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HCC works deal with MSU Extension Service for land to expand

RAYMOND — Hinds Community College will expand its nursing and allied health programs in Jackson after agreeing to move Mississippi State University Extension Service employees to college property in Raymond. The Hinds County Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 2 to accept the swap. The college will gain use of 11.5 acres and two buildings. President Clyde Muse says one building ...

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MGCC renovating, adding wing to STEM building

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s board of trustees has approved a $5-million building project meant to boost STEM programs at the college’s Jackson County Campus. The project, paid for with state and local funding, will renovate and add a new wing to the existing STEM building and will provide for 10,000 square feet of additional space to ...

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Chaney: New building codes law could save lives, money

JACKSON — Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney believes Mississippi’s citizens can have more confidence in the strength and resilience of their new homes and also potentially save money on insurance premiums with the signing of Senate Bill 2378, creating mandatory statewide building codes, if local leaders decide to operate under the new law. A mandatory statewide building code has been ...

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Construction industry adds workers, but…

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 data released by the Associated ...

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Contractors get chilled by winter weather

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 for the month totaled $578.7 ...

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ABC: Prices for construction materials show volatility

WASHINGTON — Construction materials prices expanded 0.6 percent in January and are up 1.5 percent year over year, according to the Feb. 19 producer price index released by the Department of Labor. More specifically, nonresidential construction materials prices are up 0.5 percent for the month and are 1 percent higher than the same time one year ago. “After a period ...

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Capital Towers picked for Secretary of State annex office

Downtown Jackson will gain up to 90 new office workers with the expected move of the Mississippi Secretary of State’s annex office to the 20-story Capital Towers, 125 South Congress Street. The state was expected to sign a lease Wednesday for approximately 31,000 square feet on the 16th and 17th floors and a portion of the first floor. The move ...

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Firms take home BUILDMississippi awards

BILOXI — AGC of Mississippi recently hosted its annual BUILDMississippi awards banquet to recognize some of the projects completed by its members. The winners were as follows: • Commercial — Roy Anderson Corp for Margaritaville Casino & Resort • Commercial — Dan Hensarling Inc. for Pavilions @ Gulfport Small Craft Harbor • Institutional — Evan Johnson & Sons Construction for ...

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County sees most building permits since recession

DESOTO COUNTY — Single-family building permits across DeSoto County recorded for October put the county over the 730 total for all of 2012, which was the highest year for such permits since pre-recession years. Tom Haysley, deputy planning director for the county, says 82 single-family permits in October 2013 brought the year-to-date total to 733. The month’s number was a ...

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It's not kid's play; it's serious LEGO competition

A children’s toy will take center stage in Vicksburg this weekend during a new statewide building competition. Teams of Mississippi students, ages 9-14, will compete in the Inaugural 2013 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) LEGO League tournament on Nov.16 at the Vicksburg Convention Center. FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an annual high-energy robotics competition. The focus ...

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