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MDA adds $40M to Katrina fund for omitted neighborhoods

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Development Authority has added $40 million to the post-Katrina Neighborhood Home Program to reach eligible residents initially left off the list. Under the program, contractors are repairing Katrina-damaged homes not covered by previous disaster assistance. Jon Mabry, chief operations officer of MDA’s recovery division, told The Sun Herald 1,200 to 1,400 households could be ...

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Neighborhood named to National Register by Interior

JACKSON — The Belhaven neighborhood in Jackson has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Department of the Interior has approved the addition of the Belhaven Historic District on the recommendation a Mississippi preservation board. The Belhaven neighborhood dates back to the early 1900s when it was a small residential development when the city limits of Jackson ...

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Coast neighborhood opposed to amusement parke

BILOXI — Residents in one of Biloxi’s oldest neighborhoods are opposing plans for an amusement park in their area. Homeowners in Biloxi’s Edgewater Park said the plan would damage the quality and character of the neighborhood. WLOX TV reports the entertainment park proposed for the area would likely include a 30-foot water slide, go carts and music. Opponents voiced their ...

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