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    GCW awards 2 business grants

    A home-staging company and a counseling firm are the inaugural winners in a grant program designed to help women entrepreneurs elevate their businesses. Powerful Minds Counseling LLC and Sophisticated Staging LLC received PowHER grants worth $2,500 and $1,500, respectively. The PowHER program, a Gulf Coast Woman initiative accomplished in partnership with the Mississippi Gulf Coast […]

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    Honoring thy mother

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture Hair and makeup by Heather Dubuisson, HD Hair and Makeup Standing at a petite 4 feet, 10 inches tall, Nell Cowart possesses a fierceness and feistiness that belie her small stature. “My mom was a hard worker; I remember her holding three jobs simultaneously, as well as taking classes to […]

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    A veteran’s journey

    From her great-grandfather and grandfathers to her spouse, cousins, aunts and uncles, Kimberly Layne Golson has a veteran-filled family tree. As a retired senior chief cryptologic technician with the U.S. Navy, Golson has carried on that tradition. Now living with her husband, L.V. Golson Jr., in the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Gulfport, the mother […]

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    Don’t get caught unprepared

    Click the image to view the Seniors Blue Book Aging, whether it’s happening to us or our loved ones, tends to catch us by surprise. Although we all expect to get older and eventually need more assistance, we put off thinking about it until we absolutely must. And when that happens, we find ourselves woefully […]

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    Meet our featured doctors

    Photography by Brandi Stage Portraiture They practice dentistry, oncology and interventional cardiology respectively, but the doctors featured on our October cover share a passion for medicine, a love for people and optimism about the future of their fields. Meet Dr. Clifford J. Cook, Dr. Sidra Khalid and Dr. Cherie Champagne — three physicians who personify compassionate […]

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    Survivor story: Belinda Hosli Tipton

    Retired educator Belinda Hosli Tipton had a history of migraine headaches, but the one she suffered on July 1 was different. She woke up during the night with an excruciating headache and heart palpitations. She soon lost control of her body and yelled to her husband, Jeff, for help. After she’d reached the hospital, tests […]

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