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Engineers earn license

Marcos Rodrigues, P.E. and Jaideep Chatterjee, Ph.D., P.E., of Burns Cooley Dennis Inc., recently achieved licensure as a professional engineer in Mississippi. Chatterjee joined Burns Cooley Dennis as a geotechnical engineer in 2007. His advanced education includes a master’s degree and a doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in civil engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo. Rodrigues joined ...

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Leonard joins SFP

Stephanie Leonard has joined Strategic Financial Partners as assistant to W. Joel Bell, CFP. Leonard is a graduate of Delta State University with a BBA with emphasis in marketing and accounting.

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Trustees receive recognition

Three Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College board of trustees members were recognized for their years of service during the 2011 Mississippi Association of Community and Junior College Trustees Conference held in Biloxi. Years of Service plaques were presented to Robert Watters Jr. (Harrison County representative), 15 years; Thomas E. Hall Sr. (Stone County representative), 20 years; and, Delores Sumrall, (Jackson ...

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Political ads — gotta hate ‘em, right?

Election years are great for the ad business. Politicians spend huge sums on ad creation and placement. It’s a boon for local media outlets. But I hate it! Just seeing the mismatched, crooked collection of political signs on every corner makes me cringe. I can’t enjoy a quiet evening watching television without listening to some candidate declaring devotion to family, ...

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MOS elects officers

E. Jeff Kennedy, MD, of Capital Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic in Flowood was recently elected president of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society at the annual meeting of the state society in Biloxi. Kennedy received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mississippi and his doctor of medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery ...

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(In)justice court?

A proposed rule change that would require certain businesses to be represented by an attorney when appearing in justice court in a civil case has both the business community and justice court judges up in arms. With the proposal, known as Rule 2.12, now pending before the Mississippi Supreme Court, the justice court judges and business advocates are rallying to ...

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Toyota, workers donate to tornado relief efforts

Toyota and its Japanese employees have donated $330,000 to the tornado relief efforts to be evenly distributed between the disaster relief programs in Alabama and Mississippi. Steve St. Angelo, executive vice president of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America Inc., said, “We are grateful to our colleagues in Japan for their generosity to the tornado relief efforts particularly during ...

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Appeals panel upholds Tacker's biofuel scam conviction

NETTLETON — A federal appeals panel upheld the conviction of a Mississippi businessman for his role in defrauding a biofuels subsidy program. A three judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling yesterday. William T. “Tommy” Tacker II was convicted in 2010 on 10 counts that he conspired to defraud the U.S. ...

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Waller questions constitutionality of CON appeal

JACKSON — A lawsuit between two companies competing to operate a kidney dialysis treatment center in Montgomery County has shifted to the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Supreme Court, however, is questioning whether it should hear the case. A new state law provides that appeals of certificate of need decisions by the Department of Health go directly to the Supreme Court. ...

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New Choctaw chief election set for Sept. 6

CHOCTAW — Phyliss J. Anderson will officially kickoff her second campaign for chief of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians with an announcement Aug. 1. Anderson and incumbent Chief Beasley Denson will be on the Sept. 6 ballot. Anderson had defeated Denson in a July 5 runoff. However, the Tribal Council, citing voting irregularities, threw out the results of the election ...

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