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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Small Businesses in Mississippi Affected by Blue-Green Algae on the Gulf Coast

WASHINGTON (Small Business Administration) – Low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to Mississippi small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by the blue-green algae on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi from June. 22 through Oct. 5, 2019. SBA Administrator Jovita […]


George County Emergency Manager Nancy Smith leads county out of NFIP probation

(COURTESY: Henrietta Williams, from the December Issue of FPMD (Floodplain Management Division) Insider George County, Mississippi is like home. In this southern hamlet a smile and a handshake can seal a deal and strong relationships matter. Passersby’s stop for “Praise in the Park” on Saturday afternoons and have “Coffee with a Cop” at the neighborhood […]


‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ Exercise Set for Thursday, October 17th

PEARL – The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is encouraging everyone in the state to take part in ‘The Great Central U.S. Shakeout’ exercise, Thursday morning, at 10:17. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On”.  The essential steps to take are to: DROP to the ground. Take COVER under a […]