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August 2, 2010

Hibbett Sports returning

Sporting goods store comes back to Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville is set to receive a Hibbett Sports, a sporting goods store which had once been located in Jacksonville over five years ago. City Building Official Jody Watson said the business will move into the old Movie Gallery building on Jackson.

“They’re wanting to start construction Tuesday or Wednesday,” Watson said. “They’ll be changing the inside of it.”

Watson also said a building permit has been submitted through Southern Development of Mississippi, Inc.

Building Owner Donnie Hendrix said about 10 workers will aid in the renovation.

“It should take between four and five weeks,” he said.

Officials from Hibbett Sports were unavailable for contact at press time.

Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation President Darrell Prcin said after the loss of Discount City the new addition of Hibbett Sports makes a welcome addition to town.

“Every time we add another business it always helps us with our sales tax proceeds,” Prcin said. “It’s always good to see Jacksonville moving forward.

Jacksonville Mayor Dr. Robert Haberle said he once again sees more commercial development and growth in the city.

“It’s always a good thing,” Haberle said. “I’m glad to see them back.”

Haberle said the sporting goods store will likely benefit from having the nearby expanding colleges such as Lon Morris College and Jacksonville College to draw on and added the planned renovations and additions to the city’s sporting complex will tie into the new business.

“It’s a good addition to our economy,” Haberle said. “On another note, it’s taking over a building that has become vacant. I can’t think of anything bad about it.”

He also said Hibbett’s previous location was in a shopping center close to Wal-Mart

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