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Bassfield mayor, fire chief, other town officials avoid prison for equipment fraud

PEARL, Mississippi – A half-dozen leaders of Bassfield – including the mayor, current and former fire chiefs, city clerk and a police officer – have escaped prison sentences for using the State of Mississippi’s Surplus Property yard as a personal outdoor recreational equipment and sporting goods store. They used money from the treasury of the tiny Southwest Mississippi town of ...

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Voter IDs issued to the public

Mississippi Voter ID cards are now being issued by Circuit Clerks across Mississippi. Mississippi Voter ID cards have been issued in approximately fifteen (15) counties. “We are pleased our Circuit Clerks were prepared to get an early start issuing free Mississippi Voter ID cards,” says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “This shows our outreach to educate Mississippians on the new ...

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Jay McCurdy joins MSU Extension Service, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station

Jay McCurdy has joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station as the state’s new turf specialist. McCurdy is a native of Dyer, Tenn. He worked on his family’s farm, where they raised row crops, cattle and sod. He also has experience working as a golf course superintendent in Hong Kong. McCurdy earned a ...

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Robert Thompson temporarily replacing Bryan Brister at USM

The Mississippi Polymer Institute is in a transition phase with the departure of director Dr. Bryan Brister, who has accepted a position as chief operating officer with Voltea, an international water purification company. MPI operations leader Robert Thompson will assume the role of interim director. Brister came to MPI in 2010 as director and during that time has helped lead ...

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MSWTC recognizes USM's Mark Miller

Dr. Mark Miller, professor in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been selected as the recipient of the Mississippi World Trade Center’s (MSWTC) 2013 “Excellence in International Education Award.” According to MSWTC, the selection was based on Miller’s “long-standing history of active participation and support of the organization’s mission, programs and services.” Miller’s work at ...

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MSWTC recognizes USM’s Mark Miller

Dr. Mark Miller, professor in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Geography and Geology, has been selected as the recipient of the Mississippi World Trade Center’s (MSWTC) 2013 “Excellence in International Education Award.” According to MSWTC, the selection was based on Miller’s “long-standing history of active participation and support of the organization’s mission, programs and services.” Miller’s work at ...

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Dr. Barbara Lowe honored as a debate teacher

The Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) has named Oxford High School English and debate teacher Dr. Barbara Lowe as the 2013-2014 MHSAA Outstanding Speech, Debate and Theatre Educator of the Year. Lowe has been teaching English and debate classes at Oxford High School since 2004 with an additional 22 years as an educator in other school districts and educational ...

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J. Trent Marchman named corporate treasury services officer for Trustmark Bank

Trustmark has named J. Trent Marchman as corporate treasury services officer. He is responsible for maintaining existing and developing new lending relationships with public entities. A native of Madison, Marchman earned a bachelor of business administration degree and an MBA from Mississippi College. He serves as a county chairperson for the Mississippi Young Bankers Association.

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