• Signature Q&A: Cody Morse

    Cody Morse, 28, hails from Perry County, but headed to the Hub City once his persona grew larger than life. Morse is a bartender at The Porter Pub in downtown by trade, a trendsetter by nature. He enjoys guest-hosting Tuesday night trivia at The Porter, dressed to the nines. A member of Hattiesburlesque and a friend to all, Morse enjoys promoting Hattiesburg and hopes to make it a lil more glittery. Morse says he has a beautiful family of friends and enjoys dancing, sewing, and just being out in the Pine Belt.

    What is your idea of happiness?

  • Signature Q&A: Meg Paul

    Meg Paul was born in 1961 at the naval hospital in Portsmouth, Virginia. The family moved to the Hub City in 1965 when her father joined Hattiesburg Clinic. She started kindergarten at Monte Vista Kindergarten (corner of Arlington Loop and South 31st). She attended Hattiesburg Public Schools, graduating from HHS in 1979. She later earned a B.S. in Special Education from Mississippi State and returned to Hattiesburg and taught in the HPSD. Paul has been married to the ultimate Golden Eagle, Joe Paul, since 1987.

  • The Signature Q&A: Jaime Jiménez

    Dr. Jaime Jiménez, 57, is Chief Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at Southern Eye Center. He has completed more than 50,000 procedures in his career and was the first full-time retinal surgeon in South Mississippi. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and lectured on almost every continent. Dr. Jimenez has five children and two grandchildren and is currently engaged to be married. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, riding motorcycles and listening to music. “Music has been with me since I can remember,” he said.

  • Signature Q&A: Vixon Sullivan

    What is your idea of happiness?

    Happiness is the fruit of self-acceptance, freedom of expression, and the ability to give and share.

     

    What is your greatest fear?

    Being restricted from enjoying life to the fullest. Especially through isolation and poor health.

     

    What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? At times, I let circumstantial resistance and other emotions impose on my confidence.

     

    What is the trait you most deplore in others?

  • Signature Magazine Q&A: Brittany Purvis

    What is your idea of happiness? 
    Being at home with my boyfriend and our two cats.

    What is your greatest fear? 
    Being alone.

    What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    Reading a text and then forgetting to reply.

    What is the trait you most deplore in others?  
    Not using their blinker and also being closed-minded.
       
    What is your most prized possession?
    My fur coat.

  • The Signature Q&A: Sarah Newton

    What is your idea of happiness?
    That magical moment when the people you love most all are happy.

    What is your greatest fear?
    Not preparing my children to be happy, self-sufficient adults.

    What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
    Procrastination.

    What is the trait you most deplore in others? 
    Hubris.

  • 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.

     

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