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Controversy over plans puts auditorium renovations on hold

VICKSBURG — Interior renovations to the Southern Cultural Heritage Center auditorium are on hold while the architect and state historians seek common ground on the project’s plans. Center executive director Annette Kirklin said officials with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History object to some of architect David Clement’s plans for the $196,000 project. She said the conflict is between ...

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Bryants 'camping out' in Governor's Mansion four months after election

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have started living in the renovated Governor’s Mansion, more than four months after he took office. “We’ve got a bed, a couch, a chair, a television,” the governor said. “We’re sort of camping out.” The home in downtown Jackson underwent $465,000 worth of work, mostly in the residential wing. The heating ...

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Virginia College moving into former Brookshire's big box

JACKSON — Virginia College in Jackson is moving into a larger 65,000=square-foot facility located at 5841 Ridgewood Road Virginia College president Milton Anderson and Education Corporation of America CEO Tom Moore made the announcement at a news conference at the college’s current location. A rendering of the new campus was unveiled following their remarks. The private institution of higher education ...

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Officials pushing for renovations at Mississippi Horse Park

STARKVILLE — Officials with the Mississippi Trotting Association say the Mississippi Horse Park could become a heavily used harness racing venue in the South if improvements are made to the facility’s track. While racing officials have high hopes for the venue, horse park officials say a lack of interest in harness racing over the years and a tight budget could ...

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Delta city gets grants to renovate historic train station

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has received funds to refurbish the historic train depot. The Delta Democrat Times reports a grant of $400,000 came from the Mississippi Department of Transportation and a $135,000 grant came from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Walley Morse, secretary of the Joint Greenville Washington County Historic Preservation Commission, says the building was ...

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Committee members get plans for Isle-Biloxi renovations, expansion

BILOXI — The Biloxi Development Review Committee has received plans from Golden Nugget officials for a $150 million remodel and expansion of the Isle Casino Biloxi. Attorney Britt Singletary said yesterday the sale of the casino resort in East Biloxi could be completed in July. Singletary says the Isle won’t be rebranded the Golden Nugget until the restorations are complete. ...

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MUW launches post-tornado construction, renovation projects

COLUMBUS — Construction and renovation projects, totaling more than $23 million, are underway at Mississippi University for Women as the college works through the midpoint of its 20-year master plan. The plan was developed following a 2002 tornado and, though school officials had hoped to be further along with some projects, overall good progress is being made, said Nora Miller, ...

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CBL gives details on Turtle Creek's multi-million-dollar renovation

HATTIESBURG — CBL & Associates Properties Inc. has unveiled details of a multi-million dollar renovation to Hattiesburg’s Turtle Creek Mall. The Hattiesburg American reports the upgrades include new soft seating areas, updated interior landscaping and energy-efficient lighting, fresh paint, remodel of mall floors and a new food court layout. Jason Perry, project manager, said the raised seating area in the ...

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Governor's Mansion getting $425K in renovations; Bryants living at home

JACKSON — The 170-year-old Mississippi Governor’s Mansion is undergoing $425,000 in renovations before the new occupants can move in. Work started Jan. 16 and should be finished by mid-April, according to the state Department of Finance and Administration. Until then, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, are living in their own home in Rankin County outside Jackson. Bryant ...

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