Panola Co. gets $2M grant to renovate old outlet mall

Panola Co. gets $2M grant to renovate old outlet mall

BATESVILLE, Miss. (WMC) - Panola County is getting over $2 million to turn an old outlet mall into a job training center.

The project involved the Batesville Factory Stores off of Interstate 55.

For years, Northwest Mississippi Community College has wanted to open a campus on the property.

A U.S. Department of Labor grant will pay for the renovations.

The workforce training will be customized for industries in surrounding counties.

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