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Gary Gordon joins bank board

OmniBank, a community bank in Bay Springs, has announced the appointment of Gary A. Gordon to its Board of Directors, which took effect in the fall of 2014. Gordon currently serves in the position of Petroleum Marketer for Denson Oil Company in Bay Springs.  With over 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Gordon is responsible for reselling refined ...

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Jackson-area Habitat dedicates 600th house

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area celebrates a major milestone on today with the dedication of its 600th house.  Known as the McRae Build, the 600th house is funded by the Selby and Richard McRae Family Foundation. The HFHMCA Board of Directors and staff will honor McRae and the McRae Family at the dedication, scheduled today at noon. At 1004 ...

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Sanderson taps Brett Montague

Brett Montague has recently been promoted to Training Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc. Montague, a former member of the company’s Corporate Trainee Program, will now be responsible for designing training curriculum, as well as implementing and facilitating training programs intended to increase management and employee effectiveness. He will also be responsible for recruiting and developing Beginning Trainees to become successful ...

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Tasha Bibb named top innovator

Tasha Bibb, Innovate Mississippi’s entrepreneurial development manager, was named Innovator of the Year by the Arts Alive Foundation and Savvy Lifestyle Magazine. She was presented the award at the inaugural Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards ceremony Feb. 22 in Jackson. Young, Gifted & Empowered honors individuals in Mississippi who champion education, innovation, business, leadership, arts and philanthropy. Award recipients must ...

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s MIS restructured

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Management Information Services department has recently been restructured with new leadership roles at the Tupelo hospital. Slayton Austria, who was named as vice president and chief information officer in September 2014, has restructured and added three people to the MIS management team to improve customer service. Donny Wiggins has been named director of Business Systems Operations ...

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Godwin’s Phillip Shirley honored

The American Advertising Federation Jackson has honored GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley by bestowing him with the Silver Medal Award. The Silver Medal is the most prestigious individual award presented by AAF Jackson, and recognizes an advertising professional who has made outstanding contributions to further industry standards, creative excellence and social concern in the community. Honorees are chosen by ...

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Liz Asmar receives CRM

Liz Asmar of Stephens & Hobdy Insurance Agency has received the Certified Risk Manager  designation from Certified Risk Managers International. Asmar completed a five-course program, and passed extensive examinations covering the many areas of risk management, to earn the designation. Asmar has over 10 years of experience in insurance and joined Stephens & Hobdy in 2013 to manage the new ...

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Ramey Agency adds 5 to staff

  The Ramey Agency, a brand strategy and marketing communications firm, has added Crystal Coleman, Don Hawkins, Swayze Pentecost, Sam Potesky and Sherry Spille. After growing up in Batesville, Coleman attended Mississippi State University and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She has previously worked at AllMedia Design Group in Nashville, Limb Design ...

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OUR VIEW: Leaders pass up chance to stem hunger, diet-related disease

Tell the truth. Didn’t you feel annoyed and inconvenienced the last time a bare cupboard forced you to make a trip to the supermarket down the street? If that is all you felt, you are among the more fortunate Mississippians. For more than a quarter of your fellow Magnolia State citizens – predominantly those  in economically distressed communities and regions ...

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BancorpSouth taps Deborah M. Cannon

BancorpSouth has announced the company’s board of directors has nominated Deborah M. Cannon of Houston, Texas, for election as a director of BancorpSouth at the annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for April 22. Cannon serves as President and CEO of the Houston Zoo, Inc., and is a former executive vice president of Bank of America. Assignments at Bank of America ...

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