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HORNE stands out because of its breadth of capabilities

HORNE LLP has become not only one of the most respected accounting firms in Mississippi, but the company that started modestly in Laurel in 1962 has grown into a regional powerhouse with 40 partners in 12 offices. With more than 450 employees, HORNE LLP now ranks as the 53rd-largest accounting firm in the country and the fourth-largest firm in the ...

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Economists receive grant

A team of Mississippi State University agricultural economists recently received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study policies impacting biofuel supply chains. Keith Coble, a W.L. Giles Distinguished Professor at MSU, is the principal investigator for a project to develop a policy evaluation model to assess how state or federal policies might impact the development of the Southeastern ...

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Retired admiral hired

Retired Rear Adm. John Prendergast III has been named executive vice president of shipbuilder VT Halter Marine. Prendergast spent more than 30 years in the Navy, earning his commission in 1979 through the ROTC program at Notre Dame. He served on board the USS George Washington Carver, USS Carl Vinson and USS Theodore Roosevelt. Upon his retirement from the Navy, ...

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Munera joins staff

Memorial Behavioral Health welcomes Pedro Munera, MD, in the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry. Munera received his medical degree from Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain. He completed his internship in psychiatry at Texas Tech University at El Paso in Texas, and his residency in psychiatry at John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth in Texas. Dr. ...

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Auxiliaries install officers

The Singing River Hospital Auxiliary and the Ocean Springs Hospital Auxiliary have installed their 2012-2013 officers. At Singing River Hospital, Betty Quinn was installed as president. Jackie Chapman will serve as first vice president and Jackie Spires will serve as second vice president. Gail Nicholson will again serve as treasurer with Karen German as recording secretary and Betty Richarde as ...

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Friedman picked for board

Buffets Inc. of Egan, Minn., has appointed seasoned restaurant executive Philip Friedman to its board of directors. Friedman currently serves as chairman and CEO of Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina and as president of P. Friedman & Associates Inc. He previously served as chairman, CEO and president of McAlister’s Corporation. Friedman was awarded Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2009 Golden Chain Award honoree for ...

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Bean replacing Crawford

Stockholders of the Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) recently elected Brad C. Bean of Liberty to the FCBT board of directors. He will serve a three-year term. Bean owns a 250-cow dairy operation. His other farming interests include corn, sorghum, grass and timber. He currently chairs the Southern AgCredit board of directors and is a member of the Farm ...

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Read January 4 issue of MBJ

>> HOSPITALITY New hotel to replace Oxford’s Downtown Inn— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> HEALTHCARE NMMC implants first absorbing heart sent >> OUR VIEW Tight budget covers possible government oversight cuts >> EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Viking sale leaves Greenwood hanging >> PHIL HARDWICK Exploring disconnects between economic and community developers >> NANCY ANDERSON Lt. Gov. Reeves living ...

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Ethics Commission chief expects agency to escape budget ax

  Mississippi Ethics Commission Director Tom Hood says he has assurances that a Joint Legislative Budget Committee proposal to cut 18 percent from the tiny watchdog agency’s 2013 budget won’t be carried out. Hood attributed the proposed cut to the timing of the Budget Committee’s work. The committee directed state departments and agencies to provide it a list of vacant ...

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Cochran as Ag Committee Ranking Member boosts hopes of Mississippi farmers

Southern agriculture producers who argue new farm legislation needs more regional balance have notched a victory with selection of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi as Ranking Republican Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry for the 113th Congress: Cochran, a member of the committee for more than three decades and chairman of the panel from 2003 ...

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