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Center for Justice: Bryant lacks real awareness of health care needs

Gov. Phil Bryant’s pronouncement last week that hospital emergency room access ensures that all Mississippians have health care reflects a poor understanding of how healthcare works for many of the state’s families, the Mississippi Center for Justice says. Replying to Bryant’s statement in an interview with Kaiser Health News, the public-interest law firm also criticized Bryant’s refusal thus-far to accept ...

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MSU staff in news

Greta Wood, an assistant professor/instructional services librarian at Mississippi State University, is among a team of professional librarians named recently to the 75th Anniversary Task Force for the Association of College and Research Libraries. She will be one of a dozen members of the major committee responsible for planning activities as the 12,000 ACRL members, in particular, and national higher ...

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England succeeds Dobbs

Dr. Leslie England of Natchez has been appointed district health officer for Public Health District VII. Public Health District VII includes Adams, Amite, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson counties. England replaces Dr. Thomas Dobbs who is now the Mississippi State Department of Health’s state epidemiologist. England received his bachelor of science degree in microbiology in 1971 from ...

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Citizens announces changes

Kevin Brewer has been promoted to the position of Citizens National Bank’s South Mississippi regional president. Brewer joined the Bank in September 2009 as the Hattiesburg market president and senior relationship banker. He was previously employed with Cadence Bank in Starkville for nine years and gained experience in various credit administration roles before he was promoted to the position of ...

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Joffrion replaces Nichols

The Gulfport City Council has approved the appointment of Gary Joffrion as the city’s urban development director. The Sun Herald reports Joffrion, an urban development department employee, fills the vacancy left open by David Nichols, who recently became Biloxi’s chief administrative officer.

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Palmertree to retire

McComb schools superintendent Therese Palmertree has announced she will retire July 1. The school board named Palmertree interim superintendent in 2007 and she moved into the job full-time in early 2008. She succeeded Pat Cooper, who had been superintendent of the McComb School District for 10 years and who resigned to go to work in New Orleans schools. Palmertree had ...

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Anderson joins EarthCon

Ty Anderson is one of the newest members of EarthCon Consultants Inc.’s Madison office. He joins the firm after a successful eight-year consulting career helping industrial clients in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Arkansas and Tennessee. In his new role as EarthCon’s corporate health and safety manager, Anderson will help clients address a wide range of industrial hygiene and environmental ...

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Association acknowledges Walker

Dr. Royal P. Walker Jr., executive director of the University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies, has received the 2012 Outstanding Achievement Award presented by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Walker received the award during AUCD’s 2012 conference held in Washington, D.C. IDS executive director since 2008, Walker has a vast background of experience and training ...

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Green made partner

Joe Green, CPA, has been named partner at HORNE LLP. Green works from the firm’s Ridgeland location where he specializes in assurance advisory services for SEC and large private companies. Green earned his bachelor of accountancy and master of accountancy from Mississippi State University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society ...

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Magazine recognizes Beckett

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC attorney P. Ryan Beckett has been named to the PORTICO 10. For the third year, PORTICO magazine has recognized the top 10 outstanding young lawyers in the metro Jackson area who are nominated by their peers and vetted by a panel of judges. As a member of Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation Group and ...

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