Above:A 360-degree photo shows a rusted boat and other wreckage at Bayou Caddy, a port west of Waveland. (John Brecher / MSNBC.com)

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In the coming months, MSNBC.com will focus its coverage of the Hurricane Katrina recovery on two cities on the hard-hit Mississippi coast.

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Though Bay St. Louis and Waveland are far from the media spotlight on New Orleans, the intertwined fates of the people, businesses and institutions in these towns tell the story of an entire region's struggle to recover from the most destructive storm in U.S. history.

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A 'magic' morale builder for artists

Posted: Thursday, March 16 at 12:56 pm CT by

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Host families from Little Rock, Ark., welcome artists from Hancock County at the airport prior to the "Heart for Art" event at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library. (Photo courtesy of Gwen Impson)

How many people can say that they have had the opportunity to visit the new William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Ark.? One better, how many people can say that they have had the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork in the Clinton Library?

Well, as of last Saturday, 20 members of The ARTS, Hancock County, Mississippi, can claim that honor. These 20 artists represent the many talented artists in Bay St. Louis, Waveland, and Hancock County, Miss.

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Children of the storm, part II

Posted: Wednesday, March 15 at 11:40 am CT by

Sunday, as I talked with several very nice relief volunteers who had come down from North Carolina to help out, (and cook a great hamburger lunch for our church!)I realized that it had been a while since I had updated readers on the kids, and how they are doing.


All in all the kids are holding up remarkably well in this strange new reality they find themselves in. As with every spring, the kids are starting to be truly horrible to each other, with name calling, unpleasantness and general nastiness running rampant. The boys are starting to "bow up" at each other (how we here in the South describe behavior that might also be known as "trying to pick a fight") and many of the girls are just being mean. Some might take this as a deeply disturbing new development, but in all of my five years of teaching, I have seen this as a sure sign of spring, just the same as the blooming azaleas and wisteria. I've also seen it on countless nature specials, particularly with bighorn sheep. The young males bash their heads together, whilst the young female bighorns talk about each other, and how straight or curly, big or small other females' horns are.

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