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New post for Boydstun

Regions Bank has named John Boydstun vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Boydstun has seven years of banking experience, and most recently served as a community banking relationship manager for Regions in Baton Rouge. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his M.B.A. from the University of Mobile. He is ...

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Carter to run new unit

Central Mississippi Medical Center has chosen Julie A. Carter, RN, as nurse manager for the hospital’s new ACE unit scheduled to open in early 2013. A Terry native, Carter brings a wealth of experience in elder care to her position. For the past 14 years she has worked in nursing team management around Jackson. She has additionally served as nurse ...

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Wamsley starts research

Kelley Wamsley is a new assistant professor in Department of Poultry Science at Mississippi State University. Wamsley is building a research program focused on developing new cost-effective diets for poultry. She and her colleagues are also researching other feed with the goal of saving producers money on poultry diets. Wamsley, a West Virginia native, earned her bachelor’s degree in animal ...

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Presley retiring at CCC

Dr. Vivian Mathews Presley, president of Coahoma Community College for more than two decades, and the first woman to head a community or junior college in Mississippi, will retire June 30. Johnny McGlown, chairman of the board of trustees, says a search committee has been organized to name her successor. He says the application deadline is Feb. 22. Presley was ...

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Hope springs eternal for everyone of us

As I look back at 2012 and forward into 2013, the one thing that keeps coming to mind is hope and one of my favorite movie quotes. At the end of the movie Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne — in a letter to Red, played by Morgan Freeman — writes “Remember Red, hope is a good thing. maybe the best of ...

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State takes a hit on Twin Creeks

Twin Creeks will not be making solar panels in Senatobia. The company has been sold, and the buyer will not honor the agreement the company had made with the state. In 2011, lawmakers approved a $50 million loan package, about half of which the company got from the state to build an 80,000 square-foot production facility and to buy equipment. ...

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Third time a charm for ‘high-gravity’

In April, Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2878. It wasn’t just any piece of legislation. It was the payoff for years of hard work by a grassroots beer advocacy organization that had sought to raise Mississippi’s cap on beer alcohol content. The bill raised the cap from 5 percent, which was the lowest in the U.S., to 8 percent ...

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Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake

Hurricane Isaac leaves damage, memories of Katrina in its wake On Aug. 28, almost seven years to the day Hurricane Katrina struck the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hurricane Isaac blasted the same area. Though only a Category 2 storm, Isaac’s arrival at high tide, its direction and slow movement caused widespread damage and destruction across South and Central Mississippi from storm ...

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Read December 28 issue of MBJ

>> OUR TOP STORIES OF 2012 Hurricane Isaac, the Mississippi River, Republicans, GreenTech Automotive and “high gravity” legislation were some of the biggest stories of the year Also in this week’s paper: >> MORE TOP STORIES MPC coal plant awaits court ruling, Twin Creeks falls through, remembering Mayor Chuck Jordan >> MBJ-TV Glen Campbell, Mitt Romney and Bill Clinton star ...

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