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Moore joins Fuse.Cloud

Emily Moore has joined Fuse.Cloud, a provider of cloud-based technology solutions, as customer success manager. Moore has experience from both media and non-profit organizations. Moore will be responsible for managing relationships within the company’s 1,500-member existing customer base. This includes overseeing all satisfaction efforts and ensuring an exceptional experience for Fuse.Cloud customers. Previously, Moore was a reporter and producer for ...

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Chamber recognizes Reed’s Metals

Reed’s Metals was voted as Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for February. Pictured are Executive Director Garrick Combs and owner/CEO Bernie Reed , along with his staff, Chamber Ambassadors and city officials. Reed’s Metals began in 1998 and now has 10 locations.  Reed’s Metals corporate headquarters are in Brookhaven

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Anazia joins clinic

Gregg O. Anazia, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service. Anazia received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Neb. He completed his residency and an internship in internal medicine at Louisiana State University in New Orleans. Anazia is board certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. His primary specialty is ...

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Neel-Schaffer selects Baker

Dallas Baker, PE, BCEE, has joined Neel-Schaffer as Director of Environmental Services. Baker retired in January 2017 after serving nearly 24 years with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality in a variety of roles, most recently as Air Director and Chief of the Air Division. Baker plans to enhance the capabilities of Neel-Schaffer’s Environmental Services to enable the firm to ...

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Swartzfager NAEE president

Selena Swartzfager, president of the MS Council on Economic Education has been elected as President of the National Association of Economic Educators.  Swartzfager served two terms as treasurer prior to being elected as president. The National Association of Economic Educators is the professional association of economic educators with a mission to advance economic and financial literacy by serving educators. Swartzfager ...

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Concrete group taps Howell

The Mississippi Concrete Industries Association recently elected Les Howell, P.E. of Delta Industries, Inc. as the 2017 MCIA President. Howell is the Vice President and Chief Engineer of Delta Industries, Inc. where he has worked for over 17 years. He received his Civil Engineering degree from Mississippi State University in 1991 and Masters of Business Administration degree from Mississippi College ...

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Seal to lead MSU center

Susan Seal has been named executive director of Mississippi State University’s Center for Distance Education. Seal, an assistant professor of international agricultural and extension education, has served as the interim executive director of the Center for Distance Education since July. Seal will continue to lead the university’s nationally recognized distance education efforts and work with campus units to enhance the ...

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Bennett to lead state Bar

Patricia Bennett of Jackson has been elected to serve as President-Elect of The Mississippi Bar.  Her term will begin at the conclusion of the Bar’s annual meeting.  She will be the 113th President of The Mississippi Bar.  The Mississippi Bar is composed of about 9,200 lawyers who are licensed to practice law in Mississippi. Bennett is serving as the Interim ...

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Forest bank set to acquire Walnut Grove bank

MBJ staff The board of directors of the Bank of Walnut Grove has agreed for the bank to be acquired by the Bank of Forest in a merger whereby the existing shares of Bank of Walnut Grove will be purchased for cash. The transaction is expected to be completed during the second quarter, pending regulatory and Bank of Walnut Grove ...

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Food group honors Walters

Lurleen M. Walters, an assistant professor and agricultural economist at Mississippi State University, recently was presented the Patrick J. Byrne Emerging Leadership Award by the Food Distribution Research Society for contributions to the national organization. Walters joined MSU in 2013 after earning a doctorate in food and resource economics from the University of Florida and working as an assistant professor ...

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