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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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Valley State to rent modular units during dorm renovations

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University plans to lease modular housing units beginning next fall to offset a housing shortage during dormitory renovations. The College Board approved the plan, giving Higher Education Chancellor Hank Bounds approval over any final contract. In supporting documents, the university doesn’t list a price for the rentals, but says it will rent 50 to ...

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Valley gets approval to renovate long-vacant dorm

ITTA BENA — Mississippi Valley State University expects to spend $4.75 million to renovate a dormitory that’s been vacant for 10 years. The College Board approved the university’s overall plan for work on College Hall. A fire on the Itta Bena campus damaged the 170-bed men’s residence hall in 2004, leading Valley to stop using the building. The university put ...

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Hospital lands grant to make tower hurricane resistant

PASCAGOULA — A $17 million grant will let Singing River Health System renovate the south tower of Singing River Hospital, fortifying it against hurricanes. Chief operating officer Kevin Holland tells The Mississippi Press that improvements paid for by the Federal Emergency Management Agency will include windows able to withstand 150-mph winds. He says existing windows are rated up to 90 ...

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Ticket surcharge for theater renovation draws opposition

JACKSON — A $5 surcharge on tickets to Thalia Mara performances, starting in July, will help fund renovations to the 45-year-old city auditorium, and some find the prospect a potentially pricey pill to swallow. Averyell Kessler of W. Kessler Ltd., which brings touring Broadway shows to Jackson, predicts a “chilling effect” on its ticket sales, which carry a baseline price ...

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Restoration begins on Coast's 'other' lighthouse

While the historic Biloxi Lighthouse is an icon of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there is another lighthouse nearby and it is getting a new paint job. Now, officials will turn to renovating the structure’s interior. Workers are whitewashing the Round Island Lighthouse, rebuilt at the foot of the U.S. 90 high-rise bridge in Pascagoula. City officials said in July the ...

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Renovations underway at Golden Triangle airport

COLUMBUS — The Golden Triangle Regional Airport is undergoing a major renovation project with the help of a grant. WTVA TV reports a total of 171 yards of concrete were put down in about 3 1/2 hours yesterday morning. This will provide a base for asphalt to be put on the entrances and exits in and out of the taxiways. ...

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USM officially opens renovated College Hall

HATTIESBURG — The School of Mass Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern Mississippi has cut the ribbon for the renovated College Hall on the Hattiesburg campus. School of Mass Communication and Journalism, campus radio station WUSM-FM and The Student Printz student newspaper will also call College Hall home after being housed in Southern Hall for several decades. “Today ...

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Owner of historic house given deadline for renovations

VICKSBURG — Beck House owner Robert Rosenthall has until Dec. 15 to complete renovations to the house and clean the property. The Vicksburg Post reports that the Board of Mayor and Aldermen set the deadline and ordered Rosenthall to come back with a progress report on Nov. 25. Rosenthall told city officials he would be able to complete repairs to ...

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