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Sledge&Company Financial hires Murray Ann Penn

by Published: April 23,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Sledge&Company Financial has hired Murray Ann Penn as the new director of operations. Penn earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. She then went on to study law at Mississippi College, where she earned her J.D. Her position will entail overseeing client plans, and maintaining a proficient understanding in estate, business and financial […] [...]

Ole Miss launches commitment to be ‘climate neutral’

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has launched a campus-wide commitment with the goal of making Ole Miss “climate neutral.” Chancellor Dan Jones signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment, to which some 600 of his counterparts across the country also gave their signatures. “A lot of good things happen on this campus […] [...]

School system gets check from TVA for energy efficiency

OXFORD — Energy-efficiency efforts by the Oxford School District will put $44,439.60 back into school classrooms, where Superintendent Brian Harvey says it belongs. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently presented school district officials with a check for energy-efficiency improvements made over the past year, specifically for energy saving costs related to the construction of the […] [...]

Trustmark sees higher quarterly net income; declares dividend

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK) reported net income of $29.0 million in the first quarter of 2014, which represented diluted earnings per share of $0.43, an increase of 2.4 percent from the prior quarter and 13.2 percent compared to one year earlier. Trustmark’s performance during the first three months of 2014 produced a return on […] [...]

Carolyn Monfils made sales director for Hilton Garden Inn

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Business, Hilton Garden Inn, Mississippi

Carolyn Monfils was recently named director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Madison located in Madison. Monfils brings over 20 years of hospitality experience to this position. Her primary duties include achieving hotel revenue, profit and customer satisfaction goals by developing and implementing successful sales strategies, account management, business development and team leadership. [...]

TEC chooses Aaron Timlake, Kelli Bolstad

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

TEC has appointed Aaron Timlake as switch technician at TEC of Jackson. Timlake attended Hinds Community College in Ridgeland where he received an associates’ degree in computer network support technology. He currently resides in Jackson. Also, TEC has appointed Kelli Bolstad as human resources/payroll representative. Bolstad received a degree in business administration from Parkland College […] [...]

Planters Bank promotes Ann Williford, Melissa Purvis; names Brandon Baldwin a loan officer

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Banks, Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Planters Bank has promoted Ann Williford to assistant vice president for the Leland office. Williford is a native of Leland and attended Leland schools and Mississippi Delta Community College. She has 34 years of banking experience and 15 years with Planters. Williford is a member of the Leland Chamber of Commerce and Leland Deer Creek […] [...]

JSU’s Janelle Hannah Jefferson recognized as “Best of State”

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Newsmakers

F. Janelle Hannah Jefferson of Jackson State University was recently recognized as the “Best of State” recipient for Mississippi at the Region 4 National Academic Advising Association Conference. Jefferson served as the lead presenter for the presentation titled “The iTeam; Advisement, Assessment, Transition, and Retention” at the fall 2013 Mississippi Advisor’s Meeting. She will be […] [...]

Accounting firm adds Beth Storey

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The accounting firm of Franks, Franks, Jarrell & Wilemon, P.A., has added Beth K. Storey as a staff accountant. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Storey graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in commerce and business administration and a master’s degree in accounting. She has served as staff accountant at firms in Memphis […] [...]

After review, MSU moves forward on new research facility

STARKVILLE — Officials at Mississippi State are moving forward with plans to create a new collaborative research center after competing successfully through two rounds of review by the National Science Foundation. A planning grant for the initiative was awarded late last month. The NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for Advanced Composites in Transportation Vehicles […] [...]

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