- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) - Jackson State Community College says it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new nursing building early next month.

The college said Tuesday that the groundbreaking for the modern, state-of-the-art facility will take place June 3. College President Bruce Blanding, Dean of Nursing Leslie West-Sands and area health care officials are expected to attend.

The college says the new construction will dramatically impact the existing footprint and flow of traffic on campus. The building has been in the planning stages for 15 years.

It is the first major expansion of the campus since the construction of the McWherter Center in the 1980s.

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