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Prescott leads field for Conerly Trophy as state’s best football player

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State University quarterback and All-America candidate Dak Prescott is among the first three finalists named for the 2014 C Spire Conerly Trophy to be presented at a Dec. 2 awards program. Joining Prescott as finalists are Belhaven University wide receiver Greg Livingston and Mississippi College defensive back Dylan Klibert. Mississippi’s 10 […] [...]

BancorpSouth opens office in Austin, Texas

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank, subsidiary of BancorpSouth Inc. has opened a loan production office at 11612 Bee Caves Road in Austin, Texas, providing a broad range of financial services to the Austin metropolitan area. “The Austin, Texas MSA consistently ranks at or near the top of almost all statistical publications regarding economic drivers and activity,” […] [...]

Rapiscan’s metal detection system passes USM testing

HATTIESBURG — Rapiscan Systems Inc.’s Metor 6WP walk through metal detector has passed lab-testing by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the University of Southern Mississippi. Following an extensive evaluation in the National Sports Security Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi, NCS4 has confirmed that the Metor 6WP performed […] [...]

Strickland: Hunters shouldn’t fear common deer diseases

STARKVILLE — Hunters who discover sick deer should not be overly concerned, according to a Mississippi State University researcher. Bronson Strickland, wildlife biologist and wildlife management specialist with the MSU Extension Service, writes: “As a wildlife specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, I get many phone calls and emails from hunters during the […] [...]

Bi-Lo now supporting Apple Pay option at all Southeastern stores

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Jacksonville, Florida-based Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is now suporting Apple Pay across its entire southeastern footprint. “Customers want a shopping experience that is convenient, easy and secure, which is why we’re so pleased to announce support for Apple Pay,” said Bert DuMars, vice president, digital […] [...]

Ihrig elevated to VP of corporate communications at Southern Co.

ATLANTA — Southern Company has made two changes to the company’s executive management team. Bryan D. Anderson, vice president of governmental affairs for Southern Company, has been elevated to senior vice president of governmental affairs. In this role, Anderson will continue managing Southern Company’s Washington, D.C., office and directing the company’s political, policy and regulatory […] [...]

Demand outstripping Christmas tree supply as growers retire

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Consumers who want Mississippi-grown Christmas trees to deck their halls should shop early for the best selection every year. “Choose-and-cut Christmas tree production in Mississippi is fairly flat because there are growers each year who retire,” said Stephen Dicke, a forestry professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. “Growers still in […] [...]

Tubular Bells project underway in the Gulf of Mexico

GULF OF MEXICO — The Hess Corporation-operated Tubular Bells deepwater project, located in the Gulf of Mexico, has started crude oil and natural gas production, according to Chevron Corporation. The field is located 135 miles (217 km) southeast of New Orleans, in approximately 4,300 feet (1,310 m) of water in the Mississippi Canyon area. The […] [...]

Barbara Logan Smith named executive director

by Published: November 14,2014

Tags: Barbara Logan Smith, Teach For America–Mississippi

Barbara Logan Smith has been named the next executive director of Teach For America–Mississippi. Logan Smith, formerly the vice president of the Efficacy Institute, a national nonprofit focused on increasing academic achievement and character strength for all students, will formally enter the role in January. Logan Smith, who began her professional career as a teacher […] [...]

Firm adds Brook Hodges

by Published: November 14,2014

Tags: Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, Brook Hodges

Brook Hodges has joined Barnes Pettey Financial Advisors as a client service representative and is in training to become a financial advisor. Hodges is based in Oxford, but will work with other Barnes Pettey branches, as well. She joins the company after working with Dillard’s, Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Balance Fitness (co-owner). [...]

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