John Doyle, 53, sitting at Edgewater Village in Biloxi on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, said he has been homeless for the last 20 years.
John Doyle, 53, sitting at Edgewater Village in Biloxi on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, said he has been homeless for the last 20 years. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File
John Doyle, 53, sitting at Edgewater Village in Biloxi on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, said he has been homeless for the last 20 years. John Fitzhugh jcfitzhugh@sunherald.com File

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March 04, 2017 12:00 AM

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