• The Signature Q&A: Toby Barker

    What is your idea of happiness?
    Sitting in a room, looking around and knowing that there’s no place in the world you’d rather be.

    What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    I have a difficult time living in the moment.

    What is your most prized possession?
    The American flag that covered my grandfather’s casket; E.D. “Red” McKinney was a tech sergeant in the European Theatre in WWII and the greatest man who ever lived.

  • The Signature Q&A: Scott Covington

    Scott Covington, 44, is a business analyst at Coca-Cola Bottling Company with a B.A. from Texas A&M University. Undefeated as both a college and professional football coach, Scott enjoys playing golf, attending USM football and baseball games and currently holds the (self-appointed) title of World’s Greatest Dad. 

     

    What is your idea of happiness?
    Good food, good drinks and lots of laughs!

    What is your greatest fear?
    Letting down my family.

  • Signature Q&A: Michelle Hopson

    Michelle is a current stay-at-home mom and a head football coach’s wife. She and her husband, Jay, have two daughters; Hyde (16), Hannah (14). Michelle enjoys cooking healthy meals, exercise, football, spending time with her daughters and husband, watching their activities, volunteering at church and in the community.

  • Signature Q&A: Justin Martin

    Justin Martin is the general manager of WUSM and a media law instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a B.S. in Mass Communication, Recording Industry: Management from Middle Tennessee State University, a JO. from MS College School of Law and a Ph.D. A.8.0. in Mass Communication from USM; He is an audio engineer, producer and bass player. He is proud to work for WUSM, which has been voted Best Radio Station in the Pine Belt for four years in a row.

     

  • Signature Q&A: Rebecca Chandler

    Rebecca Chandler is the daughter of Wanda and Terry Chandler of Vance, Ala.. She has a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is the owner, instructor and choreographer at Hattiesburg Ballroom and Beyond, and the creator, producer and choreographer for Hattiesburlesque. She is also the head coach of the Southern Misses dance team.

     

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  • Signature Q&A: Charles Dawe

    Charles Dawe, 31, is a full-time, licensed Realtor in Hattiesburg at RE/MAX Real Estate Partners. He has a BBA in real estate from Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. He is a member of the Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership, Public Relations Assoc. of Mississippi, Pine Belt Young Professional Network, Hattitesburg Historic Neighborhood Assoc., Greater Homebuilders Assoc., Mississippi Economic Council ahd has more than 9 years experience in real estate, marketing and sales.

  • Signature Q&A: Cary Hudson

    Cary Hudson was born 53 years ago at Forrest General Hospital, and hails from Sumrall Mississippi. Today, he takes turns staying in New Orleans and at his cabin on Hayden's Creek in Covington County...it’s the best of both worlds! He is a guitarist with the Piney Woods Players and partner in the Piney Woods Picnic.   he has a teenage daughter, Anna Gayle. He is also a beekeeper with his gal, Jennifer Forbes. He considers himself one lucky guy.   

     

    What is your idea of happiness?
    Making other people happy with music.

     

  • Signature Q&A: Adrienne Hicks Garanich

    Adrienne Hicks Garanich, 38, is co-owner of Blooms A Garden Shop,  The Bay Bed & Breakfast and Celebrations. She has a bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and bachelor of arts in French from The University of Southern Mississippi. She and husband, Bill, have two kids, William (4) and Alexandra (21 months). She said travel looks a little different these days with two kids in tow, but it’s still what she lovesto do most, especially international travel. When she worked in advertising, honors and awards were important.

  • Signature Q&A: Jamie Farris

    Jamie Farris earned a Bachelor degree from Mississippi State University, and a Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Public Health from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is married to Misty Farris, and they have two daughters – Abby, 13, and Madelyn, 9. When he is not working, he enjoys hunting, fishing, working out, golf and trying to educate himself on new wine or spirits for the store.

     

    What is your idea of happiness?
    At the beach with my wife and a drink

     

  • Signature Q&A: Abigail Allen

    Abigail Allen is a native Southern Californian who graduated from The Music Institute of Technology in 1988. Directly after graduating she was hired by Sam Harris in the musical theater production of "Hardcopy". She then toured with Adam Ant as a back up singer and worked as a singer/songwriter in the music business for the next 15 years writing music for Melrose Pl., Beverly Hills 90210, the Olympics ad campaigns and the X games just to name a few.

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