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Weekend Update: College Town Real Estate Investments Score High Marks

The corporate headquarters of FNC, Inc. is in Oxford, Mississippi. Oxford also happens to be the headquarters of The University of Mississippi, known as Ole Miss.

The many benefits of living and working in a small college town do not end with a great football season (Go Rebs Go). Sure, the housing market has seen a few ups and downs here in Oxford, but not to the extent… Continue reading

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Oil spill cleanup crews still finding tarballs

by Associated Press – Published: January 25,2011

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Mississippi is still seeing some lingering, visible effects from the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the director of the state Department of Environmental Quality told lawmakers Jan. 24.

“We have isolated and sporadic tar balls still coming on the Mississippi shoreline,” Trudy Fisher told members of the House Conservation and Water Resources during… Continue reading

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BP paid only 363 of 1,062 claims from rental property owners

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is not happy with BP. The oil company has paid only 63% of the claims filed by Mississippi property owners and businesses who claim damage suffered by the oil spill.

It is unfortunate that, despite all its promises about taking care of our residents on the Coast, BP is still holding 6,050 actionable claims,” Attorney General Jim Hood told the Biloxi Sun Herald… Continue reading

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BP $20 Billion Fund Will Start Paying Claims in Early August

Ken Feinberg, the White House appointee who oversees the $20 billion BP set aside for claims of lost income and damages, said today money will be paid beginning in early August. So far, the fund has been untouched. He said BP promised to pay all eligible claims even if the price tag blows past $20 billion.

Feinberg hosted a series of town hall meetings in Louisiana to answer questions… Continue reading

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