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HCC building multi-purpose building

PEARL — On July 28, Rankin County and Hinds Community College (HCC) leaders broke ground on the new Multi-Purpose Center located on the campus in Pearl. The new 75,000-square-foot building is slated to open in fall 2010. It will house a 3,000-seat auditorium with a fixed stage and balcony but moveable seating that doubles as open space suitable for such ...

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Advance Mississippi membership grows

JACKSON — Leading businesses and organizations from around the state continue to join Advance Mississippi to participate in the discussion about the state’s energy future. Advance Mississippi, a coalition committed to sound energy policy whose membership ranges from individuals to statewide business leaders, has gained several members since its launch in June of this year. “We are delighted to have ...

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Sanderson to build N.C. complex

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. plans to proceed with the construction and start-up of the company’s Kinston, N.C, poultry complex. Sanderson Farms previously announced plans April 24, 2008, to invest approximately $126.5 million for construction of a new feed mill, poultry processing plant and hatchery on separate sites in Kinston and Lenoir County, N.C. On June 26, 2008, the company announced ...

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Construction backlog falls in South

WASHINGTON — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has released its inaugural Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI), a forward-looking measurement reflecting the amount of work to be performed by contractors in the months ahead. The CBI in the nation’s nonresidential construction industry rebounded in May to 6.3 months, up from 6.2 months in April, but still down by roughly 0.8 months since ...

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Alumni House gets new-old look

HATTIESBURG — Restoration and expansion work on the University of Southern Mississippi’s Ogletree Alumni House is nearing completion. Alumni Association staff prepared last week to move back into the facility, which is named for the late Powell Ogletree, longtime director of the Alumni Association. The more than $4-million project expanded the size of the existing structure from 6,500 square feet ...

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Coast Electric breaks ground

KILN — Coast Electric Power Association has broken ground on the electric cooperative’s headquarters facility in Kiln. The new facility on Highway 603 will allow Coast Electric members to conduct business with the cooperative in a more efficient and convenient manner than the current trailer facilities are able to provide. In 2006, the cooperative sold its headquarters complex to the ...

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Hood: Beware Chinese drywall

JACKSON — Mississippi has received multiple complaints of dangerous imported drywall from China being found in their homes, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood in hopes of warning more residents of the problem. “Our office has received several complaints on Chinese drywall,” said Hood. “We are investigating these complaints, and encourage other consumers who may be victims to call us. We ...

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Construction material prices rise

WASHINGTON — Prices for construction materials inched up 1 percent in June 2009; however, prices were down 6.1 percent from June 2008. Material prices feeding the increase include prepared asphalt and tar roofing, up 5.6 percent from May and 38.9 percent higher from June 2008. Softwood lumber prices jumped up 1.7 percent in June, but are still down 18.1 percent ...

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Man sentenced for home repair fraud

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Attorney General’s Office reports that Reginald Cazenave, 48, of Okmulgee, Okla., entered a guilty plea to felony home repair fraud before Hancock County Circuit Court Judge Roger T. Clark. Cazenave was sentenced to 10 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 10 years suspended, three years of probation and a $2,000 fine. ...

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Construction spending, employment slumping

WASHINGTON — Residential construction spending slipped 3.5 percent for the month and is down 33.3 percent from May 2008. Overall, total construction spending was down 0.9 percent compared to April and was 11.6 percent lower than levels in May 2008. “Until now, much of the talk about the stimulus package has been just that, talk,” said Associated Builders and Contractors’ ...

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