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Ole Miss's Morgan, Quinn receive accolades for tracking Hurricane Isaac

» Student Journalists Win Award for Hurricane Coverage   From The University of Mississippi OXFORD, Mississippi – A trip to the Gulf Coast to cover Hurricane Isaac has paid off for two University of Mississippi student journalists who won a national award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Margaret Ann Morgan and Stephen Quinn, journalism majors who were actively involved ...

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SBA extending direct loans to coastal businesses, residents in wake of Isaac

  Hurricane Isaac’s late August battering of the Mississippi coast has left an estimated 1,500 businesses eligibility for low-cost federal disaster recovery loans administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition to disaster assistance applications from 1,558 businesses that claim at least some property damage, another 27 businesses that had no physical damage but claim economic injuries have applied ...

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Isaac’s toll on Mississippi crops far less than damage in Louisiana

Hurricane Isaac’s winds blew so strong for so long that they forced the Mississippi River to flow backwards for more than 24 hours on Aug. 28. As Isaac departed, it left much of Louisiana’s citrus crop in ruins just a month away from harvesting. Isaac’s aftermath in Mississippi is not nearly as bleak as in the neighboring Bayou State, yet-to-be-completed ...

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Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on Mississippi crops far less than ...

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IRS extends tax deadlines for businesses in Gulf counties hit by Isaac

  Taxpayers who live in or have a business in Hancock, Harrison, Jackson and Pearl River counties have been been granted specific tax deadline relief based on declaration of the Mississippi counties as federal disaster areas in the wake of hurricane Issac. Certain deadlines falling on or after Aug. 26, and on or before Jan. 11, 2013, have been postponed ...

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Windpool, private insurer on coast confident they can handle Isaac risks

As Isaac bore down on the northern Gulf Coast last week, newly purchased reinsurance allowed the head of the Mississippi Windstorm Underwriting Association to concentrate on the storm’s path and its aftermath rather than worry over covering claims. The new reinsurance — and Windstorm Underwriting Association chief Joe Shumaker’s sense of security — had been in place since March. “If ...

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Number left without power by Isaac rises to 90,000+

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A tow truck driver was killed this morning in Pearl River County when a tree fell on his truck, the first death in Mississippi from Isaac. The death of the unidentified driver on a Picayune street came during heavy rain and wind from Isaac, said Pearl River County Emergency Management director Danny Manley. Manley said a tree ...

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Isaac pushing toward Big Easy; coastal flooding widespread

GULF COAST — Hurricane Isaac is lashing New Orleans as it approaches and pushing flood waters over a rural levee south of the city, where authorities believe some people may be trapped. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center early this morning was about 50 miles south-southwest of New Orleans and moving slowly. Authorities say a storm surge ...

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