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PASS CHRISTIAN -- As she watches oystermen disappear out onto the Mississippi Sound from her office window, Darlene Kimball can still see the slab of concrete where she grew up, where the family business began and where she learned the ins and outs of South Mississippi seafood industry.
BILOXI -- Three decades ago, Doug Blom didn't even want to take the job as float designer for the Gulf Coast Carnival Association. On Fat Tuesday, he will watch Mardi Gras floats he created roll through Biloxi for the 32nd time.
MOSS POINT -- As soon he pressed play on his iPhone, a soft beat filled the speakers in the empty sanctuary, and Jerry Thompson shuffled to the stage of the church he grew up in.