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Opportunity Finance Network recognizes Bill Bynum

Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) has chosen Bill Bynum, CEO of Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union (HOPE), as the recipient of the 2014 Ned Gramlich Award for Responsible Finance. It is OFN’s highest individual honor. Bynum founded HOPE to provide access to credit and promote financial inclusion among the underbanked in the mid-South. From 2002-2013, he […] [...]

BKD adds to staff

BKD, LLP’s has added Jesse Alford as senior manager in the firm’s audit department of its Jackson office. Alford has more than 10 years of experience providing audit and advisory services to clients in a number of industries.  He also has experience with internal audit procedures and consulting services and one year of private industry […] [...]

Clinic welcomes Nolan Darby

Nolan Darby, USAW, CSCS, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Sports Medicine as the coordinator of sports performance. Darby earned his bachelor’s degree at Louisiana Tech University. He completed a strength and conditioning internship with the University of Tennessee football program and served as a strength and conditioning assistant for Louisiana Tech University and Washington State University […] [...]

Four chosen for SEC program

Four Mississippi State University administrators and faculty members are among 48 selected as 2014-15 Southeastern Conference Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows. The MSU contingent includes David A. Dampier, director of the Distributed Analytics and Security Institute and professor in the computer science and engineering department; Mark L. Lawrence, associate dean for research and graduate studies […] [...]

Trustmark makes Barry Collier VP

by Published: October 31,2014

Tags: Barry T. Collier, Mississippi College, Trustmark

Barry T. Collier has been named vice president at Trustmark’s corporate office in Jackson, where he serves as corporate facilities senior project manager.  Collier has more than 18 years of experience in the commercial construction industry. He earned a bachelor of science in education from Mississippi College. He is a member of the American Society […] [...]

Special Olympics Mississippi to hold first-ever ‘Unified Egg Bowl’

STARKVILLE — The Egg Bowl football game is the most divisive annual event in Mississippi households, and that sentiment will be stronger than ever as both Mississippi State and Ole Miss teams experience historically successful seasons in 2014. This year, Special Olympics Mississippi will unify the schools and the state with the first Special Olympics […] [...]

Louisiana firm to begin dredging Vicksburg Harbor next week

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District will begin dredging the Vicksburg Harbor on Nov. 3. The dredging project is scheduled to take 11 days. The dredging is an annual activity that ensures the navigation channel is clear from sediment buildup left by the natural flow of the Mississippi and rainfall […] [...]

Research on dogs could lead to better understanding of human cancer

STARKVILLE — A research team at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is working to better understand cancer in dogs, and the work also could advance knowledge of human cancer. Their investigation began with only a tiny blood platelet, but quickly they discovered opportunities for growth and expanding the breadth of the research. “We […] [...]

NRCS accepting applications from ag producers for EQUIP

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications to help producers improve water and air quality, build healthier soil, improve grazing and forest lands, conserve energy, enhance organic operations and achieve other environmental benefits. NRCS has directed millions of dollars in financial assistance for Fiscal Year 2015 […] [...]

New Anchor Square store in Pascagoula offers kid’s gifts at reasonable prices

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: books, Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Pascagoula

By TAMMY LEYTHAM  PASCAGOULA — Business at the newly opened Whimsy Books & Toys is going “unexpectedly” well. Tracy Jackson-Wilson opened the store with her mother-in-law Cathy Johnson in August. It sits in a Katrina cottage in Pascagoula’s Anchor Square, a shopping and dining complex on the west end of Delmas Avenue that serves as […] [...]

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