Archive for October, 2010

Cotton named director of marketing

Renee Cotton has joined the staff of Madison County Medical Center/Madison River Oaks as director of marketing. Cotton is a graduate of Mississippi State University and has been in the field of healthcare in the metro area for nearly twenty years. Cotton is actively involved in the business community. In addition to marketing for the […] [...]

Coastal American set to grow as coastal insurer

by Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Coastal American Insurance Co., Joe Shumaker, Ned Dolese

New insurance firm staking its viability on belief water — not wind — is biggest threat to Gulf homes A little more than seven months after it began providing wind and flood coverage to homeowners along Mississippi’s coast, Coastal American Insurance Co. is ready to take on several thousand new policyholders, says Ned Dolese, a […] [...]

USM alumni inducted in Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi Alumni Association inducted seven outstanding graduates into its Hall of Fame as one of the highlights of its Centennial Homecoming Celebration. The inductees include: Dr. Beverly Dale (1968); Richard Johnston (1959); Rickey Jones (1992); Powell G. Ogletree Jr. (1977); Ken Rushing (1981); USM president Dr. Martha D. Saunders (1969); and, […] [...]

Johnson appointed to advisory board

Kristina M. “Kristi” Johnson has been appointed to the Southeast Advisory Board for the American Bankruptcy Institute. Johnson is one of only two Mississippi lawyers currently serving on this board. The American Bankruptcy Institute is the largest multi-disciplinary, non-partisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. Johnson is one of six […] [...]

School of Construction adds to Hall of Fame

The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Construction honored three individuals and the state chapter of a national association for outstanding service in the field of construction at its Hall of Fame induction ceremony Oct. 8. The inductees include: Bobby Chain, owner of Chain Electric Co., former Hattiesburg mayor and Southern Miss alumnus; Brad Fountain, […] [...]

Kindle, iPad or the old pen and pad?

by Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Amazon Kindle, MBJ column, Phil Hardwick

About a month ago I bought a Kindle e-book reader.  In this column I’ll tell you why a chose the Kindle instead of other e-book readers, including the iPad.  I’ll also discuss why a Kindle may be right for me, but not right for you. Amazon released its first e-book reader in Nov. 2007.  It […] [...]

Sankovich earns PAE award

by Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Dennis Sankovich, Mary Beth Treen Award

At the 2010 Performing Arts Exchange (PAE) in Pittsburgh, Pa., Dennis Sankovich, executive director of the Mississippi State University Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts, was recognized with the Mary Beth Treen Award for his leadership and contribution to the performing arts industry. With 30-plus years of arts management experience, Sankovich came to the […] [...]

Trustmark CEO: Cadence deal lost luster after competitor upped ante

by Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Cadence, Richard Hickson, Trustmark

Trustmark ready to consider new acquisition opportunities if money potential is right. Trustmark executives backed away from the Cadence acquisition because a bid showdown with competing suitor Community Bancorp of Houston had too much short-term downside, said Trustmark chairman and CEO Richard Hickson in his first public remarks about his bank’s loss of the merger in […] [...]

Johnson named new airport leader

The City of Cleveland has a new director for the David Work Municipal Airport Terminal. The Bolivar Commercial reports Clint Johnson will start is new job on Nov. 1, replacing Alton Vance. City Administrator John Lindsey said Johnson is not a native of Cleveland. Lindsey said Johnson is from South Mississippi but has been attending […] [...]

September Unemployment 2010

by Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Mississippi, September 2010, unemployment

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