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BOBBY HARRISON: State’s conservatism nothing new

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Legislative Republicans, especially House Speaker Philip Gunn, often talk about their accomplishments during the current  four-year tenure that is quickly coming to an end. “Since Republicans gained control,” they often say as they tout their record as any good politician would do. It is true that Republicans gained a majority in the Mississippi House four years ago for the first ...

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U.S. stocks gain, extending global rally, as dollar slips

(Bloomberg) — U.S. stocks rose, extending a global advance in equities, on signs the world economy is improving and analyst upgrades of companies from Macy’s Inc. to Hewlett-Packard Co. The dollar fell to a one-year low against the euro, while oil, gold, copper and Treasuries gained. Bank of America Corp. climbed 2.4 percent after its share- price estimate was raised ...

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MC School of Law welcomes professors

The Mississippi College School of Law has added three new faculty members. Christopher Henkel, S.J.D., has joined as an assistant professor of law and faulty advisor for the International Law Society. Henkel received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin. A member of the American Bar Association, American Society of Comparative Law, American Society of International Law and the ...

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Horne promotes three staff members

HORNE LLP recently promoted two employees in its Hattiesburg office — Brooke Pierce and Leslie Curry — to supervisor, physician services. HORNE LLP also recently promoted Bruce Harris to manager of outsourcing services in its Biloxi office. Harris joined HORNE LLP in 2008. He has more than 25 years of experience in providing business performance reports, developing business models, defining ...

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Adams completes MTA course

DeAnna Adams, director the MS e-Business Innovation Center, has completed all requirements to become a founding member of the Mississippi Technology Alliance Venture Coaching Academy (VCA). The course included a nine-week series of online classes, individual study and team assignments to learn the fundamentals of high-value venture coaching from nationally recognized venture development expert Dr. Randy Goldsmith, president and CEO ...

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Hollywood recognizes quarter’s best

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis cast members and supervisors of the third quarter for 2009 were recently recognized for their outstanding service. Cast members of the quarter included: Denise Boehl, spa; Katie DiBenedetto, human resources; Asia Hughes, Jackpot Java; Dinorah Hernandez, slots; and, Jesse Loftin, table games. Pam Ladner, finance and table game’s Cindy Malone were named supervisors of the ...

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Hollywood recognizes quarter's best

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis cast members and supervisors of the third quarter for 2009 were recently recognized for their outstanding service. Cast members of the quarter included: Denise Boehl, spa; Katie DiBenedetto, human resources; Asia Hughes, Jackpot Java; Dinorah Hernandez, slots; and, Jesse Loftin, table games. Pam Ladner, finance and table game’s Cindy Malone were named supervisors of the ...

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McCoy named 'Shining Example'

Neal McCoy, director of sports development for the Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau, was named the 2009 Rising Star by the Southeast Tourism Society at its annual “Shining Examples” awards luncheon held Sept. 10 in Atlanta. The award recognizes extraordinary on-the-job performance by a person new to the travel and tourism industry. McCoy graduated from the University of Mississippi, earning ...

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USM adds to faculty and staff

Dr. Katherine Nugent, director of the School of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, was recently elected vice president of the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), Council on Nursing Education. Founded in 1948, the SREB is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works with leaders and policy-makers in 16 member states to improve pre-K through post-secondary education. The Council on ...

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Hospital recognizes staff members

Biloxi Regional Medical Center recently held its quarterly awards ceremony, recognizing years of service of long-term staff as well as quarterly award announcements. Those receiving five-year pins were Mary Gregory, Deborah Taylor, Theresa Payne, Melissa Tinsley, Kimberly Evans, Sharon Edwards, Joann Wallace, Mary Cryer, Naomi Sigman and Manion Anderson. Thos receiving 10-year pins were Karen Parrott, Sachi Havens,  Joel Prickett, ...

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