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FHWA gives approval for proposed U.S. 45 bypass

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has received approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the environmental sssessment of the U.S. 45 Columbus Bypass project in Lowndes County. The purpose for the environmental assessment was to address the social, economic and environmental impacts of constructing a U.S. 45 four-lane facility on new alignment in the Columbus area. ...

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Tronox initiates price increase to offset rising costs

HAMILTON — Tronox Inc., on behalf of its subsidiary companies, has announced a price increase of $60 per ton for sodium chlorate, effective immediately. The price increase applies to list prices or as contracts allow. Tronox said this pricing action is driven by continued increases in manufacturing costs from rising energy prices and other key cost drivers in the production ...

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Hall of Fame physicians

The Forrest General Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that six local physicians have been chosen as inductees for the third annual Doctors’ Hall of Fame. The Doctors’ Hall of Fame is organized by the hospital’s foundation to honor those physicians who have contributed to the improvement of healthcare in Hattiesburg and to the growth and excellence of Forrest General ...

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Regions names managers

Regions Bank is pleased to announce Pamela Hall has been named manager of the bank’s Edgewater Branch in Biloxi. A banking industry veteran with more than 13 years of experience, Hall previously served as district manager for American General Financial Services. A native of Tupelo, Miss., Hall received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is active ...

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Hancock names managers

Jesse Allen has been named manager of Hancock Bank’s Market Street branch in Pascagoula. A native of Pascagoula, Allen has served as a financial services associate at several coastal Hancock Bank branches, and was branch manager of Harrison Finance. He completed the Mississippi Insurance certification course, and has six years experience in the financial services industry. He is a graduate ...

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Decimated logging industry clings to hope of housing rebound

Since the mid-1990s, Mississippi’s logging industry has been sawed to a fraction of what it was. Perhaps no better illustration of that comes in the latest employment figures for the industry included in a report by the Mississippi Institute for Forest Inventory. In 1996, the industry employed 125,000 people, according to the report. By 2008, that number had dropped to ...

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Mood earns MBA degree

James T. “Tim” Mood was recently granted an MBA from Mississippi State University. He completed the program with a 3.67 GPA. Mood, 46, of Benton, is vice president of economic development with the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi. He received his bachelor of science degree from Mississippi State University in agricultural economics in 1986. He completed the Mississippi School of ...

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Investing in Florida

There’s no place like home until convention time, when many Mississippi organizations put the Magnolia State in the rearview mirror. Millions of dollars in hospitality sector spending go with those groups, as does job growth and a stronger visitor industry, said Linda McCarthy, executive director of the Jackson Convention Complex. “Certainly, Mississippi-based groups should be meeting in the state of ...

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Knowing what is most important

Great organizations have both effective leaders and managers. It is important then to understand the distinction between leading and managing. Leadership guru John P. Kotter stated, “Leadership and management are two distinctive and complementary systems of action. Both are necessary for success in an increasingly complex and volatile business environment.” In a chaotic marketplace, it is crucial to have leaders ...

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