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Petition to save Sun-n-Sand submitted to state agency

By JACK WEATHERLY Twenty-six hundred signatures on an online petition effort to save the Sun-n-Sand motel in downtown Jackson were submitted to the state Department of Archives and History, according to Lolly Rash, executive director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust. The mid-modern-style motel on Lamar Street was purchased by the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration early this year to ...

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Petition drive highlights effort to save Sun-n-Sand motel

  By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Heritage Trust has asked the state Department of Archives and History (DAH) to declare the vacant Sun-n-Sand motel in downtown Jackson a historic landmark to prevent its demolition. The state Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A) bought the property for $1 million early this year and plans to raze the motel, which was shut ...

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UPDATE: Sun-n-Sand still to be razed but sign will be saved

By Jack Weatherly Two historic downtown landmarks have been purchased by the state Department of Finance and Administration for about $2.3 million. The Sun-n-Sand motor hotel on Lamar Street earned a colorful history as a gathering place for legislators to hash out bills outside the glare of public scrutiny. The other property is the former Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home ...

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