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William Taylor supervising state's national forests

William “Eddie” Taylor Jr. has been appointed deputy forest supervisor for national forests in Mississippi. Since 2004, Taylor, a wildlife biologist, has served as ranger on the Sabine District and later on the combined Angelina/Sabine District on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. Since 2011 he has served as acting forest supervisor in Alabama and Texas. Taylor holds a ...

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William Taylor supervising state’s national forests

William “Eddie” Taylor Jr. has been appointed deputy forest supervisor for national forests in Mississippi. Since 2004, Taylor, a wildlife biologist, has served as ranger on the Sabine District and later on the combined Angelina/Sabine District on the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. Since 2011 he has served as acting forest supervisor in Alabama and Texas. Taylor holds a ...

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Association chooses Lisa Karmacharya

Lisa Karmacharya has been named executive director of the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. She had been superintendent of the Brookhaven school system since 2011. She will work with the current association executive director Anna Hurt until Hurt retires at the end of December. Karmacharya left the Brookhaven position in June.  

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Keeping Our Eye On Reagan Jackson

Name: Reagan Jackson Age: 25 Position: Marketing & External Affairs Manager Company: Innovate Mississippi Reagan Jackson says her mentor and hero was her first boss, her grandfather O.D. Jackson. The younger Jackson says her first job ever was as an office assistant “at my Papaw’s Northside Self Storage in Philadelphia.” Jackson wanted to be a librarian as a child and ...

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While some businesses shrink Neel-Shaffer finds way to grow

The regional planning and engineering powerhouse Neel-Schaffer Inc., is headed by a chief operating officer who has accomplished a lot at an early age. Joey Hudnall, 44, a native of Columbus, graduated from Mississippi State University in 1990 with a B.S. in civil engineering. He went to work for his father’s Columbus firm, Charles Hudnall Engineering, after college, and began ...

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Alcorn State eyes spring start on modern dorms, faculty apartments

Having witnessed problems that can occur when a space crunch leaves too many students bumping up against each other, Alcorn State University is set to initiate a $25-million to $30-million expansion in late spring that will add modern dorms, faculty apartments and mixed-use retail space. The over-crowding that occurred in Dr. Christopher Brown II’s first year as president of Alcorn ...

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More state farmers favoring peanut crops

Peanuts, long associated with the states of Georgia and Virginia, are gaining favor among Mississippi farmers who are adding the nuts in rotation with their more traditional crops. Back in the 1940s it was common for Mississippi farmers to plant peanuts but they disappeared for the most part until a comeback began in 2005. Don Self, a cotton farmer in ...

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HARDWICK: Tipping still not an exact science

Tipping, a $40-billion item in the U.S. economy, is a subject about which there is no universal agreement. Although there are guidelines written about in numerous articles, it seems that the issue is getting more confusing. Some businesses have a policy against tipping. Some even say that tipping should be banned. To illustrate the wide range of views and opinions ...

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Robert Green elected national engineers president

Robert Green has been elected president of the National Society of Professional Engineers. Green is a research engineer and undergraduate coordinator for the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University. He is the second Mississippi State University engineer to serve as the organization’s president. In 1970-71, Harry Simrall, the university’s dean of engineering, served as the national ...

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Vicksburg company elevates a camping revolution

Robert Rhett found a way to keep his camping gear high and dry, and in the process may have gotten a company off the ground. Rhett, a Vicksburg native and resident, started Sierra Madre Research in 2010 to create what he called “a better camping hammock,” designed to provide elevated support for a camper and his gear. The idea, Rhett ...

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