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EMCC issues $5 million in construction bonds

By By Sheila Blackmon/The Meridian Star
June 27, 2001
East Mississippi Community College officials are awaiting the sale of $5 million in bonds, the next step in a building program in development for eight months.
Dr. Ed Davis, EMCC spokesman, said recently that expansions are planned at the Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses.
Last fall, Davis said plans included the construction of a $1.2 million women's honors dorm, an addition to the men's honors hall and renovations to two other dorms, all on the Scooba campus.
At the time, Davis said about 450 students were living on campus, and the building projects would create space for 100 more.
Other plans at Scooba included expanding the cafeteria and building a new student activities building.
Davis said recently the project list has not changed and that campus growth is the foremost reason for the projects.
Davis said state bond monies will provide additional funding. Construction is to begin as soon as the bonding agent has the funds assigned to a financial institution, he said.
He said architects have begun the drawings, and bids will follow a period of advertisement.
Sheila Blackmon is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. Call her at 693-1551, ext. 3275, or e-mail her at sblackmon@themeridianstar.com.