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Firm names new VPs

Ross & Yerger has promoted Marilyn Jones to vice president in its Tupelo office. Jones been employed with Ross & Yerger since 1986. Jones was chosen as Insurance Woman of the Year by the Insurance Women of Northeast Mississippi in 2004. Larry Furr has also been promoted to vice president in the firm’s Jackson office. Furr has been with Ross ...

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BankPlus hires, promotes

BankPlus has hired Robert Hawkins as officer and credit analyst in the bank’s administration office. Hawkins has over eight years of experience in the banking industry and was most recently employed by M&F Bank. A native of Clinton, Hawkins is a graduate of Hinds Community College and Mississippi College. In the community, Hawkins is a member of the City of ...

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Mullins offers advice

Andrew Mullins, chief of staff to the chancellor and assistant professor of education at the University of Mississippi, was recently invited by the Commission on Presidential Debates to meet in Washington, D.C., with representatives from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., the University of Denver in Colorado and Centre College in Danville, Ky. Representatives from ...

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Weill joins MVT

Terry P. Weill has joined Mississippi Valley Title as vice president, state manager-Mississippi and associate title council. Weill is licensed to practice law in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas and has over 19 years of legal experience. Of these 19 years, Weill served for 10 years as in-house counsel for two large corporations, including as a vice president, general counsel for ...

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Loftin retiring after 42 years

Marion County circuit clerk Jesse Loftin is retiring after nearly 42 years of service to the state of Mississippi. Prior to his time as the court clerk, Loftin worked as an investigator for both the state Fire Marshall’s Office and the state attorney general where he looked into white-collar crimes. WDAM-TV reported his first job with the state of Mississippi ...

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Donaldson wins award

Mississippi State University faculty member Janet R. Donaldson is earning a prestigious award for her work with food-borne illness-causing bacteria. The Charles C. Randall Lectureship Award is given annually to an outstanding young faculty member by the South Central Branch of the American Society for Microbiology. Donaldson, an assistant professor of biological sciences, earlier this month formally accepted the honor ...

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SmartSynch welcomes Van Denover

SmartSynch has hired Tom Van Denover as senior vice president of sales. He will lead the company’s global sales efforts. Van Denover brings to the company more than 28 years of experience leading sales teams and directly selling to utilities worldwide. His successful career includes executive positions with Tropos Networks Inc., where he served as senior vice president of worldwide ...

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Threadgill named interim leader

An administrator with almost 20 years of experience as an Extension educator at Mississippi State University is serving as interim head of the Extension service’s statewide youth program. Paula Threadgill will lead the Department of 4-H Youth Development, pending final approval. She will continue as leader for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences. Threadgill is originally from Livingston, Ala., and participated ...

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Employees honored for service

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored employees with December anniversary dates for their years of service to the hospital. Service Awards are given to employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with five years and every fifth year following. Mississippi State Hospital December service award recipients include: Kendrick Hamilton of Jackson, 10 years; Linda Kirk of Jackson, ...

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Hilpert re-elected to chair

Delta State University president Dr. John M. Hilpert was re-elected as chair of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Hilpert will serve a third one-year term. He assumed the duties of chair in early 2010. He is one of only two Mississippi university presidents to hold the position with the educational accreditation agency, and joins ...

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