Phase II of Marion Co Institute of Higher Learning hold ceremonial groundbreaking

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Many officials including recently installed Chattanooga State President Dr. Rebecca Ashford, center, as well as Marion County Mayor David Jackson to her right. Many of the county commissioners were also on hand.

In line with information coming out of recent Marion County Commission meetings, Marion County Institute of Higher Learning, which is currently leased by Chattanooga State Community College, broke ground on the second phase of facilities recently.

When completed, the companion building to the existing classroom building targets more industrial and trade education. Chattanooga State has already pledged they will lease the new building.

With many dignitaries on hand, a pledge of continuing to address the local education needs permeated the humid afternoon event.