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Dealership rises from rubble

RICHLAND — Utility Trailer Manufacturing Company and Tautliner announce the reopening of Southern States Utility Trailer in Richland. In April 2008, tornadoes and thunderstorms swept through Central Mississippi, damaging the entire Southern States facility. “We have provided the South with trailers, parts and service for more than 26 years. After assessing the structural damages, the contractors and I decided it ...

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Housing report wins award

The Southern Mississippi Planning and Development District has received a 2009 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations for the Mississippi Housing Recovery Data Project. The district contracted with the Compass Group, LLC, to assess housing needs after Hurricane Katrina. The data collected is used to develop housing policy and direct state and federal funds to housing programs. ...

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FEMA grant repays MEMA

PEARL — A $1.55-million federal grant has been approved to reimburse the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) for emergency service costs incurred after Hurricane Katrina. The decision was announced in a joint release from Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.). Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in consultation with congressional appropriations committees, has given final approval to MEMA’s ...

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