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Oxford High earns $44K for energy efficiencies

OXFORD, Miss. — The Oxford School District has received $44,439 for energy-saving efficiencies built into the new high school. Tennessee Valley Authority regional marketing manager David Sharp made the presentation Monday. Sharp says the rebate reflects 10 cents per kilowatt-hour of projected savings in the 220,000-square-foot school’s first year of operation. Among upgrades are motion detectors that cut back lighting ...

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Acco to add 162-job call center in Booneville

BOONEVILLE, Miss. — Acco Brands will add a 162-employee call center at its Booneville factory and distribution center. The company announced the $1.6 million investment Tuesday. The state of Mississippi will give Acco $150,000 to modify a building and the Tennessee Valley Authority will also assist. The company, based in Lake Zurich, Ill., makes office supplies under various brands including ...

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Buck Rogers named GM for new Biloxi Baseball team

BILOXI, Mississippi — Huntsville Stars general manager Buck Rogers will assume the same role in Biloxi next year when the minor league baseball team relocates to the Gulf Coast to play in the Southern League. Owner Ken Young introduced Rogers, 54, at a news conference Tuesday at the Biloxi Visitors Center. The Biloxi Baseball team is scheduled to begin play ...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos building momentum

The gradual makeover of Mississippi’s gaming landscape continued in March as the Gulf Coast casinos continued to out-perform the Mississippi River casinos — including an increase over last year’s gross gaming revenue for the second month in a row. In the first quarter of 2014, Gulf Coast casino gross gaming revenue is up 0.6 percent over the first quarter of ...

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Carolyn Monfils made sales director for Hilton Garden Inn

Carolyn Monfils was recently named director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Madison located in Madison. Monfils brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to this position. Her primary duties include achieving hotel revenue, profit and customer satisfaction goals by developing and implementing successful sales strategies, account management, business development and team leadership.

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TEC chooses Aaron Timlake, Kelli Bolstad

TEC has appointed Aaron Timlake as switch technician at TEC of Jackson. Timlake attended Hinds Community College in Ridgeland where he received an associates’ degree in computer network support technology. He currently resides in Jackson. Also, TEC has appointed Kelli Bolstad as human resources/payroll representative. Bolstad received a degree in business administration from Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. She brings ...

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Planters Bank promotes Ann Williford, Melissa Purvis; names Brandon Baldwin a loan officer

Planters Bank has promoted Ann Williford to assistant vice president for the Leland office. Williford is a native of Leland and attended Leland schools and Mississippi Delta Community College. She has 34 years of banking experience and 15 years with Planters. Williford is a member of the Leland Chamber of Commerce and Leland Deer Creek Garden Club. She is married ...

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JSU's Janelle Hannah Jefferson recognized as "Best of State"

F. Janelle Hannah Jefferson of Jackson State University was recently recognized as the “Best of State” recipient for Mississippi at the Region 4 National Academic Advising Association Conference. Jefferson served as the lead presenter for the presentation titled “The iTeam; Advisement, Assessment, Transition, and Retention” at the fall 2013 Mississippi Advisor’s Meeting. She will be recognized by the region during ...

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JSU’s Janelle Hannah Jefferson recognized as “Best of State”

F. Janelle Hannah Jefferson of Jackson State University was recently recognized as the “Best of State” recipient for Mississippi at the Region 4 National Academic Advising Association Conference. Jefferson served as the lead presenter for the presentation titled “The iTeam; Advisement, Assessment, Transition, and Retention” at the fall 2013 Mississippi Advisor’s Meeting. She will be recognized by the region during ...

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Accounting firm adds Beth Storey

The accounting firm of Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, P.A., has added Beth K. Storey as a staff accountant. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Storey graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in commerce and business administration and a master’s degree in accounting. She has served as staff accountant at firms in Memphis and Tupelo. Storey and her ...

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