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Reynolds adds attorneys

The Law Firm of Jeffery P. Reynolds, P.A., has added attorneys Carson Thurman and Pamela N. Grady to the firm. Both attorneys will focus their practice on oil and gas/environmental litigation, litigation on behalf of creditors, construction litigation, corporate litigation and general litigation. Thurman is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Tennessee. He graduated in 2001 ...

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Harper added at Renasant

Columbus banking veteran Bobby Harper has joined Renasant Bank as a senior vice president and business development officer. Prior to joining Renasant, Harper served over 40 years as an executive banker in the Golden Triangle region. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Delta State University and attended the Graduate School of Banking at LSU. Harper contributes to ...

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McAfee named to board

Dr. Dalton H. McAfee, extension administrator at Alcorn State University, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC). McAfee will serve on the ADEC executive committee that officially represents 1890 institutions. A native of Brandon, McAfee holds a doctorate from Ohio State University, a master’s degree from Tuskegee University and a bachelor’s degree ...

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Taking the ‘offshore’ route

Becoming a State Farm insurance agent was not a route that was a straight road for Jeff Zachary. This second-generation agent began his working life as a petroleum engineer after graduating from Mississippi State University in 1985. However, getting that first engineering job was not without challenges. “When I graduated from college, the price of oil had dropped from an ...

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Q&A: Tony Jeff, president and CEO of Mississippi Technology Alliance

Ball State report highlights need for more venture capital Tony Jeff is the president and CEO of the Mississippi Technology Alliance, a nonprofit organization striving to drive innovation and technology-based businesses in Mississippi. Jeff is a Clinton native who studied industrial engineering at Mississippi State University and earned an MBA as well as a master’s in engineering from Northwestern University. ...

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Truhett earns promotion

GodwinGroup recently promoted Jennie Truhett to brand manager. As brand manager, Truhett will continue to work closely with clients to develop an effective strategy that meets their marketing objectives. A native of Grenada, she is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received a bachelor of business administration in marketing communications. Truhett joined Godwin Group in 2007.

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No regrets from now profitable Cadence Bank

Relief and optimism have replaced last summer’s struggle for survival for Starkville’s Cadence National Bank. The new lease on life for the multi-state regional bank came courtesy of a nearly $150 million capital infusion from Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston, Texas, banking investment group that swooped in last October to take over Cadence after the bank had agreed to an ...

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Stion: Bankruptcy not in the plans

As the photovoltaics industry took a hit with the bankruptcy of Evergreen Solar, Stion announced a Sept. 16 ribbon cutting for its Hattiesburg plant. While some industry experts speculate more solar companies may also fail or move production to China, Stion and other manufacturers feel secure with thin-film technology. Evergreen used solar wafer technology, which was favored by investors in ...

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USDA-ARS appoints Tucker

USDA-ARS administrator Dr. Edward Knipling announced the appointment of Archie Tucker as the Mid South assistant area director. Tucker is a native of Leland and has also been very active in civic affairs. Archie’s civic activities have led to other personal recognition including the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005 and the Herbert White Preeminence Award for Achievement in Excellence from ...

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