Tag: Long Beach

10 years later: Our Katrina coverage

As the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, Augusta Free Press takes a look back at the devastation and the recovery efforts in Long Beach, Miss. Augusta Free Press travelled with The Valley Responds, a local community group aiding in recovery, for a day in Long Beach to learn about how the Valley’s response was having impact on families in the region.


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ACC announces basketball players of the week

Syracuse senior center Rakeem Christmas has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Virginia Tech freshman guard Justin Bibbs was selected the ACC Rookie of the Week in a vote by a select media panel.


Valley responds … or not

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the final installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) Helping school children return to classes. Assisting an elderly couple in efforts to rebuild their home. Clearing land so that churches may resume services … […]


The healing power of God

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the fifth installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) Sunday religious services along the Gulf Coast have been very different since Hurricane Katrina knocked out most of the church structures in Long Beach, Miss. […]


Life is an adventure

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the fourth installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) To the average person, a sunflower growing by the roadside isn’t anything unusual. Marsha Allen, however, found it strange. Because the bright yellow sunflower had […]


Rebuilding their home, lives

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the third installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) Running alongside Highway 90, with breathtaking views of the Gulf Coast, is a narrow driveway leading to 629 Scenic Drive. One can imagine that this […]


A Halloween to remember

By Crystal Graham freepress@ntelos.net (This is the second installment in a six-part series on The Valley Responds, an effort that links the Shenandoah Valley with residents of Long Beach, Miss.) In Long Beach, Miss., children celebrated Halloween just like most children here in Virginia. At school, the children were outside getting their faces painted – […]