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PEYTON SMITH — Flood insurance basics

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Most people assume when they purchase homeowner’s insurance that flood insurance is included in their policy. It is very important to read your policy and find out whether or not there is flood exclusion because a typical homeowner’s policy does not include flood insurance. Since flood insurance is federally regulated, there are myths and misconceptions with the general public. One ...

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Jackson County approves hospital budget


PASCAGOULA — The Jackson County Board of Supervisors approved the county hospital system’s $325 million budget without giving the system $2 million in tax dollars. In the budget, Singing River Health System administrators promised to put $1.2 million toward the failing employee pension and projected a $700,000 profit next year, but they also asked the county for $2 million. The ...

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Tulane moves to new Mississippi Gulf Coast campus


BILOXI — Some 300 students are taking their first steps onto the new Tulane University Mississippi Coast campus. WLOX-TV reports staff spent Friday moving into the newly-renovated building at Edgewater Village, preparing for Tuesday’s classes. After 13 years at Edgewater Mall, moving was a dream come true for many of the university’s faculty and staff. Tulane University Senior Academic Adviser ...

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Despite demands, Gulf Coast real estate on the upswing


By LYNN LOFTON  As with most things on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the real estate market has experienced the ‘new normal’ since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Factors other than the storm — including the national recession — also affected coastal real estate but the market is improving, according to Coast realtors. Deborah McGhee, owner/broker of McGhee Realty in Saucier, is ...

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On Mississippi’s shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

In this July 23, 2015 photo, Efrem Garza stands before his new home built on the lot of his previous house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and holds a photograph taken by a friend of the remains of that house on South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, Miss. Before the storm Garza was surrounded by houses and trees, now 10 years later, there are only two houses on that land, as few of the residents returned and rebuilt. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LONG BEACH — Between Mississippi’s seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier. Once lined with houses and a small condominium complex, South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach was ravaged by wind and waves in ...

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Analysis: Katrina insecurity over being forgotten returns

Hurricane Katrina

On Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, is it time to take off the chip? By now, everyone knows about Mississippi’s post-storm insecurity, its angst about being overshadowed by all the media attention on New Orleans after the storm, when hundreds of Mississippians had also died, and tens of thousands were homeless. And the chip is still there. Some residents of the ...

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Former state Sen. William Rhodes of Vancleave dies


VANCLEAVE — Funeral services were being held Wednesday for former Mississippi state Sen. William C. “Son” Rhodes, who died Sunday. He was 84. Rhodes, of Vancleave, served in the state Senate from 1972 to 1984 and was chairman of the Oil and Gas Committee. The Mississippi Press reports Rhodes was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and served with the ...

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