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Chaney encourages insurance education to consumers, sellers

By ALEX JACKS Insurance proves to be one of those expenses in life that no one wants to pay for, but everyone knows they need. From car insurance to health insurance, every aspect of Mississippians’ lives can be affected by it. Due to the influence insurance plays in all walks of life, the insurance industry constantly faces challenges. According to ...

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Bradley Partner W. Rodney Clement named to Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2017

W. Rodney Clement, a partner in Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office, has been named by Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2017 as among the world’s leading real estate attorneys. Clement concentrates his practice in commercial real estate and secured transactions. Who’s Who nominees are selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice ...

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Clinical psychology doctoral program at MSU earns national accreditation

Now in its third year, Mississippi State’s clinical psychology doctoral program has been granted a five-year term of accreditation from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. Graduation from an accredited program is required by some states for licensure. It also is mandatory for all federal jobs, including those within the Veterans Affairs Health Care System.

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Innovate Mississippi launches new “Entrepreneur in Residence” program to boost statewide entrepreneurial success

Rich Sun, Jackson resident and member of the Innovate Mississippi Board of Directors, has been named “Entrepreneur in Residence” as part of a new program by Innovate Mississippi that is designed to support tech and innovation-based entrepreneurial development throughout the state. The position offers an opportunity for Mississippi entrepreneurs to capture insight and guidance from a successful entrepreneur/executive who is ...

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Konschnik Joins Butler Snow

Kristin E. Konschnik – an experienced U.S. and international transactional tax attorney – has joined Butler Snow, expanding its London office. Konschnik will be a member of the firm’s Business Services and Tax Groups, focusing her practice on cross-border tax and transactional matters for both individuals and corporations. Konschnik has experience advising individuals and their companies on U.S. and international ...

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Gov. Bryant Appoints Kilgore District Attorney for Eighth Judicial District

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Steven S. Kilgore district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District. Kilgore replaces Mark Duncan, who Bryant recently appointed circuit judge for the Eighth District, which encompasses Leake, Neshoba, Newton and Scott counties. Kilgore has served as an assistant district attorney in the Eighth District since July 2007. Prior to that, he spent one year in ...

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Crye-Leike executive appointed to board of the Realty Alliance

Steve Brown, president of residential sales at Crye-Leike, Inc., has been named to the board of directors of The Realty Alliance, a network of North America’s elite real estate firms serving all major and mid size markets. Crye-Leike is the nation’s fifth largest independently-owned real estate firm, and the largest residential real estate firm in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and the ...

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MSU fashion design, merchandising programs again in U.S. Top 50

For the second consecutive year, a popular fashion website is ranking Mississippi State among the nation’s Top 50 fashion design and merchandising programs. According to a report from www.fashion-schools.org, the university’s fashion design program is 34th overall and fifth in the South. For fashion merchandising, MSU is 37th nationally; 9th in the South. Pictured in the university’s Moore Hall studio ...

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HORNE LLP promotes nine Ridgeland team members

HORNE LLP, an accounting and business advisory firms, recently announced the promotion of Ridgeland team members Roxanne Anderson, Jasmine Brown, Caitlin Glover, Elizabeth Ford, Ali Garrison, James Bellipanni, Clark Shearer, Justin Poole and Scott Dawkins. Both promoted to senior manager, Anderson serves on the service transformation team and Dawkins serves on the public and middle market team. Brown was promoted ...

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