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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 […] [...]

Community college dedicating new welding technology center

MERIDIAN — Meridian Community College is tripling its capacity of a workforce training program with the dedication today of a new welding technology center. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will speak at the 10 a.m. dedication on the MCC campus in Meridian. The $1.5 million, 11,500-square foot metal structure, located on the north side of the […] [...]

Former DPS employees sentenced for selling bogus driver’s licenses

LAUREL — Two former Mississippi Department of Public Safety employees and a third person have been sentenced on charges of conspiracy to commit identity theft. Prosecutors say Yolanda Jean Perkins and Lorena Gomez, both of Laurel, and Elmer Enrique Martinez-Velasquez of Albertville, Alabama, a Mexican native who authorities say was living in the country illegally, […] [...]

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