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Cities realize hike-bike trails good for local economy

>> MDOT awards $3 million for metro area improvements Cities are realizing that hike and bike trails are not only important for citizens’ quality of life but are also a powerful economic development tools. Recently, the cities of Jackson, Ridgeland and Flowood received a collective total of $3.1 million for pedestrian trail enhancements awarded through the Mississippi Department of Transportation. ...

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Biggest Loser's Patrick House partners with WellnessPlus

WellnessPlus, a subsidiary of BankPlus, has entered into a partnership with Mississippi native Patrick House, winner of season 10 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” House will serve as spokesperson in WellnessPlus webinars as well as educate the employees of WellnessPlus client companies on the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. After winning “The Biggest Loser,” House decided to return ...

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Biggest Loser’s Patrick House partners with WellnessPlus

WellnessPlus, a subsidiary of BankPlus, has entered into a partnership with Mississippi native Patrick House, winner of season 10 of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” House will serve as spokesperson in WellnessPlus webinars as well as educate the employees of WellnessPlus client companies on the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits. After winning “The Biggest Loser,” House decided to return ...

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Harlow, Kirkpatrick, Sorge named to SPR Hall of Fame

The Southern Public Relations Hall of Fame has added three new members, honoring them for their career accomplishments and contributions to the profession. The Class of 2011 inducted into the Hall of Fame includes Sherry Harlow, APR, of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; William E. “Bud” Kirkpatrick of Hattiesburg; and Yvonne McGehee Sorge, APR, of Jackson. Harlow has served as the ...

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Former Mississippi State place kicker joins Community Bank in Tupelo

John-Michael Marlin has joined Community Bank in Tupelo as a mortgage loan officer. Marlin comes to Community Bank from Gum Tree Mortgage. Marlin is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelors of science in business administration. He also has minors in economics and business information systems. Active in the community, Marlin is a member of Business Network International, ...

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Alcorn State's Dania has work published by International Journal of Business and Social Sciences

Dr. Akash Dania, assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at Alcorn State University, had his manuscript “Diversification benefits from investing in commodity sector: the case of precious metals, industrial metals and agricultural produce” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business and Social Sciences.

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Alcorn State’s Dania has work published by International Journal of Business and Social Sciences

Dr. Akash Dania, assistant professor of finance in the School of Business at Alcorn State University, had his manuscript “Diversification benefits from investing in commodity sector: the case of precious metals, industrial metals and agricultural produce” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business and Social Sciences.

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Fellowship named for Truett S. Bufkin

The Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board (MSPB) named its research fellowship the T.S. Bufkin Doctoral Fellowship in honor of Truett S. Bufkin. It will be awarded to a candidate in soybean production research to honor the former MSPB executive secretary, who served the board since 1964. Bufkin helped to form the board and eventually move it into the national check-off once ...

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Don Smith inks deal as new marketing coordinator for People Lease

Don Smith has been added to the staff at People Lease as marketing coordinator. Smith earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in advertising with a minor in art. He brings with him over six years professional experience in marketing, graphic design and illustration. Smith has spent the last several years working for both small and large ...

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