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6 Tornadoes Confirmed in Mississippi from Weekend Storm

04/18/2018 The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports major damage to 45 homes, 14 apartments and four public buildings in Lauderdale County, while minor damage was recorded to 72 homes, 15 businesses and eight public buildings. One person was injured and ...

Report lauds quality of Mississippi’s preschool program

04/19/2018 In reality, a large majority of Mississippi 4-year-olds spend their days being cared for outside the home, including in Head Start centers, private child care facilities and in small group homes. Mississippi’s strategy aims to include some of those ...

Trial to decide if coroner is unfair to black funeral homes

04/16/2018 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ A federal trial is scheduled to start Monday over claims by six black-owned funeral homes that a Mississippi Gulf Coast coroner illegally discriminates in favor of two white-owned competitors. The dispute revolves around cases where ...

Surveyors confirm 6 tornadoes Saturday in Mississippi

04/17/2018 The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency reports major damage to 45 homes, 14 apartments and four public buildings in Lauderdale County, while minor damage was recorded to 72 homes, 15 businesses and eight public buildings. One person was injured and ...

MS Forestry Commission sends teams to battle wildfires in OK

04/17/2018 The Mississippi Forestry Commission is sending two bulldozer ... our Wildland Firefighters are working in extreme conditions protecting people’s lives, homes, and forestland,” said Charlie Morgan, State Forester. “We are proud of their service ...

Trial argument: Coroner sent no white bodies to black homes

04/17/2018 Attorneys for funeral homes suing a Mississippi coroner say he has acknowledged that he can't remember ever sending a white person's body to one of the county's six black-owned funeral homes. The federal trial against Harrison County and Coroner Gary ...

Lawyers: Coroner sent no white bodies to black funeral homes

04/17/2018 GULFPORT, Miss. – Attorneys for funeral homes suing a Mississippi coroner said in court Monday that he has acknowledged that he can't remember ever sending a white person's body to one of the county's six black-owned funeral homes. The federal lawsuit by ...

Tornado touches down in Mississippi, Louisiana

04/15/2018 But in Mississippi, news outlets report the roof was blown off the George Reese Court apartments in Meridian and trees fell on several homes. Parts of Highway 45 near Marion were also blocked due to the fallen trees. Marion Police Chief Randall Davis says ...

Are you a veteran who needs help? Here's a list of South Mississippi resources

04/09/2018 Oak Arbor:601-545-3668, Providing housing assistance to low income veterans in South Mississippi. American Legion: https://www.legion.org, Assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities. Homes for Our Troops ...

Arnemann named new Mississippi Asphalt Pavement Association Executive Director

04/11/2018 Arnemann is a graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Banking and Finance, and Real Estate Finance. Arnemann is a native of New Orleans, where he graduated from Jesuit High ...

Final phase of Mississippi Dunes development soon underway

04/11/2018 COTTAGE GROVE — Homes could be going up as soon as snowflakes stop flying on Mississippi Dunes Boulevard. The Mississippi Dunes development, built on Hadley Avenue, 95th and 100th streets, will add its last 44 homes this year. The single-family homes ...

Real estate investors are out of business after cheating at auctions on Mississippi Coast

04/10/2018 Five businessmen have now pleaded guilty to conspiring to rig bids on foreclosed real estate auctions at courthouses in South Mississippi. One of them, retired Gulfport Allstate agent Terry Tolar, 61, said he had no idea what the real estate investors did ...

Cedarhurst Is a Southern Gothic Dream in Mississippi for Just $272K

04/11/2018 This description of the house, written in 1903 by Mrs. N.D. Deupree in "Some Historic Homes of Mississippi," could have been written today: "The home is a commodious brick mansion built in Gothic style, with windows opening to the floor, a wide portico in ...

Valbridge Property Advisors Open New Office Locations in South-Central Gulfport-Biloxi and Jackson Mississippi

04/06/2018 Both Ladner and Biggs have served as past presidents and board members of the Mississippi Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. Everette Ladner, MAI, SRA, will be leading the Valbridge Gulfport-Biloxi office. He has been a real estate appraiser for over 30 ...

Ex-Clinton secretary to run for Mississippi US Senate seat

04/06/2018 Born in Yazoo City, Espy is a member of a prominent family that built a chain of funeral homes across Mississippi’s Delta region, giving them contacts in African-American communities. Espy also appealed to white farmers who underpin the region’s ...

78th Spring Pilgrimage starts today: Tours of 14 antebellum homes, new art events to highlight 'showcase' of city

04/05/2018 Mississippi. They're spending their money and they're staying in the hotels and eating in the restaurants and shopping and spending money on gas." New homes on the trail include the George A. Hazard home at 1006 College St., now owned by his great-nephew ...

Laurel the new hip place in Mississippi

03/30/2018 It became known as “The Town that Timber Built,” evident in its oak-lined avenues and historic craftsman homes built in 1920s and 1930s. As the town grew over a century it garnered recognition for a few things, namely being the site of Mississippi’s ...

Too Much Engineering Has Made Mississippi River Floods Worse

04/04/2018 But 75 percent of that risk comes from human engineering of the Mississippi for navigation and flood control. In other words, it’s our fault. After a particularly devastating flood in 1927—637,000 people lost their homes, perhaps up to 1,000 killed ...

He had no idea his home-buying strategy was illegal, Coast real estate investor says

04/03/2018 Tolar and Kevin Moore are the latest real estate investors in South Mississippi to be charged with conspiring to rig bids at public auctions held at county courthouses, mostly in Gulfport and Biloxi, where mortgage holders unload foreclosed real estate.

