Archive for December, 2012

Ballard writing again

Civil War author, professor and Mississippi State University archivist Michael B. Ballard has turned the page and begun writing another chapter in his own life-retirement. Ballard, whose most recent book “The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles” was released in 2011 by University Press of Mississippi, is an MSU doctoral graduate in history, […] [...]

Councilwomen certified

by Published: December 28,2012


Greenville City Councilwomen Ann Hollowell and Carolyn Weathers have completed the professional development level of the Certified Municipal Officials Program from the Mississippi Municipal League. Weathers and Hollowell join Councilwoman Betty Watkins in attaining the highest level of CMO certification through MML.   [...]

Armer filling seat

Attorney Tristan R. Armer was recently appointed to the Jackson County Harbor Commission. Armer will be filling the unexpired seat of Tom McIllwain. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors appoints the seven-member commission. Armer is an associate with Heidelberg, Steinberger, Colmer & Burror, P.A. in Pascagoula where he primarily practices in the areas of workers’ […] [...]

Shands retires from library

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Alice Shands, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Erin Stringer

Columbus-Lowndes Public Library director Alice Shands is retiring after serving for about four years. Assistant director Erin Stringer will act as interim director during the search for Shands’ replacement. Shands, who came to the library from the Sunflower County library system, said she plans to move to Memphis, Tenn., in January.   [...]

Byington moves to Capitol

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Clinton, Clinton Police Department, Rosemary Aultman

After 42 years with the Clinton Police Department, chief Don Byington is leaving to take another full-time law enforcement job as head of the Mississippi Capitol Police. Byington will retire from the city of Clinton Dec. 31 and the next day will become administrative director of the Capitol Police, a force that’s a little larger […] [...]

Hospital honors employees

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Lewayna A. Hilliard, Mississipi State Hospital, Tamika Lee

Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with December anniversary dates for their years of service to the hospital. The recipients include: Tamika Lee of Jackson, 10 years; Lewayna A. Hilliard of Jackson, five years; Sarah Newsome of Brandon, 20 years; Carrie Noland of Brandon, one year; Michelle Guy of Ridgeland, one year; Tracey Triplett of […] [...]

Hodge joins office

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Baker Donelson, Cliff Hodge, law firms

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has added Cliff Hodge to in its Jackson office. Hodge, who joins as senior counsel and a member of Baker Donelson’s Business Litigation group, handles corporate and litigation matters for banks, brokers, broker-dealer firms and other business clients. He has represented more than 20 banks in Mississippi in […] [...]

Heiselt named director

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: April Heiselt, counseling, Mississippi State University

April K. Heiselt is being named director of Mississippi State University’s new Center for the Advancement of Service-Learning Excellence. She will also continue to serve as an associate professor in the College of Education’s counseling and educational psychology department. Faculty advisor for the Maroon Volunteer Center, director of the Service DAWGS (Donating a Wonderful Gift […] [...]

New post for Boydstun

by Published: December 28,2012

Tags: John Boydstun, Regions Bank, University of Mississippi

Regions Bank has named John Boydstun vice president, commercial banking relationship manager. A native of Baton Rouge, La., Boydstun has seven years of banking experience, and most recently served as a community banking relationship manager for Regions in Baton Rouge. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi and his M.B.A. from the […] [...]

Carter to run new unit

by Published: December 28,2012


Central Mississippi Medical Center has chosen Julie A. Carter, RN, as nurse manager for the hospital’s new ACE unit scheduled to open in early 2013. A Terry native, Carter brings a wealth of experience in elder care to her position. For the past 14 years she has worked in nursing team management around Jackson. She […] [...]

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