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Wireless companies respond rapidly to destruction from Hurricane Katrina

When Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Mississippi Gulf Coast August 29, Alltel network technicians Mark Lunsford and Vernon Walters huddled inside their respective Gulfport homes. Even though their houses withstood the category four storm, they lost electricity and were running out of food and water — with no way to communicate to managers in Jackson — when Alltel technicians dispatched ...

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Hunters hitting the woods in off-road golf carts

Ridgeland — Several years ago, Randy Watkins’ hunting buddies asked him to convert a few electric golf carts into hunting vehicles. Intrigued with the idea, he had Club Cars raised several inches off the ground, added a stronger motor and painted them camouflage. His sportsmen pals were pleased. By the time those friends told their friends, Watkins had grown a ...

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MOGA boosting outdoor tourism in the Magnolia State

Rolling into its 10th year, the Mississippi Outfitters and Guides Association (MOGA) is ramping up efforts to promote outdoor tourism in Mississippi. “Mississippi outdoors has so much to offer, and we’re doing our part to promote from within,” said MOGA president Tommy Allen. Mississippi sportsmen annually spend $671 million, and the ripple effect is $1.2 billion on the state’s economy, ...

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MEC executive Peggy Howard preparing to retire

This summer, Peggy Howard made the toughest decision of her career: to retire from her position with the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) on October 1 “…now, before I start slowing down,” she joked. “It was a tough decision because I love the programs that I have helped birth and the ones that I have inherited,” she said. “I thrive on ...

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Doing it all: Clinton agent balancing family and career

Clinton — When Cindy Ringler and her two sisters were teenagers, their mother often followed the trio around the house toting a mini-recorder and jotting notes. “I was the middle girl … and my mother was working on her master’s degree,” recalled Ringler, with a laugh. “We didn’t know she was writing a research paper on our behavior for her ...

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Insurance professionals battle stress in Katrina’s aftermath

Since August 30, John Ferrell has been on the front lines in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, traversing South Mississippi from the gulf at Gautier to the hub of Hattiesburg inspecting the voluminous damage the Category 4 storm incurred. “The further south you go, it gets worse and worse, of course,” said Ferrell, vice president of SouthGroup in Hattiesburg. “To ...

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