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PRCC Receives $450,000 Grant From MDOT

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Mississippi Department of Transportation is giving $450,000 in grants to the Pearl River Community College.

The money will help fund improvements on the Poplarville campus. The check presentation launches the official start of the project.

"It's my honor from MDOT and myself to give this to PRCC," said Southern District Transportation Commissioner Tom King. "They will use it for road ways and walkways."

The school's president, William Lewis says they started a courtyard project a few years ago.

"This is going to help us complete that," he said.

PRCC will have to match 20 percent of the grant money.

"In total it will end up being about a half of million dollar project," said Lewis.

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