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Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
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MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started three decades ago.More >>
It is the end of an era for one Biloxi elementary school. A long-time PE teacher is retiring at the end of the month. And when he leaves, so will a popular tradition he started at the school three decades ago. Thousands of students consider him the "coolest" teacher around.More >>
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) – "You see the house? It's falling apart," Doris Everett said as she pointed to the back of her home.
Rotting plywood and blue tarp still cover the windows of Everett's home on Winona Drive. Inside, the roof damage from Hurricane Katrina allowed rain water to seep in, ruining the electrical wiring.
"So I'm running wires from here to there to get light up in here," Everett explained.
Plumbing problems prevent Everett from using her kitchen. And the ceilings in both bedrooms are about to cave in.
"It's very hard living up in here and knowing that in some spots, it's mold," she said. "I'm the only one working, so my income is not as much."
"There is a high unmet need here in Moss Point," Reilly Morse, an attorney for the Mississippi Center for Justice.
Using Everett's Moss Point home as a backdrop Tuesday, the Steps Coalition and other organizations urged people who are still displaced by Katrina to apply for the new Neighborhood Home Program.
The state and HUD have set aside $132 million to repair low-income homes that were damaged by water or wind. Qualified homeowners and some renters can receive up to $75,000 and possibly more. But the deadline to apply is January 31, 2011.
The program was announced just last week and already, 2,800 people have registered. However, housing advocates say there are thousands of people who still either live in damaged homes or don't have a permanent place to live.
"We want to make sure that every last person who's got hurricane damage today, that needs help repairing, gets taken care of," said Morse. "So please help us get the word out about this. If you don't come in and register, this is the last time. So y'all got to do it."
Doris Everett plans to apply for the grant, so her son, brother and two grandchildren can have a safe place to live.
"I think it's a wonderful program. I think they will help me a lot, I really do. And I thank them a lot," said Everett. "I think there is hope in this house. It's a nice house."
"We celebrate and we give thanks to your work because it has brought us to this day, a day filled with hope that the Neighborhood Program will provide the funds to those households to meet their unmet housing needs," said Steps Coalition Executive Director Roberta Avilla.
To apply for the program, you must go to one of the following Housing Resource Centers:
Forrest County Multipurpose Center 962 Sullivan Rd. Hattiesburg, MS 39401-2714 601- 544-5115
Recover, Rebuild, Restore Southeast Mississippi (R3SM) 1715 Hardy St, Suite 40 Hattiesburg, MS 39401 601-544-5115
LESM Lucedale, George County 52 Virginia St. Lucedale, MS 39452 228-990-3941
Hancock Resource Center 454 Highway 90, Suite B Waveland, MS 39576 228-463-8887
IRD Housing Resource Center of Harrison County 1223 30th Ave. Gulfport, MS 39501 228-864-6677
Hope Community Development Agency 425 Division Street Biloxi, MS 39530 228-435-7180
IRD Housing Resource Center of Jackson County 4836 Main Street Moss Point, MS 39563 228-474-0070
The Magnolia Center 1457 Ellisville Blvd. Laurel, MS 39440-5417 601-544-5115
Lamar County Multipurpose Center 43 Central Industrial Row Purvis, MS 39475 601-544-5115
Pearl River County
LESM Picayune, Pearl River County 1421 Goodyear Blvd. Picayune, MS 39466 228-234-7776
H.A Brown UMC 200 N. Azalea Drive (Hwy 49) Wiggins, MS 39577 601-946-4334
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