys AmeriPlex office/warehouse complex in Nashville

StateStreet Group of Jackson, a real estate investment and management firm, has purchased from developer Holladay Properties the 293,050-square-foot, four-building AmeriPlex office/warehouse complex for $26.3 million, the new owner announced today. Holladay and StateStreet Group represented themselves in the transaction. “AmeriPlex is a very desirable in-fill office/warehouse property in one of the best real estate markets in the country. It’s ...

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Housing market in Central Mississippi having solid 2016

A six-month streak of sales gains through June capped off a solid first half of 2016 for the 10-county Central Mississippi housing market, according to a news release from Central Mississippi MLS. The average gain for the first six months was 11.83 percent, kick-started by a 15.6 percent increase in January. Closed sales in Rankin County appear to be the ...

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