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Stacey Pickering wins Patriot Award

State Auditor Stacey Pickering has received the Patriot Award from ESGR, Employer Support Of The Guard and Reserve. The award was presented to Pickering, a chaplain in the Mississippi Air National Guard, for his support of employees who are members of the National Guard and Reserve. Pickering was nominated for the award by Susan Syverson, an investigator with the State ...

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U.S. Army engineers recognize inventors

A pair of researchers with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) have been recognized for their significant contributions to the Army’s selection as a 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators Award. Bartley Durst and Toney Cummins with the ERDC Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) were named two of the top 20 inventors in the Army for 2009-2011. An ...

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North Mississippi State Hospital honors Aundra Agnew

Aundra Agnew was recently named 2012 Employee of the Year for North Mississippi State Hospital. Agnew has worked at the hospital since it was opened in 1999, and has served as a mental health technician and is currently serving as the accounts payable officer. Agnew is a graduate of Union University with a degree in social work. Her previous work ...

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Mary Cracchiolo Spain takes top public relations award

Public Relations Association of Mississippi-Mississippi Beach Chapter has presented Mary Cracchiolo Spain with the 2013 Rex E. Kelly Professional Achievement Award. Spain competed with other professional achievement nominees from across Mississippi at the PRAM state conference in April. She was selected as the state winner and will serve as Mississippi’s nominee for the Professional Achievement Award at the Southern Public ...

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USM brings in Douglas Vinzant

Longtime higher education administrator Dr. Douglas Vinzant has been named the new vice president for finance and administration at the University of Southern Mississippi. His appointment was pending before the State Institutions of Higher Learning board at press time. Vinzant comes to Southern Miss after serving as vice president for finance and administration at St. Cloud University in Minnesota. He ...

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Port restoration in key phase with $55.8 million award for wharf work

GULFPORT, Mississippi — Work is set to begin June 6 on building a new wharf face for the west pier of the Port of Gulfport, a project that marks a key phase in restoring the port nearly destroyed almost a decade ago by hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi State Port Authority awarded Hattiesburg-based L&A Contracting a $55.8 million contract Thursday to ...

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Marc Slatterly presents at United Nations event

Marc Slattery, professor of pharmacognosy at the University of Mississippi, recently presented a seminar at the United Nations Intersessional Workshop on Marine Genetic Resources in New York. The seminar, “Marine Genetic Resources: Benefit Sharing and Obstacles,” outlined issues associated with researching marine resources in foreign waters. In his seminar, Slattery proposed that investigating countries should offer reasonable incentives, such as ...

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BancorpSouth names new officers

BancorpSouth Inc. has promoted Jeannie McNinch to senior vice president and controller and Will Fisackerly to senior vice president and director of corporate finance. McNinch, an Amory native, previously served as senior vice president in financial reporting at BancorpSouth. She has been with the company for 10 years. She received both a bachelor of professional accountancy degree and master of ...

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City of Greenville hires Korey Adams

Greenville City Council recently voted to hire Korey Bennett Adams for the manager position in the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Adams attended Jackson State University and majored in psychology. In 1998, Adams graduated at the top of his class with magna cum laude honors. After college, Adams took a position as career counselor and later as a ...

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