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GS&P promotes Battey

Randy Battey, P.E., has been named a senior associate in Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment. Battey is a senior engineer and principal in GS&P’s Transportation market who joined the firm in 2014. He has more than 27 years of experience in pavement management and preservation, transportation research, materials testing, local ...

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MSU’s Kirkland honored

Brenda Kirkland, a Mississippi State University associate professor of geosciences, is the first woman to receive an international award given by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Kirkland has been honored with the Grover E. Murray Memorial Distinguished Educator Award. The award, bestowed on a professional who has significantly contributed to geological education, emphasizes the recipient’s success in teaching, guiding ...

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Dale Partners adds partner

Jason Agostinelli, AIA, is now a partner with Dale Partners Architects P.A. Agostinelli started working for Barranco Architecture after graduating from Mississippi State University in 2010, and joined Dale Partners through the companies’ merger in 2011. He became a licensed architect in the state of Mississippi in 2014. Since being employed at Dale Partners, Agostinelli has been on many project ...

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Keesler FCU has new leader

Andy Swoger has been named new President and CEO of Keesler Federal Credit Union. Swoger was previously the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer of the $1.5 billion Texans Credit Union in Richardson, Texas. During his tenure at Texans Credit Union, the institution experienced its most successful years in its history. Swoger is a graduate of Kent State University where he majored ...

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Sardis workers to share in $1.4 million backpay ruling

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Employees at United Plastics manufacturing plants in Sardis, Miss., and Leominster, Mass., will receive $1.4 million in back wages and “liquidated damages” as part of a consent judgment and order obtained in federal court by the U.S. Department of Labor. More than half, 298, of the total of 566 workers work at the Sardis plant. An investigation by the department ...

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SBA recognizes Peoples

Courtesy of Peoples Bank
Peoples Bank was recently recognized as Top SBA Lender for Small Business Association loan activity in Mississippi. Pictured at the awards presentation are, from left, Janita Stewart, SBA District Director; Linda Lowe, Peoples Bank SBA Lending Assistant; Kim Welch, Peoples Bank Poultry Loan Assistant; Jason Smith, Peoples Bank Poultry Lending Officer; and Gary Reed, SBA Deputy Director.

Peoples Bank was recently recognized as Top SBA Lender for Small Business Association loan activity in Mississippi. Pictured at the awards presentation are, from left, Janita Stewart, SBA District Director; Linda Lowe, Peoples Bank SBA Lending Assistant; Kim Welch, Peoples Bank Poultry Loan Assistant; Jason Smith, Peoples Bank Poultry Lending Officer; and Gary Reed, SBA Deputy Director.

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Laird promoted at MSU

Jim Laird, a Starkville native and longtime writer and editor, has been promoted to research and executive support editor for Mississippi State University. He is assuming the duties of Joe Farris, who is retiring. Laird will provide key research and writing executive support for the Office of the President and serve as the liaison to the Board of Trustees of ...

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Clement in Who’s Who

Jackson partner W. Rodney “Rod” Clement of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Real Estate 2016, a legal referral guide of the world’s leading real estate lawyers, for the third consecutive year. With a practice concentrated in commercial real estate and secured transactions, Clement regularly represents purchasers and developers of shopping centers, office buildings ...

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Neurologist joins Merit

Jigyasa Tewari, M.D. has joined Merit Health Medical Group as a board certified neurologist in Madison. She attended medical school at Dayanand Medical College, Ludhiana, PB in India and completed her residency at University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Medical Center. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Medical Council of India and the Punjab Medical Council. Examples ...

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Jones named to Lawdragon

Christy D. Jones of Butler Snow has been selected as a member of the 2016 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, and are limited to no more than 500 lawyers in the country. Jones ...

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