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Stephanie Allison joins forestry staff

Stephanie Allison, a wildlife biologist and natural resource manager has been selected as Ecosystem Staff Officer for the National Forests in Mississippi. Her program responsibilities include wildlife, fisheries, recreation, heritage, engineering and fleet. Most recently, Allison worked as Refuge Manager on the Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She previously served as Wildlife Biologist on ...

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Rankin board honors Powell

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors has honored the contributions of retired Hinds Community College Vice President Dr. Sue Powell, who worked at Hinds for 20 years. She now lives in Tupelo. Powell retired June 30 as vice president for the Rankin and Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center and director of Occupational Programs for the district, positions she held for 12 years. ...

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Corinth businessman arrested and indicted on 60 counts


CORINTH — Doug Essary, owner of Essary Truck Sales & Parts Inc., was indicted on 60 counts by an Alcorn County Grand Jury and taken into custody today, announced State Auditor Stacey Pickering and District Attorney John Weddle.  Essary was indicted on fifty-six counts of submitting fraudulent documents and four counts of conspiracy to fraudulently obtain public funds.  A demand ...

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Jim Miller joins career services

Jim Miller has joined the Career Services office at Mississippi College in Clinton. Miller, 29, and his co-workers help students enhance their resumes, improve interview skills, get connected with employers, build confidence levels and much more. Planning the university’s Career Day in February is always a big item on their to-do list. Miller had worked since September 2013 as an ...

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Bradley Arant recognized

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been named one of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women. Honorees are selected and applauded for raising the bar through family-friendly policies, talent cultivation, business development initiatives and ultimately creating best practices that retain women by advancing them into the leadership pipeline. Working Mother Media, an organization ...

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TECH 21 — Mississippi’s most wanted in technology for 2015


When examining Mississippi’s contributions to the technology world, there are tech veterans whose works are still being felt, and there are young minds who are bringing new ideas. The Tech 21 is the Mississippi Business Journal’s take on some of the top contributors to technology in Mississippi and the world. Cameron Arcemont, Owner Arc Technologies Arc Technologies was formed in 2004 ...

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GodwinGroup makes moves

GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley recently announced a series of key promotions and expansion of the agency’s digital marketing and media services. Shailee Bhatt becomes vice president, director of digital marketing and social strategy. Bhatt joined Godwin in 2010 as a digital strategist, as well as leading all social media marketing. She serves as the lead social media strategist ...

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Domina Cox joins Haddox Reid

Domina Cox, CPA, recently joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received her Master of Accountancy in May 2013.  She previously worked as an auditor with a public accounting firm in Memphis.

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Ken Graeber joins First Bank

Ken Graeber has joined First Bank as Community Bank President of the Jackson Metro market. A long-time resident of the Jackson area, Graeber joins First Bank to lead a team in serving the Jackson area and establish a full-service office at 5760 I-55 North in Jackson. Slated to open the fourth quarter of 2015, the Jackson office will provide a ...

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Roy Campbell to lead state Bar

Roy D. Campbell III, a partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, has become the president of The Mississippi Bar. A third-generation lawyer who grew up in Greenville, Campbell is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers who has been lead counsel in over 100 jury trials. His listings for many years in The Best Lawyers in America ...

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