After building the first four Holiday Inns in
Mike Sturdivant, of
By 1976, when Studivant sat down to reflect on twenty years in the business, their company, Mississippi Management was operating over 2000 hotel rooms.
Today, MMI of Flowood. operates over 100 properties throughout the southeast.
Over the years, commercial fishermen and conservationists have often viewed each other as adversaries.
Peter Floyd of
Floyd explains how a life-long interest in herpetology, the study of reptiles and amphibians, led to a second career as a turtle researcher.
Floyd sees in the Gulf, an abundant variety of marine life. He feels that over-regulation of the fishing industry is costing the state millions in lost income.
Founded in 1876, P&J Oyster Company of
Al Sunseri explains that oyster shucking has always been done by immigrants. He laments having to lay off long-time employees. He marvels at the out-pouring of support for their company as they look to the future.
P&J Oysters can be found online at Oysterlovers.com.
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, British Petroleum established a program to compensate those affected. Roscoe Liebig, a shrimper from Pas Christian, says that program was poorly administered and rife with fraudulent claims.
Liebig has noticed that young people are no longer choosing a career in the shrimping industry. He wonders about the future of the industry.