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Smithville celebrates new domed gym-disaster structure as tornado recovery continues

SMITHVILLE, Mississippi — Monroe County received a check for $1.4 million Friday to put toward the cost of building the Smithville school’s new monolithic dome gym, a tornado-resistant structure that replaces the gym destroyed on April 27, 2011 by an EF5 tornado that roared through the center of town, killing 16 people. The domed gym at the Smithville Attendance Center ...

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No Bull – Authentic bullfighting coming to Jackson

JACKSON, Mississippi — Real bullfighting is coming to Jackson in December, though in this exhibition the bull lives to fight another day. Of course, the matadors enjoy no such guarantee. The inaugural Mississippi Bullfighting exhibition is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center, next to the Jackson Coliseum. The event will showcase ...

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Donny Rentfro named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center

Donny Rentfro has been named interim CEO at Natchez Regional Medical Center. Rentfro, the hospital’s chief administrative officer, will be stepping in temporarily to fill the position vacated by CEO Bill Heburn, whose three-year contract expired. Prior to working at NRMC, Rentfro was the CEO of both Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday, La., and Natchez Community Hospital.

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Army Corps of Engineers' Brad Brady presented special award

Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was recently presented the Commander’s Special Emphasis Award for his selfless service, dedication and exceptional achievement in the performance of assigned duties in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Brady recently returned from a three-month deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

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Army Corps of Engineers’ Brad Brady presented special award

Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was recently presented the Commander’s Special Emphasis Award for his selfless service, dedication and exceptional achievement in the performance of assigned duties in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Brady recently returned from a three-month deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

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Penney King named CEO at Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi has named Penney L. King, MSW, as its new president and CEO. King has worked with the Boys and Girls Clubs for 16 years across several states, including positions as a program specialist, program director, unit director, director of operations, director of teen services with the corporate office and the project director ...

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Heather L. Richie joins Hattiesburg's Hospital Care Service

Heather L. Richie, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Hospital Care Service. Richie received her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., where she also served an internal medicine internship and residency. Her professional affiliations include the American College of Physicians, Metro Medical Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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Heather L. Richie joins Hattiesburg’s Hospital Care Service

Heather L. Richie, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic’s Hospital Care Service. Richie received her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo., where she also served an internal medicine internship and residency. Her professional affiliations include the American College of Physicians, Metro Medical Association and the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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BOOK BIZ — Someone is out to get this Southern Marilyn look-alike

We all know eccentric Southern characters. They live in our towns; they may even be related to us. And certainly they populate our Southern literature. When asked why Southern writers so often used these types of characters in books, Carson McCullers replied that it’s because we can still recognize them. Well, Calista McQueen, the heroine of Lowcountry Bombshell certainly fills ...

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Delta State inducts Jeff Russell into its National Hall of Fame

GodwinGroup president Jeff Russell was recently inducted into the Delta State University’s 2013 National Alumni Association Hall of Fame, the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the Delta State Alumni Association. Russell, a 1980 graduate of Delta State University, began his advertising career as a staff artist at a small agency in Mississippi, but seeking to build his understanding ...

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