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Mississippi could lead the region and country in applications of mass timber building technologies

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi is a timber state. The Mississippi State University Forestry Extension Service estimates that 62 percent of the state’s land area is forested, about 18.6 million acres, with a total annual economic impact estimated at $14.8 billion. Right now, there is a collaborative effort to get even more from the state’s timber assets with innovative mass timber ...

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PHIL HARDWICK — Replacement reserves applies to everyone

Several years ago, an acquaintance purchased an apartment complex near the downtown area. It was built 20 years earlier at a time when it was the place to be for renters who worked downtown. He was a successful medical professional, and the apartment complex was his first investment. He remarked that he got a good deal, which was important to ...

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2020 Mississippi Realtors Officers and Directors installed

The Mississippi Realtors installed its 2020 Officers and Directors: Keith Henley, Tupelo – President. Dorothy Thompson, Jackson – President Elect. Kris Davis, Columbus – 1st Vice President / Northern District Vice President. Jon Ritten, Diamondhead – Southern District Vice President. Gary Parker, Flowood – Central District Vice President. David Massey, Oxford – Treasurer. Adam Watkins, Hattiesburg – Immediate Past President. ...

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Mississippi Realtors graduates Leadership MAR Class of 2019

Twelve members of Mississippi Realtors graduated from Leadership MAR, a program within the state association. Leadership MAR was formed by Mississippi Realtors to identify emerging Realtor leaders, encourage them with instruction and activities, and assist in sharpening their leadership skills. Those recognized are: Prentiss Butler, Corinth; Angela Chambliss, Picayune; Brian Gomillion, Walnut Grove; Stephanie Cummins, Ridgeland; Yolanda Parris, Jackson; Sherrye ...

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Prowant awarded Mississippi Realtors Under 40 Award

Brandon realtor Victoria Prowant was honored with Mississippi Realtors Under 40 Award. The Under 40 Award recognizes a realtor for its excellence, service, and success. Prowant manages over 50 agents, owns 60-plus rental properties, and closed over 100 transactions in the last year.

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Expedition Point receives final approval to begin development

By LYNN LOFTON A new waterfront community in the metro Jackson area, Expedition Point, will move forward now that final approval has been received from the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District. Managing partners Frank Perkins and Mark Frascogna are working with civil engineers and other public agencies to begin work on the land. “I’m happy to say that the ...

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Commercial and condo building planned for Tupelo’s Fairpark

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal The Fairpark District in downtown Tupelo will be the home of a multi-level building that will house commercial space as well as condominiums. The Legacy Building as it’s called will take up 31,000 square feet and will be built in the heart of the Fairpark District. It has 10,000 square feet of commercial space ...

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Townsend joins SVN Southgate Realty

SVN Southgate Realty, LLC welcomed Katie Townsend to the team in the newly established role of Director of Marketing & Communications. Townsend will use her 14 years of marketing experience to drive the company’s brand mission, vision and objectives. Townsend earned her BFA in Graphic Communication from The University of Southern Mississippi and is most recently transitioning from her role ...

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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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