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WOODS: Outdoors retailers start small, then expand

It is often quoted that small businesses in America are the lifeblood of new business starts and expansions. How many such Mississippi businesses can we think of that virtually started in a garage before they became highly recognized national companies in their own right? Peavey Electronics, Primos and Mossy Oak come immediately to mind. There are dozens of others I ...

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WISEMAN: A bold stroke for religious liberty in Mississippi public schools

In March 14, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed what may become landmark legislation clarifying and guaranteeing religious freedom in Mississippi’s public schools. It can be said that it is so far-reaching that it affects all religious believers and those who have no religious beliefs at all. As might have been expected, a number of organizations whose existence depend on their ...

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Firm’s attorneys make news

Mike Graves of Graves & Palmertree, PLLC, in Hernando has been selected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. Also, Graves & Palmertree, PLLC, attorney Brad Palmertree was recently chosen to participate in the Mississippi Bar’s 2013 Leadership Forum. Finally, Elizabeth Smitherman has joined the firm. Smitherman’s practice will focus on creditors’ rights and general civil litigation.

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Owens handed gavel

Ed Blakeslee has officially passed the gavel to Bob Owens, the incoming president of the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Owens served as vice president of the board during Blakeslee’s term. Trustee Aubrey Patterson will serve as vice president during Owens’ term. Owens was appointed to the IHL board by Gov. Haley Barbour in 2004. His ...

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Corps adds Mosley

Charlene Mosley, a native of Houston, Miss., is the newest member of the Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District family. Mosley, a graduate of Houston High School, was recently selected for a position in the Vicksburg District’s regulatory office. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Mississippi, and earned her master’s degree in biology from Alcorn State ...

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Ingalls gives awards

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has honored five teams and three individuals with “President’s Awards for Excellence” for their outstanding and innovative work on shipbuilding projects. Donny Dorsey is head of operations at the Gulfport Composite Center of Excellence, and led the facility through manufacturing innovation and the successful delivery of two large composite structures for the U.S. Navy. ...

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MSH honors three employees

    Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with March anniversary dates for their years of service, and several employees were recognized for providing 20 or more years of service to the hospital. Anita Smith of Pearl, Jimmy Davis of Brandon and Tina Welborn of Pearl were all honored for providing two decades of service. Smith is a quality management ...

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Harvey named finalist

The National Small Business Association recently selected local business woman, Socorro Harvey, president of NVision Solutions Inc., as a top five finalist for the 2013 Lew Shattuck Advocate of the Year Award. Harvey was honored in a ceremony at the White House by the NSBA and President Barack Obama in recognition of her dedication to the development, growth and mentoring ...

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Foundation unveils class

The Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation has announced 20 Gulf Coast leaders to participate in the 2013 Masters Program. The program was developed in 2007 to identify and develop emerging leaders of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The class members are: Charles Beasley, president and CEO, Mississippi Enterprise for Technology Inc. (MSET); Jennifer D’Aquilla, vice president-risk management, Roy Anderson Corp.; ...

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BMA makes staff moves

Brown, Mitchell & Alexander Inc. recently welcomed Chandra Nicholson, P.E., to the staff of BMA, Nicholson joins the firm as a professional engineer in the Biloxi office. She received her bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University in 1995 as well as earned her MBA from William Carey College in 2005. Also, BMA has promoted Benjamin ...

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