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Norman to lead MPA

Don Norman, publisher of the Starkville Daily News, was recently elected president of the Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Press Services during its 150th annual convention. Norman, 69, has been publisher of the newspaper since 2000. He is a native of Natchez. He began his career in advertising at The Natchez Democrat, and later served as general manager and vice ...

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Administrative assistant program graduates

James Chastain, left, Mississippi State Hospital director, and Craig Kittrell, right, assistant director, recognize recent graduates of the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s administrative assistants program. Recognized were, from left, Tarshall Wilson of Byram, Kristi Kindrex of Florence and Debra Scott of Brandon. Wilson has been at MSH for 20 years and works in the Human Resources Department as a Vocational Training Instructor. Kindrex has worked at MSH for over 21 years and is an Administrative Assistant in in the Human Resources Department. Scott is an Administrative Assistant in the Support Services Department and has worked at MSH for 26 years.
Courtesy of Mississippi State Hospital

James Chastain, left, Mississippi State Hospital director, and Craig Kittrell, right, assistant director, recognize recent graduates of the Mississippi State Personnel Board’s administrative assistants program. Recognized were, from left, Tarshall Wilson of Byram, Kristi Kindrex of Florence and Debra Scott of Brandon. Wilson has been at MSH for 20 years and works in the Human Resources Department as a Vocational ...

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Memorial hires Rose

Rebecca Rose, MD, has joined in the practice of family medicine at Memorial Physician Clinics, Family Medicine & Walk-In Clinic in Cedar Lake — Biloxi. Rose received her medical degree, and completed her family medicine residency from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. She is board certified in family medicine.

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Gulfport hospital hires VP

April LaFontaine, has accepted the position of Vice President, Revenue Cycle Services, at Memorial Hospital at Gulfport. She has a Bachelor of Science and Master’s degree in Business Administration. LaFontaine has earned the distinction of board certification from American College of Healthcare Executives. LaFontaine has experience in healthcare finance and revenue cycle management with other large health systems. Her role ...

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2 join MC admissions team

Tori Langworthy and Kaitlin McCarty have been selected as the newest members of the Mississippi College’s admissions team. Both are 2016 graduates of MC and members of the MC Hall of Fame. A Clintonian and graduate of Clinton High, Langworthy, 21, will work to attract students from South Alabama, Florida and Clinton schools. At Mississippi College, Langworthy was member of ...

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Watkins & Eager pair listed

Stephanie M. Rippee and Rebecca Lee Wiggs of Watkins & Eager PLLC have been chosen for inclusion in the Fifth Edition of Benchmark’s Top 250 Women in Litigation, the definitive guide to America’s leading female litigators. Only four Mississippi lawyers made the list. Rippee is a partner in the firm who has divided her practice between general commercial litigation and ...

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Jones honored by EY

EY has named Jonathan Jones of Jones Companies the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 Award in the Diversified and Industrial Products category in the Gulf Coast Area. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Founded in 1949, the Columbia-based Jones ...

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Jackson to lead DFA

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed deputy state treasurer Laura D. Jackson executive director of the Department of Finance and Administration. Jackson replaces Kevin Upchurch, who is retiring. Jackson will manage more than 400 employees and be responsible for the management of the state’s budget. She will also serve as the state’s fiscal officer. Jackson has more than 27 years of ...

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Irby celebrates turning 90

Courtesy of Irby
Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. Irby was founded in 1926, by Stuart C. Irby, and is still headquartered in Jackson, with 65 locations in 25 states. The anniversary celebration kicked-off with a Vendor Expo/Counter Day where 33 of Irby’s top sponsoring vendors were represented. Irby also celebrated its loyal employees by providing every Irby employee company-wide with commemorative gifts and a t-shirt displaying the special 90th anniversary logo.
The day concluded at Cathead Distillery where customers, vendors and employees enjoyed dinner and dancing.

Irby, a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. Irby was founded in 1926, by Stuart C. Irby, and is still headquartered in Jackson, with 65 locations in 25 states. The anniversary celebration kicked-off with a Vendor Expo/Counter Day where 33 of Irby’s top sponsoring vendors were represented. Irby also celebrated its loyal employees by providing every Irby ...

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