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Renovations on track for Hinds County armory

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Plans are now in place to help keep the Hinds County Armory from completely falling to the ground. The historical landmark has been abandoned and in need of lots of repairs for years.

The Mississippi State Fair Commission voted yes to a $600,000 federal grant. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History secured the grant. The money will pay for some critical work on the Armory to keep it standing. 

"Initially to stabilize it, put a new roof on it and then stabilize the walls and then the funds will allow to clean the inside of it and on the outside of it make it look like a handsome building again," said H.T. Holmes, the Director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

June is the deadline to complete work to stabilize the Armory. Once that work is done the goal is to completely rehab the building. A complete renovation could cost about $5.4 million.

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