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Waterton development to add $400 million ‘new urban’ community to Flowood

By JACK WEATHERLY Flowood will get a “traditional Southern town” dropped into its midst when the $400 million, 240-acre Waterton is built. Southern Lifestyle Development of Lafayette, La., will commence work on the 50-acre first phase (not including a 20-acre lake), in the summer, according to Kevin Blanchard, chief operating officer. Completion of that phase, with about 150 homes of ...

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Crye-Leike Real Estate breaks sales record for 2017

Crye-Leike Real Estate Services, the nation’s fifth largest privately-held residential real estate firm and the largest in the Mid-South, celebrates another record breaking year for 2017. The company sold $6.5 billion in Real Estate, and closed 32,583 transactions corporate wide to make it their highest sales performance in the company’s over 40 year history.  Included in those numbers, Crye-Leike’s Jackson, ...

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White Construction Company honors “Best of the Best” subcontractors

White Construction Company’s recently recognized its top subcontractors, based on essential performance criteria: compliance with safety standards, complete and accurate estimating, field and office project management, administration of project subcontract/accounting, and final product quality. From the Ridgeland office, WCC employees honored Ivey Mechanical, Masonry Ventures, Inc., McInnis Electric Co., T&M Tilt-Up, Inc., and Willmar Electric Service.

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East Capitol gets its turn on the revival wheel

By JACK WEATHERLY East Capitol Street had been left out of the downtown revival. The west end of the street has drawn all the attention and capital. That’s changing. “This end of Capitol hasn’t gotten any attention,” said E. J. “Kip” Gibert of Metairie, La., who bought the six-story Heritage Building at 401 E. Capitol in the fall of 2016 along with three ...

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Micah McCullough Achieves SIOR Designation from Society of Industrial and Office Realtors

Micah J. McCullough of NAI UCR Properties has achieved the SIOR designation awarded by the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors. SIOR is a Washington, DC-based international professional organization of more than 3,000 commercial real estate professionals, 2,800 of whom have earned the coveted SIOR designation. To achieve the SIOR designation, McCullough, demonstrated completion of at least five years of ...

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Trade Mart construction to start in the spring

By JACK WEATHERLY Construction of the Mississippi Trade Mart will start in the spring, with expected completion about two years later, Cindy Hyde-Smith, commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce said Tuesday. The 105,000-square-foot building will replace the 67,000-square-foot free-standing structure erected in 1975 that has become outmoded and has a leaky roof. The new mart will be attached to the east ...

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Ellis joins Pickering Firm

Ron Ellis has joined the Pickering Firm’s Biloxi office as a construction inspector. Ellis has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology and has 19 years of experience. Pickering is headquartered in Memphis, with Mississippi offices in Hernando, Flowood, Jackson, Pearl and Biloxi.

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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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