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JCJC breaks ground on a new building

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ELLISVILLE, MS. (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College officials broke ground Wednesday on their new liberal arts building called Jones Hall.

The three story, 69-thousand square foot building will house the college's humanities and social science divisions for the first time. Students will be able to take a variety of courses in the new facility such as history, literature, sociology and foreign languages.

Jones Hall will feature technologically equipped classrooms and conference rooms.

The project will cost 12 million dollars and it's scheduled to be complete within 18 months. However, President of JCJC, Jesse Smith said it could be finished early, by the fall of 2010.

"It's going to be the height of technology, it's going to be a statement for the college's century celebration so we are super excited," said Smith.

Funding for the project is coming from a mixture of state and local bonds. JCJC said nearly 80 percent of their students will take classes in Jones Hall.

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