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Gwen James receives Hall of Fame Award

Hattiesburg REALTOR® Gwen James was inducted into the Mississippi REALTORS® Hall of Fame on October 2nd during their annual convention in Biloxi. Over 600 attended the convention at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for continuing education, award ceremonies, membership meetings and an EXPO of more than 40 vendors. The award is the association’s most prestigious honor. Established in 1994, ...

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David Griffith awarded REALTOR® of the Year

Cleveland REALTOR® David Griffith was awarded Mississippi REALTORS® (MAR) REALTOR® of the Year on October 2nd during their annual convention in Biloxi. Over 600 attended the convention at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino for continuing education, award ceremonies, membership meetings and an EXPO of more than 40 vendors. Griffith has served as President of MAR and President of his ...

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County planners keep pause on development over water issues

A north Mississippi county is keeping a moratorium on development in areas served by a water association plagued by complaints about discolored water. The Oxford Eagle reports the Lafayette County Planning Commission has voted to maintain the ban on new water connections in the part of the county served by the Punkin Water Association. Jason Frye is president of the ...

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Century Construction Group welcomes Gary Roberson

Century Construction Group welcomes Gary Roberson as the new Director of Safety and Quality Control. Roberson has more than 30 years of experience in Safety and Management roles including heavy construction, equipment, and vessel management positions. He is also a certified Safety Administrator with significant Instructor / Trainer capacity. Roberson has previous experience with Weeks Marine, Inc., Edw. C. Levy, ...

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F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. breaks ground in North Harrison County Industrial Complex

The Harrison County Development Commission and the Harrison County Board of Supervisors announce today’s 3 pm. groundbreaking for F.L. Crane & Sons, Inc. on the 12-acre site in the North Harrison County Industrial Complex for expanding its operations in Mississippi. The Fulton based commercial wall and ceiling contractor is well diversified with 12 divisions specializing in Manufacturing, Design, Construction Technology, ...

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Golf carts prove successful in Ocean Springs, Pascagoula

OCEAN SPRINGS — When city leaders in Pascagoula and Ocean Springs adopted their respective ordinances to allow the use of street-legal golf carts in their downtown areas, it’s unlikely they could have anticipated how successful that move would be. City officials, police chiefs and business owners alike are extremely pleased with how well the use of golf carts on city ...

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Colonial Highlands rebrands, starts with apartment complex

By JACK WEATHERLY The owner of what had been called Colonial Highlands has rebranded the mixed-use development as NorthRidge to “position the property for future growth,” and has sold a parcel of land to Birmingham-based Arlington Properties to build a luxury apartment community as a cornerstone in the 152-acre development in northeast Jackson. Terms of the deal were not disclosed ...

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Barkett receives national award for education leadership

Veteran educator Mike Barkett, president of the Mississippi Construction Education Foundation, is the recipient of the National Association of Women in Construction’s Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award. Barkett was honored by NAWIC for his visionary leadership and outstanding contributions to construction education during a ceremony in Atlanta on Aug. 23. A resident of Rankin County, Barkett joined MCEF ...

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‘Barndominiums’ can be a path to an affordable, safe home

By BECKY GILLETTE Maybe it isn’t such a bad thing, after all, to be raised in a barn. That is, if the barn has been converted to include comfortable living quarters. A cross between a barn and a condominium, “barndominiums” fans say there can be considerable advantages to this style of construction. Barndominiums generally start out as a steel building ...

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