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Just one more year is the refrain on I-55 construction near Byram

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT After five years Mississippi Department of Transportation is ready to complete the widening of I-55 between Jackson and Byram by next August. MDOT had important reasons for taking on the 7.5 mile project by adding two more lanes to the four-lane road, as explained by its District Five Engineer, Brian Ratliff. “Well, there were two things ...

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DEVELOPING CONSTRUCTION’S FUTURE WORKERS — Builders and contractors group says the industry is looking for career employees

By NASH NUNNERY If you go by traditional thinking, then you probably believe Wall Street and Silicon Valley are the only places to make a decent living these days. Truth be told, the construction industry is desperately seeking skilled tradespeople for work and training, according to Lee Nations. Nations, who serves as president of the Associated Builders & Contractors of ...

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Buying is cheaper than renting in Mississippi, for now

By BECKY GILLETTE It probably comes as no great surprise to most people who have both owned and rented a home in Mississippi that buying is cheaper than renting. A national GoBankingRates survey that used estimated rental and mortgage rates on Zillow found that average rents in Mississippi were $1,039 compared with monthly mortgage payments averaging $886. That made it ...

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Tupelo selects designer for public Fairpark plaza

By CALEB BEDILLION / Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo has agreed to pay $25,000 to a local firm to design the streetscape and landscaping of a public plaza to be built as part of a new commercial development within the downtown Fairpark District. By unanimous vote, the Tupelo City Council on Tuesday agreed to award the project contract to Sloan ...

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ASA Mississippi selects board of directors

The American Subcontractors Association of Mississippi has selected its board of directors for 2017-2018. Pictured are, front row, from left: Kristen McAllister, Glass Inc., Meridian; Mike Gipson, Gipson Steel, Meridian; Bryan Tompkins, Bomac Electric, Jackson; Jamie Massey, American Glass, Columbus; Katye Reece, Horne LLP, Ridgeland. Back Row: Randy Sharman, A & B Electric, Meridian; Bruce Brumfield, Synergy Electric, Madison; Scotty Trawick, Puckett Rentals, ...

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Fondren hotel developers turn dirt, hope to turn around attitudes

By JACK WEATHERLY Dirt has been literally and ceremonially turned for the Hilton Homewood Suites hotel and the developers continue to work on winning over the Fondren community in north Jackson. About 100 people, including neighbors, and city and state officials, gathered beneath a white pavilion on a brisk sunny Tuesday morning on the two-acre State Street  site. A community ...

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Heritage Building gets new life with sale and renovation

By JACK WEATHERLY The Heritage Building in downtown Jackson sold on the auction block a year ago. As the name suggests, there is history to the six-story structure at 401 E. Capitol St. Built in 1905, it was first the home of Kennington’s Department Store, then later McRae’s Department Store. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. In ...

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Oxford-based R. J. Allen & Associates Named to Inc. 5000

R. J. Allen & Associates, an Oxford-based construction and real estate company, recently was named to the Inc. 5000, the magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. R.J. Allen is an affiliate of The Blackburn Group and sister company of Blackburn Communities, which is developing the 500-acre Oxford Commons master planned community. Inc. ranked R.J. Allen at ...

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