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Campbell running Center

Dr. Shannon Campbell, a veteran of economic development at all levels, has been named the new director of The Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern Mississippi. Campbell, a Taylorsville native, has spent the previous 17 years at Jones County Junior College, including the last five as dean of Liberal Arts, ...

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Duties on Vietnamese catfish a start but may have come too late

A Commerce Department decision to put duties on frozen catfish fillets exported from Vietnam helps to level the competitive field but may have come too late to reverse a substantial decline in U.S. production. The Commerce Department ruling is an about-face for the trade regulatory agency that has refused pleas from catfish producers in Misssissippi and elsewhere in the Mid ...

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Moreno-Bernal promoted

Verizon Wireless has named Norma Moreno-Bernal associate director-indirect sales for the Houston/Gulf Coast Region of Verizon Wireless. Moreno-Bernal brings to this position more than 14 years of wireless industry sales experience. She joined Verizon Wireless as field representative-indirect sales in 1997. In her most recent position as district manager-indirect sales for the Houston/Gulf Coast Region’s Houston district, she led her ...

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Hummel made provost

William Carey University alumnus Scott Hummel is his alma mater’s new provost and executive vice president. Hummel, the school’s vice president of advancement and church relations since 2008, will help WCU president Tommy King with the university’s day-to-day operations, allowing King to focus on strategic planning and the “big-vision” types of things for the university. King called Hummel, a 1987 ...

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Woods named superintendent

Jerry Woods is the new superintendent of Okolona School District. Woods currently is a scholastic auditor for the State of Arkansas. He brings experience as superintendent at school districts in Tennessee and Arkansas. The Okolona district went into conservatorship in February 2010 due to poor academic rankings and financial instability. The school board was dissolved and the superintendents’ post vacated ...

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McCullough wins award

Micah McCullough, CCIM, vice president, UCR Properties, LLC, a division of the Underwood Companies, was named the 2012 Commercial Realtor of the Year by the Mississippi Commercial Association of Realtors (MCAR). The group commended McCullough’s commitment to the association, the Realtor values and the commercial real estate community. McCullough was also appointed as the 2013 president for MCAR. He serves ...

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Council appoints Seale

The American Legislative Exchange Council has appointed C. Stevens Seale as chairman of the Private Enterprise Advisory Council, a group of business, trade association, nonprofit and academic leaders that provides counsel and support to ALEC legislative members. As a state senator, Seale served as chairman of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force and also served on the Civil Justice ...

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Bank welcomes Little

Bobby Little has officially joined Community Bank as senior vice president in the Brandon office. Little has more than 22 years of experience in the banking industry and was most previously with Allstate Insurance as an agent. A Grenada native, he is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelors of business administration. He has also been an instructor ...

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‘GMA’ features Burley

Mary Burley, a housekeeper at Keesler Air Force Base’s Fisher House, retired recently with 45 years of service to visitors at base lodging facilities. Burley was featured on “Good Morning America” as part of a feature series called “Giving Back” by Mississippi native Robin Roberts.

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Jackson receives award

Donald Jackson, a professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, has received the C.A. Schultz Conservation award from the American Fisheries Society. Jackson, a Sharp Distinguished Professor of Fisheries, received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Arkansas and his doctorate from Auburn University. Since 1986, he has conducted research and taught in MSU’s ...

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