Report faults Red Cross response to Hurricane Isaac, Superstorm Sandy

October 30, 2014 in News

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and often seemed more focused on public relations than on helping […]

Jackson County to get $10 million from FEMA for dredging

August 14, 2013 in News, Statewide News

Jackson County is getting a multimillion-dollar boost from the federal government to help erase the effects of Hurricane Isaac last year.

The Sun Herald reported that the county will receive $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for dredging silt that Isaac swept into the mouths of bayous and channels. Matching money from the state and county will pay for an additional $4 million in dredging work.

County Board of Supervisors President Mike Mangum said the work could start in October and take about a year to complete.

A final look at Headlines in 2012

December 27, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Stories that impacted Mississippians

Compiled by Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor
Over the past 19 years, The Mississippi Link has not missed a week of reporting on impactful events in the state and across the nation. The year 2012 in review shows a continuation of this commitment to bring to its readers the news and views that have shaped the lives of Mississippians and beyond. Out of 52 weeks of continuous publication, we now reflect on the top 20 headlines of 2012….

Ex-judge pleads guilty to rape charge

November 14, 2012 in News, Statewide News

A former Wayne County Justice Court judge has pleaded guilty to a rape charge.

Billy T. Bonner entered the plea in Wayne County Circuit Court. Sentencing is scheduled for the March of 2013 term of court.

Flooding main concern as recovery starts

September 5, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Isaac is gone and now the focus turns to cleanup with an eye to rising rivers in south Mississippi.

In Jackson County, Emergency Management Director Donald Langham said local officials will being documenting Isaac’s damage.

Mother of GMA co-host Robin Roberts dies in Gulfport

September 4, 2012 in Education, Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Obituaries, Statewide News, Top Stories

Lucimarian Tolliver Roberts, the mother of “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts, has died a day after the anchor announced she was taking a medical leave for a bone marrow transplant.

The 88-year-old Roberts died in Gulfport, Miss., on Thursday night, Jeffrey W. Schneider, senior vice president of ABC News, said Friday.

Katrina anniversary: Seven years later, Hurricane Isaac impacts Mississippi

August 31, 2012 in News, Top Stories

Gulfport, Miss-The sun rose over the Mississippi Gulf Coast on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to flooded and deserted streets and sporadic power outages. Wind whipped coastal communities like Bay St. Louis and Waveland and dumped heavy rain on the already soggy ground.
Thousands of residents in south Mississippi remained without power, officials said.

Man falls to his death helping friends during Hurricane Isaac

August 31, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

The first confirmed death attributed to Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana was reported in Vermilon Parish.

Sheriff Mike Couvillon says a 36-year-old man had gone to help two friends move a vehicle from under a tree to prepare for Isaac on Tuesday, and fell to his death after climbing 18 feet up the tree.