Oct. 19, 2001
EMBDC directors name members of executive committee
The Board of Directors of the East Mississippi Business Development Corp. named its executive committee Thursday for the next year.
Serving on the committee with Chairman Tommy Dulaney are Wallace Strickland, president and chief executive officer of Rush Health Systems; Leslie Usher, president of Great Southern National Bank; Jimmy Alexander, president and owner of A &B Electric; and George Meyers, human resources director of Delco Remy International.
Gulfport National Guard unit activated
GULFPORT (AP) Members of Gulfport's Air National Guard's 255th Air Control Squadron will travel to Texas Friday morning in support of the homeland defense mission Operation Noble Eagle.
About 50 members of the 255th are to provide an operationally ready control and reporting center in support of air operations and emergency contingencies, Lt. Col. Tim Powell said in a statement.
The unit is scheduled to complete its mission in Texas and return to Gulfport in approximately two months.
The activation of the Gulfport unit is the state's second call-up of National Guard troops. On Tuesday some 100 members of Meridian's 186th Air Refueling Wing were called to duty.