Construction progresses on the Family Dollar Store

Work is progressing on Gurdon's new Family Dollar Store. This week Terrell McClendon of Crystal Springs, Miss. and Jeff Bullen of Wesson, Miss. will be working on the floors, striping the parking lot, power washing the building and landscaping. The property will have an outdoor watering system with 64 sprinkler heads to keep the sod green.

According to the blueprints the landscaping will include several Crape Myrtles around the perimeter and Indian Hawthorne and mulch near the entrance and around the sign.

The ramp for handicapped access at the handicapped parking spaces will be painted blue. There will be a total of more than 30 parking spaces on the grounds.

The construction crew expects to be done by the middle of July and then the stocking of shelves will begin. That process is expected to take less than one week.