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September 7, 2012

Hurricane Isaac was just another storm to be weathered for many Mississippi Gulf Coast residents.

Most residents living along the Mississippi coastline now measure every storm against the big one -- Katrina.

For Martha Tripp, who has lived through every storm to hit Biloxi since 1947, Hurricane Isaac was just another of life's challenges to be surmounted.

Reporter Margaret Ann Morgan shares Tripp's story.

August 29, 2012

Rain slapped like needles and wind blew apart stop signs as Isaac continued to roll into the Gulf Coast at a slow seven miles per hour yesterday morning 

Rain slapped like needles and wind blew apart stop signs as Isaac continued to roll into the Gulf Coast at a slow seven miles per hour yesterday morning.
The Category 1 hurricane has closed all area schools, flooded Highway 90, more commonly known as Beach Boulevard, and, as expected, brought back memories still so raw of Hurricane Katrina, which had been the reason more preparations were taken for this week’s storm.

August 29, 2012

As residents braced for Isaac’s impact, which made landfall in southeast Louisiana Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., the scars from Hurricane Katrina still ran deep in Biloxi. Empty lots and auction signs pepper the shoreline.

As residents braced for Isaac’s impact, which made landfall in southeast Louisiana Tuesday at 6:45 p.m., the scars from Hurricane Katrina still ran deep in Biloxi. Empty lots and auction signs pepper the shoreline.
Seven years ago Randell Broussard looked beyond his porch and saw apartments; today he sees only dark clouds and white-capped waves. The storm reached land with winds near 80 mph and threatens to flood the coasts of four states, including Mississippi, with storm surge and heavy rain.

October 4, 2011

 

Leadership is the key to what makes a group of people successful. 

Without effective leadership, the group is bound for failure. An effective leader must power through adversity to make the group as successful as possible. Ole Miss is going through tough times right now. We will get through it if not for one reason: we have very capable leaders that know exactly what they are doing.

September 29, 2011

The cottages used as temporary housing for Katrina victims in 2005 may now become permanent residences in Oxford.

 

The cottages used as temporary housing for Katrina victims in 2005 may now become permanent residences in Oxford.

Tim Akers of the Oxford Planning Commission said the small houses, called Katrina Cottages, were built as a response to the housing crisis in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina after the storm left many homeless.

September 5, 2011

 

It’s been six years since Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans. 

Some things will never be the same in the Big Easy, but maybe that’s alright. Hurricane Katrina provided the fresh start the public schools of New Orleans needed. As the levees crumbled, hundreds of schools were destroyed. 

April 7, 2011

A new subdivision will bring small and inexpensive housing to Oxford.

A new subdivision will bring small and inexpensive housing to Oxford.

The subdivision featuring “Katrina cottages” will be located on Highway 7 South near the intersection of South Lamar Boulevard. Katrina Hourin, assistant city planner, said she is familiar with these cottages and thinks Oxford will benefit from them.

“Since I’m from New Orleans, I have known personally about the cottages since shortly after the hurricane,” Hourin said.

February 9, 2011

 

Lafayette County Emergency Management works to ensure Oxford is prepared for weather disasters, but its staff can’t do all the work. 

David Shaw, director of Lafayette County Emergency Management, said residents need to take the initiative and should know how to prepare themselves for weather emergencies. 

Even though Oxford is not under the threat of disasters like hurricanes or earthquakes each year, Shaw said his team is always trying to prepare for the worst-case scenario. 

January 27, 2011

Americans are sometimes the most selfish people on this planet.

Americans are sometimes the most selfish people on this planet.

Sure, we do what we can to help those in need. We throw a $20 in the red bucket at the supermarket during the holidays.

We go on mission trips with church or community groups. We change the light bulb for our elderly neighbor. What we fail to do, though, is actually care.

Barely a year ago this week, the catastrophic Haitian earthquake rocked the small country. To refresh your memory: 316,000 fatalities, 300,000 injuries and 1,000,000 homeless.

August 31, 2010

 

I will forever be perplexed by the argument made by many Mississippians and surrounding Gulf Coast residents who seem to demand more attention when addressing Hurricane Katrina’s effects. 

 

I will forever be perplexed by the argument made by many Mississippians and surrounding Gulf Coast residents who seem to demand more attention when addressing Hurricane Katrina’s effects. 

 

August 29, 2010

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated many cities on the Gulf coast in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. We all remember what happened; New Orleans was nearly destroyed and the cities along the coast were basically wiped off the map. 

 

 

June 15, 2010

 

The Oxford Planning Commission approved three new hotels, including a Hampton Inn East Conference Center during a meeting Monday.

 

The Oxford Planning Commission approved three new hotels, including a Hampton Inn East Conference Center during a meeting Monday.

 

The hotels are planned to begin construction within the year.

 

March 3, 2010