County looking to use former Gates Rubber building

Friday, August 3, 2012

CHARLESTON -- Whether a new business moves in to the Gates building or it becomes a jobs training center, it's a win for Mississippi County.

Either outcome beats a vacant building falling into disrepair.

Carlin Bennett, presiding commissioner of Mississippi County, said during Thursday's County Commission meeting that he recently heard some good news during an informal meeting with Devin Stephenson, president of Three Rivers College.

"He just stopped in," Bennett said. "He said they feel they are very close to getting the grant money for the welding center."

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