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HBAM establishes hotline to log fraud complaints

JACKSON — The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) has created a Fraud Hotline targeted at unlicensed builders. HBAM has established a toll-free number, 1-800-898-4226, and complaints can also be logged online at www.hbam.com. Complaints will be filed directly with the Mississippi Board of Contractors by HBAM, and the person making the complaint can remain anonymous.

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Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on ...

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Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on ...

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Homeowners eligible for FHA loan program

BILOXI — Biloxi residents learned this week about an FHA loan program that will let them borrow up to $271,050 to buy, refinance or improve their homes. The Sun Herald reports the Federal Housing Administration 203(k) loan program is designed to rehabilitate the nation’s older homes. Bo Smith, a mortgage financing expert from Jackson, says many of the homes in ...

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City could buy out homes affected by spring flood

VICKSBURG — Five property owners whose homes were inundated by the spring flood of the Mississippi River could have their homes bought out by the city of Vicksburg next year. The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to apply for a $150,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy and ...

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Ex-judge to be sentenced for mortgage scam

GREENWOOD — Former Greenwood attorney and judge Bobby Fisher will be sentenced tomorrow for his role in a mortgage scam. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Fisher is to appear before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate in Jackson. In January 2006, Fisher and former real estate agent Jim Pruett pleaded guilty to a scheme of falsifying mortgage application documents. Pruett was ...

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Magnolia opens new office, acquires Advantage

FLOWOOD — Magnolia State Bank has opened its new location in Flowood, and has completed the acquisition of Advantage Mortgage Corp. The new mortgage division is set to open Nov. 1 as Advantage Mortgage, A Division of Magnolia State Bank. The office is located at 437 Katherine Drive and will house seven employees. The location will have a night deposit ...

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Trustmark opens loan office in Birmingham

JACKSON — Trustmark National Bank recently expanded its mortgage division by opening a loan production office in Hoover’s Chase Corporate Center in Birmingham, Ala. “Alabama fits perfectly into our plans to extend Trustmark’s mortgage footprint from the solid customer base we have established during the last 20 years,” said Breck Tyler, Trustmark’s executive vice president of mortgage lending. Trustmark has ...

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Senators urging peers to overturn flood insurance provision

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) have launched an effort to convince their colleagues to overturn a provision in Senate legislation that would require federal flood insurance coverage in areas already protected by levees, dams or other flood control structures. Cochran and Pryor are asking their colleagues to join them in signing a bipartisan letter ...

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Court hears another wind-versus-water case

PASCAGOULA — A decision is pending from the Mississippi Supreme Court in another wind-versus-water case, this one involving a Pascagoula home subjected to 6.3 feet of storm surge. The National Flood Insurance Program paid Jackson County sheriff’s deputy Michael Robichaux and his wife, Mary, who has since died, policy limits for the loss of their home and its contents — ...

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