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Golden Triangle has a charm tourists love

The Golden Triangle area of Mississippi is formed by the cities of Columbus, Starkville and West Point. The three cities work together to promote themselves, capitalizing on the rich diversity of activities, and attractions in the area.  “People love to visit Columbus,” said Stacy Clark with the Columbus/Lowndes County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Some visits are event-inspired – Spring Pilgrimage, ...

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State’s college towns offer exciting lifestyle

College towns are always a special place. There’s an excitement in the air from all the students who are not only there to learn, but to explore the world outside of their own home. Coffee shops, restaurants, book stores, boutiques and great night life seem to go hand-in-hand with a college town. In Mississippi, the “Big Three,” Hattiesburg, Starkville and ...

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Kim Gallaspy

  A Southern Miss Golden Eagle through and through, Kim Gallaspy has a passion for her alma mater where she now serves on the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation board of directors and Centennial Founder’s Day Planning Committee member. In 2000, USM deemed Kim as the Outstanding Young Alumna of the Year. She has received numerous recognitions over the years ...

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Walter Henry Gibbes

  Since he was a young child, Walter Henry “Chip” Gibbes has been an entrepreneur and outdoorsman. In his middle school years in Learned, he tagged along with his grandfather, who instilled the love of gardening in young Chip. He farmed pumpkins every fall for extra money. By the time he was in high school at Rebul Academy, he was ...

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Jennifer D. Gholson, M.D.

  The middle child of two school teachers, Jennifer D. Gholson, M.D., spent her childhood in the small town of Liberty, Mississippi, where she grew up surrounded by extended family. She was never content to just attend school. Instead, Gholson was involved in many activities during high school and college. From cheerleader to basketball, rifle team, Beta Club, to annual ...

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Jonathan Jones

“A resounding need exists for business leaders to emerge within our society today, as the turbulent economic roller coaster plays out and the struggle with ethical issues in the workplace remains a steadfast fixture,” stated Justice O’Keefe Duhon. “As these individuals emerge, it is essential to recognize those business leaders who possess the behaviors that distinguish them from others. Behaviors such ...

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Burton Doss

Burton Doss is used to facing challenges. After graduating from high school in Cairo, Ill., he began college at the University of Mississippi. “I moved to a town and a school where I did not know anyone. The same was true when I moved to Jackson after graduation. I always had good communication skills, but never really used them until ...

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Nathan Husman

  Leadership is a word that comes to mind when J. Gorman Schaffer is asked to describe Nathan Husman. “He leads our environmental practice in Jackson,” said Schaffer, who serves as executive vice president of Neel-Schaffer Engineers and Planners. “His environmental group plans, designs and construction oversight for water and wastewater infrastructure projects include highly sophisticated and technically challenging water ...

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Kourtney Hollingsworth

  Kourtney Hollingsworth of Gulfport has one of the most challenging jobs in the State of Mississippi. While some people have a community, city or a few counties depending on them, she has the entire state of Mississippi.  Everyday she has to maintain legal records and federal files on something that is affecting the entire country: foreclosures due to predatory ...

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Jason Dean

A  Jackson native, Jason Dean graduated from Wingfield High School in 1992. While at Wingfield, he played football and was a member of several student organizations. He carried that commitment to service with him to college. He was a member of many student organizations at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in international studies ...

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