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AmeriCorps honors first Vicksburg-based FEMA Corps

As they reflect on their service to Hurricane Isaac and Sandy survivors and others, the nation’s first FEMA Corps members will be sworn into service in a graduation ceremony at the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Southern Region Campus in Vicksburg. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first 177 members of the organization’s newly founded FEMA ...

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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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To Tweet or not to Tweet

Twitter, the popular micro-blog and short message service (SMS), has become an important marketing tool for companies and their advertising agencies eager to promote different products and services to the public. While celebrity athletes and movie stars still get the most followers, corporate giants like Best Buy, Target and Apple also enjoy a healthy Twitter fandom. Users who sign up ...

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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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MBJ-TV for September 10

Please visit msbusiness.com/video for a look at our work from last week. We … >> went behind-the-scenes with Entergy Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac, >> learned about West Nile disease, >> discussed the bed & breakfast industry in Mississippi … >> and celebrated our 2012 class of “Best Places to Work.” This week we will publish … >> ...

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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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