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Madhu Ranade appointed Severstal GM

Severstal North America has appointed Madhu Ranade as the new general manager for its rolled steel mill in Lowndes County. He replaces Wilbur Windland, who retired after 40 years in the steel industry. Ranade comes to Severstal Columbus from AccelorMittal. Company officials say he brings with him years of experience in servicing automotive, pipe and tubing industries.  

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Craig Carter named assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall

Wiley “Craig” Carter has joined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as assistant to Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall. In his 28 years in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating the political arena. Prior to Carter’s position at MDOT, he owned Carter Consulting, a full-service, integrated marketing agency and was the ...

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Marcus Lee joins Singing River Neuroscience Center

The Singing River Health System Neuroscience Center welcomes Marcus W. Lee, MD, pediatric neurologist. Lee received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center and completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in neurology with special qualification in child neurology.  

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MSU researchers get new Extension Service roles

Mississippi State University has named two researchers to Extension Service appointments at the Delta Research and Extension Center. Entomologist Jeff Gore and rice agronomist Tim Walker will divide their work between the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station and the Extension Service. MAFES, the research arm of MSU’s agriculture division, is funded separately from Extension, MSU’s service branch. Gore has ...

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Kelly Reid completes MDMH program

Kelly Reid of Pearl River County recently graduated from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s Focus Program. Reid is the human resource director at South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis. She has been employed at SMSH since November 2007.  

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Baker Donelson welcomes Adam Gates

The Baker Donelson law firm has added Adam H. Gates to its Jackson office. Gates, who joins as an associate and a member of Baker Donelson’s Labor and Employment Group, practices labor and employment law and commercial litigation. A 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the Mississippi College School of Law, he is a member of the Mississippi Bar, Louisiana ...

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C Spire hires account executives

C Spire Business Solutions, a unit of C Spire Wireless, has made has hired four client account executives. Courtney Hooker is in the company’s Northeast Mississippi market. Hooker, who is based in Tupelo, previously worked as a senior account executive for PaeTec Communications Inc. A native of Meridian, she is a University of Mississippi graduate with a bachelor’s degree in ...

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MSU chooses Achille Messac

Achille Messac, a New York higher education administrator and faculty member, is Mississippi State University’s new engineering dean. The appointment of to lead the university’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering is pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. He will be MSU’s first African American dean. At Syracuse University, Messac has been serving ...

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Black bear sightings up in Mississippi, especially on coast

JACKSON, Mississippi — Wildlife officials say coastal Mississippi is seeing higher than normal black bear activity this year and residents should remove attractants if one’s spotted in a residential area. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says black bears mainly eat foods like berries, acorns, grasses and insects. They’re also attracted to open garbage containers, pet food, bird ...

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(BUSINESS VIDEO) James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

In this Ted Talk, James Glattfelder studies complexity: how an interconnected system — say, a swarm of birds — is more than the sum of its parts. And complexity theory, it turns out, can reveal a lot about how the economy works. Glattfelder shares a groundbreaking study of how control flows through the global economy, and how concentration of power ...

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