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MPhA names committee

The Mississippi Pharmacists Association (MPhA) has named its 2011-2012 Executive Committee members. The 2011-2012 MPhA president is Canton native Bill Mosby. Mosby is the owner of Mosby’s Drug Store in Canton, and is a 1972 graduate of the University of Mississippi. Val Soldevila (University of Mississippi, 1977), owner of Henderson Healthmart Drugs and Economy Healthmart […] [...]

Cartoons – July 4, 2011

by Published: July 3,2011

Tags: Billy Hewes, bond debt, CARTOONS, Tate Reeves, unions

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Construction industry tightening belt to adjust to higher fuel costs, budget cutbacks

Just when the recession may be coming to an end and the construction industry thinks of brighter days ahead, fuel prices make a dramatic move upward and government entities make budget cuts. How are Mississippi’s construction companies adjusting? “The higher gasoline costs are definitely having an adverse effect on our members,” said Mike Pepper, executive […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Russell Marsalis

Age:  29 Hometown: Brandon Education: BS in health education and coaching, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Head coach, boys basketball, Velma Jackson High School After seven years teaching and coaching in Mississippi’s public schools, Learned native Russell Marsalis has locked down what he likes best about his job. “Seeing kids mature and become productive […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Scott Marshall

Age: 30 Hometown: Jackson Education: Bachelor and masters of accountancy, University of Mississippi Current Position: Financial planner, Marshall Financial Planning, LLC At age 30, Scott Marshall has already had an extensive career in finances.  After graduating from the University of Mississippi, the West Point native began his career as a financial auditor for Ernst & […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Darral Nail

Age: 29 Hometown: Brandon Education: B.S.B.A. in marketing, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Business development manager, Gold Coast Commodities If you’ve dined at a Mississippi restaurant recently, you were likely treated to some of the handiwork of Darral Nail, though you probably didn’t notice it.  As business development manager for Gold Coast Commodities in […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Donnie Lindsey

Age: 28 Hometown: Pearl Education: B.S. in exercise science (University of Southern Mississippi), master of education in college student personnel (University of Southern Mississippi) Current Position: Academic counselor at Hinds Community College When working toward his undergraduate degree, Donnie Lindsey’s main goal was to become a physical therapist.  After graduating from Southern Miss, however, Lindsey […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Farris Watson

Age: 24 Hometown: Tupelo Education: University of Mississippi, Itawamba Community College Current Position: Fraternal coordinator of South Mississippi Woodmen of the World Farris Watson says she was made for her job.  Watson grew up with a fondness for handyman work, outdoor activities and a hobby of incessant reading; qualities  she is able to pair with […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Laura Mann

Age: 25 Hometown: Clinton Education: Bachelor of arts in mass communication and journalism, University of Southern Mississippi Current Position: Producer and director for Mississippi Public Broadcasting Laura Mann’s parents always told her she could be anything she wanted. “When I told them I wanted to be a professional soccer player, they were on board,” says […] [...]

Keeping Our Eye On: Jessica Russell

Age: 25 Hometown: Clinton Education: Bachelor of arts in advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi, 2005 Current Position: Copywriter at the GodwinGroup Advertising Agency in Jackson Jessica Russell had two realizations while she was still in college.  The first was in response to the “anywhere but here” attitude so many of her peers had […] [...]

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