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Delta Research and Extension Center hires Orlowski

Delta Research and Extension Center is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. John Orlowski has joined Delta Research and Extension Center as an Extension Soybean Agronomist. Originally from Perth, N.Y., Orlowski’s parents operated a hay and beef farm as well as a feed store. Orlowski attended Cornell University where he earned his undergraduate in Agricultural Sciences and his Masters ...

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5 hospitals get top rating

Five Mississippi hospitals recently received an “A” patient-safety rating in the Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score by the Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog group. The hospitals were Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, Biloxi Regional Medical Center and Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, Baptist Union County in New Albany and Baptist North Mississippi in Oxford. Leapfrog Group grades ...

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Clark a grad of program

Terri Clark, director of adult education at Pearl River Community College, is one of the graduates of the first National Career Pathways Network Leadership Development Academy. Graduates were honored recently in Dallas at the National Career Pathways Network Conference. The NCPN LDA’s mission is to provide professional, career and leadership development to career pathways leaders (career pathways coordinators, CTE directors, ...

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Mad Genius make changes

Advertising/creative production firm Mad Genius of Ridgeland recently promoted Dana Marsalis to Account Executive position. Marsalis joined Mad Genius in March 2014 and was instrumental in account coordination in her first year with the agency. She has experience with several industry leading clients locally, statewide and nationally. With her new role she will continue to spearhead client relations and serve ...

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Ross joins Merit Health

Greg Ross III, FNP-BNC, has joined Merit Health Medical Group at 1220 Northshore Parkway, Ste. A in Brandon. Ross treats pediatric to geriatric patients and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Belhaven University and Master of Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He was also a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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Ceiling tile maker to locate in Marshall County


MBJ staff Rockfon LLC announced Thursday that it will build a 130,000-square-foot plant in Marshall County to make acoustic ceiling panels, the Danish company’s first manufacturing facility in North America, and create at least 90 jobs over the next five years. The $42 million project will be built adjacent to the existing Roxul Inc. facility, which is located on more ...

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MDA’s Chief Marketing Officer, Marlo Dorsey, stepping down


Mississippi Development Authority Chief Marketing Officer Marlo Dorsey is stepping down from her position at the state’s lead economic development agency to pursue other private sector opportunities. Dorsey joined MDA in 2012, and was responsible for the state’s global marketing and public relations efforts. “The last three years at MDA have been an amazing journey of public service and new ...

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From Zambia to Jackson: Local engineer brings service project skills to Waggoner Engineering

The Engineers Without Borders team watch as the drill attempts to hit water.

For dozens of families in Simwatachela, Zambia, the road to clean, life-sustaining water goes through Starkville, Miss. Thanks to Waggoner Engineering’s Katie Bryant, who as a student at Mississippi State University, participated in a trip to the impoverished country through Engineers Without Borders to deliver clean water to the remote African village. Bryant couldn’t predict a gratifying service experience in ...

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Army buys 12 more Lakota helicopters from Columbus plant


MBJ staff The U.S. Army has ordered 12 UH-72A Lakota helicopters and related equipment valued at  $65.8  million  from Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Columbus, which has delivered almost 350 Lakotas to the Army, Navy and foreign military. The choppers will be delivered starting in August of 2017, for the Army as initial entry rotary-wing trainers, according to a news release. ...

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Cathead Vodka moving to Farish Street in Downtown Jackson


Downtown Jackson is set to become the new home of Cathead Distillery with an early December opening in a 20,000 square-foot building on South Farish Street behind the Jackson Convention Center Complex. Cathead’s new location at 422 S. Farish St. formerly housed the Mississippi School Book Co. For the past five years, Cathead Distillery has been building its distribution and ...

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