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Contract awarded to demolish flood-damaged homes on lake

GREENVILLE — The Washington County Board of Supervisors has awarded a contract for $33,455 to demolish five Lake Ferguson houses acquired this summer. The Delta Democrat Times reports that the work is being funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The supervisors began last year acquiring the five houses, which were among more than a dozen damaged by the May ...

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City to auction off 62 tax-forfeited properties

GREENWOOD — Sixty-two parcels of tax-forfeited land in Greenwood, valued at $195,000, will be sold at an auction in September. Sealed bids must be received by the secretary of state’s office by 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Bids will be opened at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 in Jackson. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann tells the Greenwood Commonwealth that the city and ...

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Congressman, state and local leaders talk flood insurance

GULFPORT — Calling pending flood insurance increases “drastic and draconian,” U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo of Gulfport met today with state and local leaders to discuss ways to stem the tide of rising insurance rates that are due to kick in as early as October. Palazzo, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney and David Miller, associate administrator for the Federal Emergency Management ...

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Supervisors to hear city's complaint over tax assessments

BILOXI — The Harrison County Board of Supervisors will hold a hearing next week on Biloxi’s complaints about tax assessments in the city. Officials say the city has lost millions since Hurricane Katrina because the Harrison County tax assessor has assessed some properties at $0 and other properties below where they should be. The Casino Magic hotel tower that was ...

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Six months after EF4 tornado, work continues on recovery

HATTIESBURG — Saturday marked six months since an EF4 tornado tore through the Hattiesburg area, and volunteers from around the country still are pitching in to help repair and rebuild homes. Restore, Rebuild, Recover South Mississippi, also known as R3SM, is a long-term recovery agency created by the United Way of Southeast Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. The agency has teamed ...

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County sees building permits soar; up 41 percent compared to last year

OLIVE BRANCH — Planners in DeSoto County say July’s brisk pace for building permits is a hopeful sign for the local economy. County deputy planning director Tom Haysley tells The Commercial Appeal that the housing industry is cautious about identifying the spurt as a trend but records show more permits are being issued for subdivision development. In July, 91 single-family ...

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Coast home prices reach three-year high

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The average sales price of a home in South Mississippi in June reached its highest level in three years, a sign that the Coast real estate market is following the national trend upward. According to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Multiple Listing Service, homes and condos sold on average for $134,721 in June. That was up $8,000 ...

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Arlington owner makes surprise court appearance; pleads guilty

NATCHEZ — Historic Arlington owner Dr. Tom Vaughan of Jackson made a surprise appearance in Natchez Municipal Court and pleaded guilty to failure to maintain property. Municipal Court Judge Pro Tem Tony Heidelberg tells The Natchez Democrat Vaughan did not show up for his actual court date on July 1. Heidelberg said Vaughan told him Monday that he thought he ...

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FNC index: U.S. housing prices were up again in May

OXFORD — The latest FNC Residential Price Index (RPI) shows that U.S. home prices continue to steadily improve, climbing another 0.5 percent in May in conjunction with continued improvement in housing market fundamentals. Notably, the FNC RPI shows that the pace at which home prices are rising is rather modest, averaging 0.4 percent per month in the last six months. ...

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