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Cal-Maine names Timothy Thompson VP

Timothy Thompson has been promoted to vice-president of operations at Cal-Maine Foods, Inc., by the company’s board of directors.  Thompson will have responsibility for all of Cal-Maine Foods’ production and processing facilities located in Arkansas. He will report directly to Sherman Miller, chief operating officer of Cal-Maine Foods. Thompson has been employed with Cal-Maine Foods since 1996. He most recently ...

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14 at Jones Walker ranked

Fourteen attorneys in Jones Walker’s Mississippi offices have been recognized for their prominence in specific areas in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA for Mississippi. The Mississippi offices also ranked regionally in 3 practices: Litigation: General Commercial, Real Estate, and Corporate/Commercial. Attorneys recognized were: Neville H. Boschert, Litigation: General Commercial; H. Mitchell Cowan, Litigation: General Commercial; Mark T. Davis, Real ...

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Brad Davis joins Jones Walker

Brad Davis, state office director and general counsel for Sen. Thad Cochran since 2008, will join the Jones Walker LLP in its Jackson office. Davis will join as special counsel and a member of the firm’s Public Finance team. His practice will focus on state and local government financing transactions for municipalities, counties, school districts, universities, community colleges, utility districts, ...

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Hilton Jackson service recognized

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Hilton Jackson has been recognized as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner. The award spotlights excellence in hospitality, given only to establishments that achieve great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor for five consecutive years. When selecting winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and ...

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Pickering Firm hires 2

Zach McCormick and Kevin Clarke have joined the Pickering Firm, Inc., in its Flowood office. McCormick has joined the firm’s Transportation Team as engineer intern. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. Clarke has joined the firm’s Natural Resources Team as environmental technician. Kevin attended East Mississippi Community College. The engineering firm was ...

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Pat Lane joins Cadence panel

Pat Lane has joined Cadence Bank’s local advisory board for Starkville. Lane has been a real estate broker in the Starkville area for 39 years. She was recognized as Coldwell Banker’s top producer in Mississippi from 1998 to 2001 and was honored with the International President’s Elite designation eight consecutive times. She also has been voted by the community as ...

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Planters promotes Will Sledge

Will Sledge has recently been promoted to president of the Ruleville office of Planters Bank. Sledge has been in banking for 13 years with eight years at Planters Bank’s office in Cleveland. He received his BBA and MBA from Delta State University. He is a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking and the Louisiana State Graduate School of Banking ...

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Lawdragon recognizes Christy Jones

Christy D. Jones, an attorney with Butler Snow, has been selected as a member of the 2014-2015 Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. The Lawdragon 500 is an annual guide to America’s leading lawyers. Selections are made from a combination of editorial research, law firm nominations and online nominations. Jones has served as national trial counsel representing numerous corporations, trying ...

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Gay Austin named nonprofit VP

Gay Austin of McComb, has been installed as second vice president the nonprofit National Garden Clubs., the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. As second vice president for the next two years, Austin will chair the finance committee. Austin previously served as third vice president of National Garden Clubs. She has held various positions on a national level. Austin ...

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Dudley Barnes on Barron’s list

Dudley M. Barnes, CFP, a financial adviser at Barnes-Petty Financial Advisors in Clarksdale, was recently named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,200 Advisors” in the nation. Barnes has been named to the list since 2011. The list criteria includes the adviser’s assets under management, revenue generated, quality of service and regulatory records. Barnes-Petty Financial Advisors also has offices in ...

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