Letter: Grave risks involved using assault weapons to protect homes

03/30/2018 From Oregon to Mississippi, President Barack Obama’s proposed ban on new assault weapons and large-capacity magazines struck a nerve among rural lawmen and lawmakers, many of whom vowed to ignore any restrictions and even try to stop federal officials ...

High winds and heavy rains take toll on trees and homes in the metro

03/29/2018 The storms battered trees that caused some damage to homes in the metro. Thankfully there were no ... according to union representative Marcus McLaurin. The Mississippi Legislature has declared June Access to Justice Month with free family law clinics ...

Can’t Miss Having Fun on this Mississippi Road Trip! Part 1: Oxford

03/30/2018 Grab a buddy and hit the road for this fun-filled, Mississippi Home-Town Discovery road trip where you’ll visit the homes of literary biggies, William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, as well as the birthplace of Elvis-the King of Rock and Roll.

Jackson Assisted Living

03/26/2018 Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation. Nicknamed “The City of Soul,” Jackson is truly the soul of Mississippi. Located in the center of the state, Jackson is both the state's capital and most populated city with ...

Mississippi House threatens Medicaid budget in rules dispute

03/25/2018 (AP) — Mississippi House members on Sunday threatened to torpedo ... One in four Mississippians are insured under Medicaid, including people in nursing homes, disabled adults, pregnant women and young children. The technical amendments bill, Senate ...

Flooding on the Mississippi River

03/19/2018 None of this water is suppose to be here." Hitting it's crest on Saturday and holding steady. The Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers now covers homes, roadways, and farm land. S/ Sheriff Martin Pace / Warren County, MS "The soil here is some of the richest in ...

Homes under water near Mississippi River

03/20/2018 (WLBT) Some homes near the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers are left completely under water as the Mississippi hits its crest of nearly 50 feet, seven feet above flood stage. “The soil here is some of the richest in this part of the country but it is rich ...

Mississippi county wraps up repairs for March 2016 flood

03/21/2018 GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi county is finishing up the repairs caused by March 2016 floods. The Delta Democrat-Times reports the group restoring Washington County only has 10 of the estimated 120 damaged homes left to repair. Delta Force of ...

Mississippi volunteer shares about relief work in Houston

03/19/2018 Then it is off to homes all across the nation's fourth largest city, "just serving and loving on people; serve Jesus." Sonny Ellis, a volunteer from Mississippi, says Eight Days of Hope has aimed to rebuild some 800 homes. "We going to knock these houses ...

PHOTOS: Severe weather causes damage to cars, homes

03/19/2018 Marble to baseball size hail caused damage to cars, homes, and outdoor furniture. If you can safely send a photo or video of storm damage in your area, email them to pix@wbrc.com. On average, South Mississippi's final frost of the season happens in late ...

3 out of 4 children in homes with guns know where the firearms are kept

03/19/2018 New details were released Monday about the tragic shooting death of a 13-year-old girl in Mississippi. A family member tells CBS ... Twenty two million U.S. children live in homes with a firearm. In nearly half of those homes, the weapons don't have ...

Gulfport Civil Rights site one of four to receive restoration grant in MS

03/16/2018 A $499,534 grant has been awarded to the Land Turst for the Mississippi Coastal Plain to restore the Old ... multiple stolen guns and large amounts of drugs were found at two homes in Bay St. Louis this week. Five people are behind bars in Hancock County ...

Mississippi lawmakers seek to widen property tax break

03/17/2018 Mississippi lawmakers want to open one of the state's richest ... Right now, the project must be worth $100 million or more to qualify. Although any one piece of real estate or equipment can only get a break for 10 years, the bill says industries would ...

ACLU: New evidence in Mississippi racial profiling lawsuit

03/17/2018 ACLU of Mississippi, the national ACLU and New York -based law firm ... celebrating with family or just spending time in their own homes." ACLU lawyers are petitioning a judge for class certification for black people for the case's eight plaintiffs ...

Westside story: A growing number of young homebuyers are choosing the other side of the Mississippi River

03/16/2018 Her husband, Blake, drives 30 miles south to work with minimal traffic, while Emily travels 10 miles to LSU, across the heavily-trafficked Mississippi River Bridge ... local market for the annual TRENDS in Real Estate seminar. “I think it’s been ...

Residents of Mississippi City Threaten to Sue Over Flooding

03/12/2018 Some residents are threatening to sue a Mississippi Delta town following recent flooding ... She wrote a letter to Mayor Kenny Thomas blaming the city for homes that flooded after heavy rain on Feb. 22. Thomas denied such claims at a meeting of aldermen ...

Mississippi’s oldest black-owned business: Funeral home turns 123 years old

03/15/2018 Mississippi’s oldest blackowned business and oldest registered ... “We did burial insurance, and we were one of the first funeral homes to have two burial insurance companies. “And we do services for people in the military. We’ve received bodies ...

C Spire on a mission to transform Mississippi through technology

03/13/2018 "Technology workforce development and recruiting more IT workers for Mississippi businesses are crucial factors ... massive deployment of broadband internet for homes and businesses and other leadership initiatives to drive innovation and development ...

Death penalty sought in case of 8 Mississippi killings

03/12/2018 A Mississippi man accused of eight killings pleaded not guilty ... He is also accused of firing at another deputy before fleeing the house. He then went to two more homes in Lincoln County. In the first one, he shot teens Jordan Blackwell and Austin ...

Mississippi Governor Nixes Stricter Real Estate License Rule

03/13/2018 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is vetoing a bill that would have created stricter requirements for real estate brokers to earn licenses in the state. House Bill 1476 would have required Mississippians to be active, licensed real ...

More than 4,000 Mississippi soldiers leaving home for a year

03/11/2018 More than 4,000 Mississippi National Guard soldiers are leaving their homes this month as part of a year-long deployment. The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo, is leaving for a three-month training deployment in Fort Bliss ...