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It all changed with Katrina

The first Mississippi coastal wind residual market was created by the Legislature in 1972 stemming from a lack of voluntary market options partially as a result of Hurricane Camille losses incurred in 1969.  The first version covered both fire and wind/hail perils, but the plan was amended in 1987 to include wind and hail only while the voluntary market accepted ...

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Congressional delegation backs county's bid for FEMA reimbursement

JACKSON COUNTY — Mississippi lawmakers representing South Mississippi are throwing their support behind an effort by Jackson County to be reimbursed for nearly $1 million spent on disaster recovery projects undertaken after Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac. U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), have sent a letter supporting the Jackson County appeals to ...

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Obama signs bill funding barrier islands' restoration, river work

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — President Barack Obama today signed a bill that includes authorization for $693.3 million for the Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties. The Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program was initiated after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the first phase was completed in 2012. Work has included restoration of the barrier islands in the Mississippi Sound, ...

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Veteran politician Taylor looks to return to Congress after party change

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Gene Taylor has run for Congress 13 times before now, but never before as a Republican. Not that the 60-year-old seems much different. As he campaigns to reclaim his 4th District seat from Steven Palazzo in Tuesday’s Republican primary, Taylor is still running the same homespun campaign that won him 22 years in the House as ...

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Entergy runs hurricane drill as Atlantic season kicks off

JACKSON — To prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, hundreds of Entergy employees across the company’s utility service territory recently took part in an intensive storm drill. The drill tracked a fictional hurricane and its potential impact on Entergy’s service territory. Following Hurricane Katrina, Entergy adopted the federal and state Incident Command Structure for disasters that clearly defines the roles ...

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Former McRae's getting $35 million remake as Venyu data storage center

Baton Rogue’s Venyu Solutions is set to convert the first McRae’s Department Store into the technology company’s fourth data storage and cloud-based data center. Venyu Solutions said data storage equipment purchases and the conversion of the circa 1960 former Fondren store property represent a $35million investment. The center that will open along the 300 block of Meadowbrook Road will join ...

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State Port to let bids for major expansion project

GULFPORT — The Port Authority Board will advertise for bids on two large contracts for building tenant facilities and support services on the west pier at the state port in Gulfport. All the dirt moving and site preparation for the port’s expansion will soon give way to $100 million in construction. “We’ve been waiting for this for a long time. ...

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7 Best Golf Courses in Mississippi: Best Location – 'Anywhere on the Gulf Coast'

‘COME SEE US’ – The MBJ’s annual Meetings, Conventions and Tourism magazine (Spring 2014 edition) Coast and its courses have bounced back from Katrina By Rusty Hampton Forgive panelist Tommy Snell if he’s a bit biased, but the Perkinston resident is bullish on golf on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Like many other things on the Coast, golf courses were damaged ...

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Elite designer: Allison Anderson selected as AIA fellow

As owner of Bay St. Louis-based unabridged Architecture, Allison Hoadley Anderson, FAIA, LEED-AP, was already in an elite group as only about 5 percent of architectural firms nationwide are led by a female. But Anderson now finds herself in even more select company after being recently inducted into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, the highest honor awarded ...

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