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Target offers card holders free credit monitoring as fraud reaction grows

Target’s recent effort to regain the trust of its shoppers after a credit card security breach seems to have backfired. Customers, it seems, are still on edge when it comes to the retailer, the Huffington Post reports. The company was the victim of a security breach during the holiday shopping season that compromised around 40 million customer credit cards. In ...

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DawgSnax now offered during MSU basketball games

OCEAN SPRINGS — Basketball fans at Mississippi State University’s (MSU) Humphrey Coliseum no longer have to wait in long lines to enjoy concessions during the university’s men’s basketball games. Game attendees now have the option of having concessions delivered to their seats with a click of a button from their smartphones. Fans visit www.dawgsnax.com on their smartphone browser and place ...

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Senators have concerns over airline merger's impact

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have sent a letter to the Transportation Secretary and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder over concerns about the possible impact in Mississippi by the proposed US Airways-American Airlines merger. Cochran and Wicker wrote: “It is our understanding that the Departments of Transportation and Justice are currently reviewing the proposed ...

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Phelps Dunbar elects Seale Pylate as partner

Phelps Dunbar LLP has elected Seale Pylate of Jackson as partner in the firm. Since 2001, Pylate has practiced in the labor and employment group with a focus on employee benefits and executive compensation. She is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the American Bar Association, the Arkansas Bar Association and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals. Pylate is ...

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Five USM staffers honored with excellence awards

Five members of the University of Southern Mississippi staff have received the Department of Human Resources’ Staff Excellence Award for 2013. Award recipients and the category they represent include: Emily Holmes: professional; Lindsay Thompson: office personnel; Elizabeth Cranford: office personnel; Joe Barnett: service/maintenance; and Debby Hill: Jessie H. Morrison Award.

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Julie Ford named sales, marketing manager at Vicksburg Convention Center

Julie Ford has been named the sales and marketing manager at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Ford has over 14 years of sales and marketing experience and 12-plus years in the tourism and hospitality industry. She was previously a part of the Vicksburg Convention Center team from 2002-2006. Ford most recently was the sales manager for the Jackson Convention Complex.

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Wells Fargo names Anthony Webb as senior business relationship manager

Wells Fargo has named Anthony Webb as senior business relationship manager for Jackson. A West Point native, Webb has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, all in Jackson. Before joining Wells Fargo, he served as a commercial lender for a local community bank. Webb graduated from Jackson State University and earned both a bachelor and MBA ...

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MVSU appoints Dr. Jerryl Briggs as COO

Mississippi Valley State University has appointed Dr. Jerryl Briggs as executive vice president/COO. Briggs brings over 25 years of professional experience in higher education administration. Most recently, he served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Ohio. Prior to Central State, he has held various positions within higher education administration, including serving for ...

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