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National Guard Armory demolition comes to a halt

OXFORD — The Oxford Board of Aldermen has approved spending up to $100,000 to save the existing old National Guard Armory frame and roof to turn it into a pavilion for open-air events. The razing of the armory was stopped this week. Demolition contractor Southern General had stripped the building of most of its outer walls along with interior rooms ...

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Historic COFO building demolished due to structural problems

MERIDIAN — A building in Meridian that once served as a gathering point for those working to register blacks to vote and planning of civil rights activities in East Mississippi in the 1960s has been torn down. The Meridian Historic Preservation Commission and property owners authorized the demolition because of severe structural problems. It was demolished over the weekend. It ...

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Unfinished Margaritaville casino to be razed

BILOXI — An unfinished casino on the beach at Biloxi is coming down, Jonathan Jones, general manager of Grand Biloxi Casino, told the Biloxi City Council this week that the framework of what was going to be a $700 million Margaritaville resort will be demolished immediately. The Sun Herald reports that Jones said the company plans to construct a boardwalk ...

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Demolition of old hospital for school disappoints some

MERIDIAN — As the planned demolition of the Matty Hersee Hospital/School of Nursing building became publicly known, one group of individuals not only expressed shock and disappoint, but also some confusion. “They announced at our reunion they were going to do something with the building. They even had an architect there with a (architectural) drawing,” said Pamela Stockman McPhearson, who ...

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Work begins on demolition of harbor facilities

OCEAN SPRINGS — Demolition has begun on a vacant boat storage shed and a restaurant will be come down next at the Ocean Springs Harbor. The Sun Herald reports that Southern Recycling and Demolition Inc. of D’Iberville has 90 days to do the work. Thomas Hickman, owner of Southern Recycling, said once workers get the sheet metal off, they will ...

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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College bought the building plus five ...

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Pensacola-based company wins contract for air station demolition

MERIDIAN — A Florida company has been awarded a contract to demolish four buildings at the naval air station in Meridian. The Meridian Star reports that Gulf Coast Architectural Group Inc., based in Pensacola, got the contract from the Naval Facilities Engineering Command. The initial task order for $117,879 was awarded for planning associated with the demolition. That work is ...

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City to use demolition debris to build, pave roads

GREENWOOD — The city of Greenwood will use debris from the Russell Building for local road repairs and paving projects. The building was recently torn down. The city hauled off concrete and crushed brick. Mayor Carolyn McAdams tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that the city will save money. McAdams says the city grinds its own limestone about twice a year and ...

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Coast mall stores closing ahead of demolition

GAUTIER — Singing River Mall is gradually moving towards change. Mall manager Angela Bishop tells The Sun Herald Cinema 5 closed last weekend and the remainder of the businesses will be out by the end of October with the exception of anchor stores Belk and JCPenney. Bishop expects demolition to begin in December and Belk and JC Penney will remain ...

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Bids under review for demolition of facilities at harbor

OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is awaiting a review of 10 bids for the demolition and removal of a vacant boat storage shed and a restaurant at the Ocean Springs Harbor. MDMR spokeswoman Melissa Scallan tells The Sun Herald that the bids ranged from $119,000 to $433,000. Scallan said the bids they must be reviewed by ...

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