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Despite demands, Gulf Coast real estate on the upswing

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By LYNN LOFTON  As with most things on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the real estate market has experienced the ‘new normal’ since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Factors other than the storm — including the national recession — also affected coastal real estate but the market is improving, according to Coast realtors. Deborah McGhee, owner/broker of McGhee Realty in Saucier, is ...

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Richard A. Sun named chairman of Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors

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Innovate Mississippi announces the election of Richard A. Sun, founder and owner of Sun & Co., as chairman of the Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors. Sun, of Jackson, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.  He has also earned the esteemed designation as a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has served ...

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BOOK BIZ — A TV journalist finds solace in an unlikely place

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Television journalist Dan Harris was reading news headlines and stories for Good Morning America one June morning in 2004 when something scary happened to him: he had a panic attack on live national TV. Millions of people watched him stumble through his words and they then saw him end the segment early and awkwardly. Harris was not new to the ...

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TODD SMITH — Pay close attention to all segments of millennials

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Listen up, brand leaders: What you have been told about millennials is (mostly) wrong. According to new research from Carat, based on 14,000 millennials aged 15-to-34, this age group doesn’t quite meet the stereotype of “hyper-connected optimistic digital extroverts.” In fact, the stereotype applies to only about 42 percent of millennials, or about 36 million people. The other 49 million ...

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Anderson wins second term as Choctaw chief

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PHILADELPHIA — Chief Phyliss J. Anderson has been re-elected chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Complete, but uncertified returns from Tuesday’s runoff, show Anderson with 55 percent of the vote, defeating former chief Beasley Denson. A new runoff was set after the Tribal Council overturned a June 20 runoff where Anderson defeated Denson with 52 percent of the ...

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UPDATE: Circuit judge rules for filling vacant mobile home lots in Pearl

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By Ted Carter Pearl has no authority to prevent a manufactured  home park from refilling vacated lots with manufactured homes, Madison-Rankin Circuit Judge John H. Emfinger ruled Wednesday. Pearl City Attorney James Bobo said Friday he will meet with the mayor and City Council to decide whether to appeal. The ruling in favor of Homewood Co.’s Grove Acres Mobile Home ...

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On Mississippi’s shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

In this July 23, 2015 photo, Efrem Garza stands before his new home built on the lot of his previous house that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and holds a photograph taken by a friend of the remains of that house on South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach, Miss. Before the storm Garza was surrounded by houses and trees, now 10 years later, there are only two houses on that land, as few of the residents returned and rebuilt. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LONG BEACH — Between Mississippi’s seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier. Once lined with houses and a small condominium complex, South Seashore Avenue in Long Beach was ravaged by wind and waves in ...

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Timber prices hover around 2014 levels

Housing starts across the country climbed in July to their highest rates in almost eight years, but current overall average stumpage prices in Mississippi are hovering near where they were at this time in 2014 because of a timber surplus. (File photo by MSU Ag Communications/Kevin Hudson)

STARKVILLE — Mississippi’s timber industry is holding steady this year from 2014 as both the U.S. housing market and the demand for lumber continue to improve gradually. State average stumpage prices for hardwood sawtimber declined sharply in the second fiscal quarter of 2015 from the first quarter, while pine sawtimber prices increased. Hardwood sawtimber is down compared to a year ago, while ...

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