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New U.S. Courthouse to be built in Greenville

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Mississippi, and several Mississippi leaders joined for a groundbreaking event to announce the start of construction for the new U.S. Courthouse in Greenville’s historic downtown area.

Among the Mississippi representatives were Senators Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith, Representative Bennie Thompson, and Greenville Mayor Errick D. Simmons.

“The new Greenville courthouse will be a landmark in the Mississippi Delta and can play an important role in revitalizing downtown Greenville,” Wicker said. “This groundbreaking is a testament to the strong local and national partnerships that have made this possible over the course of years past. I look forward to the role this courthouse will play in modernizing government services.”

The new federal courthouse will be located on a 2.5-acre site in the city’s original central business district near the east bank of the Mississippi River. The facility will have two courtrooms and three judicial chambers.

“On behalf of Mississippi’s 2nd Congressional District, I am elated to offer my support for the groundbreaking of the new federal courthouse in Greenville, MS. The new building will brighten the city even more and provide a functional structure for government and justice,” Thompson said. “Downtown Greenville will continue to be a place of attraction for businesses and people abroad, and I am ecstatic to witness the courthouse groundbreaking on August 26, 2022. A lot of hard work went into the construction of this building, and I am excited about the camaraderie and support of this project.”

Construction of the new U.S. Courthouse will begin in September. The completion date is set for summer 2024. Tenant agencies will include the U.S. District Court, U.S. Clerk of the Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, U.S. Magistrate Court, U.S. Marshals, U.S. Probation, Federal Public Defender, U.S. Attorneys and GSA.

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