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    Spend a day in the Bay

    By Ellis Anderson | Photos provided by BSLShoofly.com Coolest Small Beach Town. Most Charming City. Most Beautiful. Bay St. Louis usually tops about any “best of ” list in the state and frequently garners national attention. The reason? Even though it’s small, the town offers something for almost every type of visitor. And with an […]

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    Bodega

    Rickey’s Chicken and Boudin Sandwich is making a comeback at Bodega Story and photos by Ellis Anderson In a community where cooking is considered an art form, a good chef can acquire celebrity status. That’s certainly the case with Rickey Peters, who’s developed an enormous coast following in the past twenty years. Peter’s fan club has […]

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    Through her daughter’s eyes

    GCW’s digital content editor Crystal Scretching relives her mother’s journey from the Navajo Indian Reservation to boarding school and eventually to Bay St. Louis. Sunrises overlooking the Navajo Indian Reservation (Rez) shone upon herds of livestock, colorful desert land, and little houses with no electricity, no running water. When I hear my mother talk about […]

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    Raising Up Girls

    Connie Rockco, center, is surrounded by her daughters at the family home in Biloxi: Tracie Strayham Jaclyn Rockco Ducote and Shelley Rockco Scarborough. “When I was very young, I wanted four children. After my first daughter was born, I decided two children were sufficient,” says Connie Rockco. “Shelley was 3 when Jaclyn was born. I thought our […]

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    Like mother, like daughter

    “We get told we look like twins/sisters every time we are out together.” Congratulations to Jennifer Warton, mother, pictured on right, and her daughter Kaleigh Rae. They won the 2018 Gulf Coast Woman Mother-Daughter Look-alike Contest! More than 200 duos entered this year, so choosing a winner was difficult. Jennifer is a Realtor with RE/MAX […]

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    FROM GAYFERS straight up success lane

    Gayfer Girls reunite for a photo shoot at Edgewater Mall in April: Back row, from left: Celeste LaRocca, DeAnn French Alewine, Tina Ross Seamans, Susanne Herndon Simpson, Penny Sturtevant Payne, Amy Peoples Wood, Robbie Davidson, Monica C. Thomas-Hurst, Nita Frazer Derouen, Julie Smithie Milanese. Middle row: Julie McGehee Scruggs, Stephanie Seymour Harksins. Front row: Lisa […]

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    Break out of fire-fighting mode

    by Ryan Giles | Ryan@TractionStrong.com Years ago, as a young leader in my business, I seemed to have 100 things coming at me every day: questions from employees, requests from clients, emails from vendors, and much more. No matter how good I became at fighting these “fires,” I still ended each day without a sense […]

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