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Women in Construction program provides with a way to make a living wage

By BECKY GILLETTE Single mothers without skills training or a college education have a tough time supporting their families. Poverty is greatest in households headed by single women. Many have to work two or three jobs at minimum wage, and even then aren’t able to provide for all their families’ needs. Providing women with a way to make a living wage ...

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CONSTRUCTION: Building an electric career with a 5-year training plan

By LISA MONTI Twenty-nine apprentices selected for the Jackson Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee program attended their first class Aug. 15. “Hopefully, five years from now we will have all 29 finishing the program,” said Jim Stephens, the training director for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers or IBEW. The new trainees are among 90 apprentices taking part in ...

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Continuing education another key for Mississippi real estate agents

By LYNN LOFTON  State realtors find it’s important to continue learning to remain viable in a changing industry and world. Much of that education is obtained through the Mississippi Association of Realtors. Lisa W. Hollister, president of MAR, explains why real estate professionals invest in continuing education. “The relationship that a realtor shares with his/her client is based on trust ...

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Brandon plan to build 8,500-seat amphitheater seen as entertainment magnet

By JACK WEATHERLY Brandon will build an amphitheater to catch concerts that have been bypassing metro Jackson for lack of a suitable outdoor venue. The Brandon Amphitheater will built on 250 acres owned by the city south of Interstate 20. Mayor Butch Lee said in an interview Tuesday that the $20 million development, which will include six ball fields initially, ...

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Mississippi firm buys AmeriPlex office/warehouse complex in Nashville

StateStreet Group of Jackson, a real estate investment and management firm, has purchased from developer Holladay Properties the 293,050-square-foot, four-building AmeriPlex office/warehouse complex for $26.3 million, the new owner announced today. Holladay and StateStreet Group represented themselves in the transaction. “AmeriPlex is a very desirable in-fill office/warehouse property in one of the best real estate markets in the country. It’s ...

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Housing market in Central Mississippi having solid 2016

A six-month streak of sales gains through June capped off a solid first half of 2016 for the 10-county Central Mississippi housing market, according to a news release from Central Mississippi MLS. The average gain for the first six months was 11.83 percent, kick-started by a 15.6 percent increase in January. Closed sales in Rankin County appear to be the ...

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Jackson’s Colonial Highlands moves into business phase

By JACK WEATHERLY  The at-times stormy effort to redevelop the former Colonial Country Club in Jackson has settled into the business phase. Bo Lockard, manager of Colonial Jackson LLC, which owns the property and is overseeing the development, said Tuesday that the Neel-Schaffer engineering firm has been hired and that conversations with potential developers are underway. “We are working toward ...

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Commission requires owner to stabilize endangered house

The owners of one of the state’s most endangered historic mansions have until October to submit plans to Natchez officials to stabilize the house. The Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/2ax5pt9) the Natchez Preservation Commission recently set a 90-day deadline for Frances Oberlin Stephens and Sam Oberlin, who own Melmont, which was placed on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s most endangered historic places ...

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Clement in Who’s Who

Jackson partner W. Rodney “Rod” Clement of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2016, a legal referral guide of the world’s leading real estate lawyers, for the third consecutive year. With a practice concentrated in commercial real estate and secured transactions, Clement regularly represents purchasers and developers of shopping centers, office buildings ...

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US home prices climb; 7 cities set new records

U.S. home prices scaled new heights in April, with seven cities — including Boston, Charlotte, Portland, Oregon, San Francisco and Seattle— setting record highs. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index increased 5.4 percent in April compared with a year earlier, just a tick down from the 5.5 percent annual gain in March. Home values are now just 9.6 ...

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