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Strides, criticisms mark Port of Gulfport chief’s tenure

Jonathan Daniels, executive director of the Mississippi State Ports Authority, is looking to add 150 acres to the Port of Gulfport after its rebuilding is completed at the end of 2017.

Jonathan Daniels has checked off a few tasks on his to-do list since taking over as head of the Mississippi State Ports Authority in 2012: » Put money in the bank; » Establish a nearly $4 million operating budget surplus; » Expand the Port of Gulfport by 84 acres; » Complete channel maintenance dredging, including 100 feet out from the ...

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Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake On Aug. 28, almost seven years to the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac blasted the same area. Though only a Category 2 storm, Isaac’s arrival at high tide, its direction and slow movement caused widespread damage and destruction across South and Central Mississippi from storm ...

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Cut loose by Allstate, homeowners likely to find coverage elsewhere

With hurricane season’s official start less than a month away, 5,000 Mississippi homeowners face the prospect of losing their Allstate home insurance coverage. But state polices adopted after Katrina in 2005 should go a long way toward ensuring the homeowners can find policies elsewhere, say Professor Larry Cox of the University of Mississippi and Matt Wulf of the Reinsurance Association ...

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Chinese drywall settlement reached

Source: PR Newswire NEW ORLEANS — The Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Chinese Drywall multi-district litigation and Knauf Plasterboard Tianjin (KPT) today announced a breakthrough settlement to remediate homes impacted by KPT’s drywall. The agreement establishes a demonstration remediation program, funded by KPT and a number of builders, drywall suppliers and their insurers. The program includes the removal of the ...

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New IRS rule offers tax relief to drywall victims

Source: Press release Tax Agency Announces Instructions to Help Offset Costs of Repairing Corrosive Drywall WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today suggested that Mississippians consult a new federal procedure that provides favorable tax relief for property losses associated with corrosive drywall. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued guidance for affected homeowners who have ...

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Life on the Coast: Five years of the new normal

Has it really been five years since Hurricane Katrina roared across Mississippi?  It’s easy to think it was just yesterday but at the same time feel it’s been 50 years since life for so many people changed. On the Mississippi Gulf Coast, things changed radically. Even a casual observer who doesn’t live here can drive along Highway 90 and see ...

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Bringing back Central Ave.

In the 1970s and into the 1980s, Central Avenue in D’Iberville was a bustling corridor that connected the small Gulf Coast town with its larger neighbor, Biloxi. Businesses thrived there. According to D’Iberville’s director of community development, between 15,000 and 20,000 cars pounded the Central Avenue pavement daily, most of them carrying commuters to and from Biloxi. That isn’t the ...

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