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Oxford Schools names Ryals director of Early Childhood and Reading Development for the LOU Community

Suzanne Ryals has been named Director of Early Childhood and Reading Development for the Oxford School Districts’ Lafayette-Oxford-University community. Ryals begins her new position on July 1, leaving her position as Bramlett Elementary School principal, a position being filled by Keri Jo Finnie. Ryals will work to improve outcomes for all students by developing, organizing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the ...

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Cindy Melton selected distinguished professor of the year at Mississippi College

Dr. Cindy Melton, Mississippi College’s education dean since January, was recently honored as MC’s Distinguished Professor of the Year for 2016-17. She has doubled as chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Leadership. A former metro Jackson Outstanding Teacher Award winner in 1998, Melton joined the MC faculty in the elementary education program in 2001. Melton first taught as ...

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Southern Civitan installs officers for new club

Southern Civitan, a Laurel chapter of Civitan Internationa, recently installed officers for its new club. They are, from left, President, Tiffany Parrish of the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services; Treasurer, Joy Ulland of BancorpSouth; Secretary, Lacey Kux-Manning of Kux Jewelers; Board member Kelli Holston; and Board member Shella Hennis. Not pictured are Sargent at Arms Steve Parrish of Headrick Outdoor, ...

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FCCI announces new leadership in Ridgeland office

FCCI Insurance Group (FCCI), has promoted Tiffany Hawkins to regional vice president, and Trey Stone to assistant vice president in the Gulf Coast Regional office in Ridgeland. Hawkins will oversee agency relationships, underwriting, claims and risk management operations, working from the regional office in Jackson. Stone will continue to manage the Alabama office and will oversee FCCI’s state directors and ...

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Martin joins Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy

Olivia C. Martin, PT, DPT, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Physical Therapy. Martin received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from The University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences in Saint Augustine, Fla., and her Bachelor of Science from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Chicot Irrigation hires Warren Ayles

Warren Ayles has joined the sales team at Chicot Irrigation and will work out of the Greenwood headquarters. Except for a seven-year stint working in the oil industry in Louisiana, Ayles has been in the irrigation business since 1987. The Clarksdale native started in the industry by installing and servicing center pivots. Chicot Irrigation is a full service irrigation company ...

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IP recognizes outstanding team members for March and first quarter

IP Casino Resort Spa recognized team members for their service, dedication and work ethic in a joint ceremony honoring the Team Members of the Month of March, as well as the honorees for Team Leader and Part-Time Team Member of the First Quarter 2017. March’s honorees included team members Lindsey “Drew” Dixon (Food & Beverage), Chris Shelton (Finance), Ha Vu ...

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NASA’s Stennis Space Center earns agency’s Small Business Administrator’s Cup Award

NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis,, has been awarded the agency’s fiscal year 2016 NASA Small Business Administrator’s Cup. The award is presented annually to recognize the NASA center that has the best overall small business program. It is the second time Stennis has earned the cup in the award’s eight-year history. Stennis first received the cup in ...

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Continental Tires hires Quita Bride as communication specialist

Quita Bride has been selected as the Communications Specialist for Continental Tire’s new Greenfield Tire Plant in Mississippi. Bride will be responsible for public relations, employee communications and outreach. Bride, a Vicksburg native, graduated from Jackson State University with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and a minor in marketing. Collectively, Bride has 13 years of communications experience in public ...

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