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Balch & Bingham beefs up to add new law practice areas

Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham has added 13 associates to its roster of more than 250 attorneys and lobbyists in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., including additional attorneys in the Jackson and Gulfport offices. Alan Rogers, managing partner of the 91-year-old firm, said the staffing increase is part of a move to establish several new practice areas. “Most recently, ...

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State, federal charges brought in MDMR probe

JACKSON, Mississippi — The former director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, his son and others have been indicted on federal charges, including conspiring to use the agency’s money to buy property in which some of them had a financial interest. Officials also say five former employees of the agency have been indicted on state charges after an investigation ...

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Mississippi College School of Business hosts 2013 Financial Summit

As millions of people examine America’s latest monthly jobs report, and nervous investors check today’s economic news on Wall Street, the Mississippi College School of Business is inviting state leaders to explore the timely topic of personal finance. Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, and State Treasurer Lynn Fitch are among the speakers coming to the November 13 ...

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AIDS-research pioneer, match.com founder are Innovate conference speakers

Innovate Mississippi’s 14th annual Conference on Technology Innovation features two speakers from opposite sides of the spectrum, but a lineup that Innovate president and CEO Tony Jeff calls “one of the best we have ever had.” The two-day conference begins Tuesday at the Jackson Convention Complex. Tickets are $75. Visit www.innovatemsconference.com to view the complete agenda and to register online. ...

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USM's ROTC program gets reprieve on shutdown

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has persuaded the Army to delay its plans to include the University of Southern Mississippi on a list of collegiate Reserve Officer Training Corps programs targeted for closing over the next two years. Southern Miss landed on the list of 13 programs targeted for closing after failing to meet ROTC enrollment and graduation levels. Bryant declared ...

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Bridge dedicated, named for late legislator

CHICKASAW COUNTY — A bridge in Chickasaw County will now be called the Representative William “Billy” E. Bowles Memorial Bridge. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that the bridge was dedicated to the late Mississippi lawmaker in a ceremony yesterday in Houston. The bridge is located west of Houston at the intersection of Mississippi Highways 8 and 15. Bowles served 20 years ...

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Pipe fittings manufacturer finds site for plant

ACKERMAN — Mississippi Forge, a manufacturer of pipe fittings, will locate a plant in Ackerman in North Mississippi. The company announced yesterday that the $9-million corporate investment will create 60 new jobs over three years. Mississippi Forge is locating in the facility formerly occupied by Ackerman Forge. The same facility once housed Taylor Forge, which operated in 1960’s before becoming ...

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Tupelo's NMHS names Shane Spees as new president/CEO

TUPELO, Mississippi — A national search for the new leader of North Mississippi Health Services netted a candidate that has strong ties to the Tupelo community. Shane Spees, a native of Tupelo who started his career in health care under the tutelage of Dan Wilford, a highly-respected and long-time administrator at North Mississippi Medical Center, has accepted the position effective ...

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