Mary Holmes College campus in West Point has buyer

WEST POINT — Nonprofit Community Counseling Services has reached a deal to buy the 184-acre site in West Point of the former Mary Holmes College.

Details of the purchase from the Presbyterian Church (USA) were not disclosed.

Susan Baker, chief operating officer for Community Counseling, says CCS hopes to close on the deal within the next 30 days and begin renovations on school buildings by July 1.

CCS provides mental health care, alcohol and drug counseling, and care for the intellectually developmentally disabled in Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, and Winston counties in Northeast Mississippi.

The historically black college closed in 2005.

The Associated Press