Jackson, Miss.

ADI said Monday that it has opened a pair of new branches, both in the Southeast. ADI is now operating in Jackson, Miss. and Mobile, Ala.

My parents taught me the harder you work, the luckier you get. My father had a gas station in Washington, D.C. He had some health issues, so they moved back home to Jackson and he got into the millwork business, then the homebuilder business. Then he started supplying himself with merchandise, and that’s how he got into the appliance and electronics business. Mom was the bookkeeper with all of it. My father was known as Cowboy. He was larger than life. He was the kind of person who could walk into a room of a thousand people, and within a very short period

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