Bay St. Louis bridles blighted properties

Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:00
More than nine years after Hurricane Katrina, Bay St. Louis leaders say they have finally gotten the city's blighted property problem under control. They say a list of more than 500 derelict properties identified in the city just three years ago has been reduced by nearly 90 percent. City leaders say they are now working to cut that number down to zero.
Hurricane Drill to bring National Guard to train in Georgetown
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 11:33
GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Operation Vigilant Guard will prepare the National Guard and local emergency responders for when disaster strikes. Military and local leaders are meeting to prepare for the large-scale hurricane drill this week, Cindy Grace, the Coordinator with Georgetown County Emergency Management explained. While the county hosted a similar, smaller drill last year, this is the first time it will host Operation Vigilant Guard.
Jim Cantore to lead Biloxi's Krewe of Neptune parade
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 09:58
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - If you see Jim Cantore in Biloxi around Mardi Gras, don't get worried that a storm is on the way. The Weather Channel meteorologist will be leading the Krewe of Neptune's first night parade as Grand Marshal. Hopefully, that means only beads will rain down on the revelers. Because 2015 will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, krewe leaders felt Cantore was the perfect choice to serve as their first…
Thinking schools: From Mississippi to Malaysia, a mold-breaking model is helping kids learn to think
Monday, 12 January 2015 19:51
PreviousNext Damir Cudic Thinking schools: From Mississippi to Malaysia, a mold-breaking model is helping kids learn to think A thinking school teaches students to visualize their ideas with images on “maps,” rather than immediately resorting to abstract words in sentences and paragraphs.
New Orleans makes New York Times' list of top 2015 travel destinations
Saturday, 10 January 2015 07:27
New Orleans' economic recovery since Hurricane Katrina and its growing arts scene made it one of The New York Times' 52 top travel destinations for 2015, the year that marks the 10th anniversary of the devastating storm. The city, which was joined on the list by places like Milan and Rabat, Morocco, was described in the article as "resilient and renewed.
New Orleans schools damaged by Katrina up for sale
Friday, 09 January 2015 07:03
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - School buildings damaged by Hurricane Katrina are up for sale. The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1yPWXy5 ) that several former New Orleans school campuses and empty lots owned by the Orleans Parish School Board are going on the market. The school board has decided about one third of the city's public schools were no longer needed due to Katrina damage and decades of declining enrollment.
Audit: FEMA mishandled Florida hurricane payments
Thursday, 08 January 2015 17:42
Community One-stop shop: Preschool Fair allows parents to examine child-care options
Insurer Appeals Order to Pay $3 Million in Whistleblower Case Against State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, Arguments ...
Tuesday, 06 January 2015 10:55
“When companies exert abuses of power or take part in illegal or unethical financial activities, they not only defraud the government, they are defrauding unsuspecting tax payers,” added Mr. Falkowitz. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) January 07, 2015 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of whistleblowers and victims injured by fraud is commenting on activity involving a whistleblower lawsuit brought against State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.
Positive personality traits may protect police at high risk for PTSD
Monday, 05 January 2015 11:38
This is the case even though repeated exposure to traumatic events has been found to provoke PTSD and police officers are exposed repeatedly to traumatic events. These are the conclusions of a new study that looked at police officers in the New Orleans area during and in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The results suggested that they were shielded from PTSD by the protective qualities not only in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane,…
Interview: Julie Freed, Author of 'Naked: Stripped by a Man and Hurricane Katrina'
Saturday, 03 January 2015 18:25
Sometimes in life when negative things happen, you can either let it destroy you, or you can muster enough strength to not let these bad things define who you are as a person. No one can safely escape the ups and downs of life, but one can make a concerted effort to learn from life's curve balls and use it to make the future much brighter.

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