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HBAM establishes hotline to log fraud complaints

JACKSON — The Home Builders Association of Mississippi (HBAM) has created a Fraud Hotline targeted at unlicensed builders. HBAM has established a toll-free number, 1-800-898-4226, and complaints can also be logged online at www.hbam.com. Complaints will be filed directly with the Mississippi Board of Contractors by HBAM, and the person making the complaint can remain anonymous.

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Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on ...

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Proposed landfill divides community

MADISON COUNTY — Homeowner Sylvia Thomas calls a proposed landfill in Madison County an “environmental injustice.” George French, a consultant for local businesses, calls it an economic development necessity. The Clarion-Ledger reported the two were among about 80 residents from Madison and Hinds counties attending a public hearing at Tougaloo College sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality on ...

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Homeowners eligible for FHA loan program

BILOXI — Biloxi residents learned this week about an FHA loan program that will let them borrow up to $271,050 to buy, refinance or improve their homes. The Sun Herald reports the Federal Housing Administration 203(k) loan program is designed to rehabilitate the nation’s older homes. Bo Smith, a mortgage financing expert from Jackson, says many of the homes in ...

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Residents protest against proposed Coast hotel

BILOXI — A developer wants to build a $12-million Fairfield Inn hotel next to the new Biloxi Visitors Center, but the people who live in the area said it doesn’t fit in their historic neighborhood. The Sun Herald reports the Biloxi Planning Commission yesterday tabled the request for a zoning change and variances until the project is brought to Biloxi’s ...

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New Coast neighborhood offers 'cottage village'

PASS CHRISTIAN — A new neighborhood in downtown Pass Christian is expected to appeal to people who want to live and work in the heart of Gulf Coast town. WLOX-TV in Biloxi reports the neighborhood is a mixture of MEMA cottages and what’s being called “green cottages.” There are 40 cottages in all. Twenty of the rental homes are one-story, ...

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City gives deadline to owners of Katrina-damaged property

BILOXI — Owners of eight more Hurricane Katrina-damaged properties in Biloxi have two weeks to present the city with a plan for making them habitable, or at least restoring their exteriors. The Sun Herald reports the city is exercising its power under Senate Bill 3204, which was passed exclusively for Biloxi. It forces owners of commercial buildings and multi-family housing ...

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City raises landlords' fees, fines for noncompliance

TUPELO — Tupelo landlords have been sent letters informing them of a new ordinance that will raise their business costs starting Jan. 1 and what fines they face if they don’t comply. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports 750 rental property owners received the letter, a registration form and new fee schedule. The new ordinance requires rental property owners to ...

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City could buy out homes affected by spring flood

VICKSBURG — Five property owners whose homes were inundated by the spring flood of the Mississippi River could have their homes bought out by the city of Vicksburg next year. The Vicksburg Post reports the Board of Mayor and Aldermen has authorized Mayor Paul Winfield to apply for a $150,000 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to buy and ...

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Texas housing developer appealing in zoning dispute

NATCHEZ — A Dallas-based developer will ask the Mississippi Supreme Court to referee a zoning dispute that has so far gone the city of Natchez’s way. Michael V. Cory Jr., an attorney representing Roundstone Development, LLC, tells The Natchez Democrat the dispute stems from the denial of the company’s request in 2006 to rezone 25 acres for single-family homes. He ...

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