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Ruth Ann Hale named director of development and public relations for The Baddour Center

Ruth Ann Hale, APR has been named director of development and public relations for The Baddour Center. Hale was most recently director of media and community relations at Methodist Healthcare for nearly 19 years. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from the University of Memphis and is accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of ...

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KEEPING OUR EYE ON … Sophie McNeil Wolf

Sophie McNeil Wolf says she has wanted to be a writer since she was a little girl. “My godmother used to always say that I had to be the first to know it and the first to tell it,” Wolf says. “I’ve always been interested in people and their stories. I’m a creative person that’s always been drawn to pictures, ...

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Markets are improving for recycled materials

One difficulty with making a recycling program work is finding adequate buyers for the recyclable materials who will turn those into a new product. But markets for recyclables are improving with China purchasing a lot from the U.S. and major retailers such as Wal-Mart requiring their suppliers to recycle more. “Wal-Mart has been a big player there,” said Mark Williams, ...

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MVSU appoints Dr. Jacqueline Gibson as vice president of student affairs

Mississippi Valley State University has appointed Dr. Jacqueline Gibson as vice president of student affairs. A native of Morgan City, Gibson is a 15-year higher education professional. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 1991 from Mississippi Valley State University. In the fall of 1991, she entered the University of Akron in Ohio and completed a master’s degree in ...

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Waggoner Engineering involved with many ‘game changer’ economic development projects in the state

Waggoner Engineering has played a major role in some of the largest economic development projects in the state. “Waggoner has been really blessed with great opportunities to be involved with major projects that have served as ‘game-changers’ for Mississippi,” said Joe Waggoner, PE, PLS, chairman & CEO, Waggoner Engineering. “Two obvious projects with statewide impact are site and infrastructure development ...

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team

Before the New Orleans Saints take the field, John Fayard Moving and Warehousing crews have to deliver the footballs, uniforms, video equipment and tons of other black and gold equipment from the team training facility to the Mercedes Benz Superdome. For out-of-town games, Fayard hauls equipment to the New Orleans airport and a second crew drives to the hosting stadium. ...

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Dr. Nancy Speed, Dr. Gary Krebs and Dr. Scott Piland assume new roles at Southern Miss

In an effort to create better synergy, while strengthening the overall administrative structure, the School of Human Performance and Recreation at the University of Southern Mississippi has instituted a significant reorganization plan. Under the new restructuring, the school will include three assistant directors, three administrative assistants and a coordinator of student services. Those assuming the roles of assistant directors and ...

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Park Ranger Jane Farmer receives Freeman Tilden Award

Park Ranger Jane Farmer from Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi is the 2013 recipient of the National Park Service’s Freeman Tilden Award for interpretive excellence. The honor recognizes Farmer for her role in connecting American Indian students to their ancestral homelands in the park.

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Municipal recycling makes sense for the economy and the environment

Some cities say recycling is just too expensive and difficult, particularly to get a large enough percentage of households to participate to make the program cost effective. The City of Ridgeland, which for the second time in three years has been given the Local Government Recycler of the Year Award by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), has proven ...

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