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Farm Bureau recognizes Congressman Gregg Harper

Congressman Gregg Harper (R – District 3) has been presented with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award for his work in the 113th Congress. This is the third consecutive time that Mississippi Farm Bureau has honored Harper for his commitment to the farmers of Mississippi. Harper serves on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, […] [...]

Sarah Smith McEwen earns CFM designation

Waggoner Engineering’s Sarah Smith McEwen, EI, has earned her certified floodplain manager (CFM) certification, a national program provided by the Association of State Floodplains Managers (ASFPM). McEwen began at Waggoner Engineering in 2013 upon completing her BSCE from Mississippi State University, and has worked on projects such as the phase A bridge hydraulic recommendations and […] [...]

NBWA taps Paul Bertucci

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) has chosen Paul J. Bertucci, executive vice president of F.E.B. Distributing Company Inc. in Gulfport and Capital City Beverages Inc. in Jackson, as treasurer of NBWA’s board of directors for the 2014-2015 term. Bertucci, along with his brother, Frank, is the third generation to own and manage the day-to-day […] [...]

Jacob Jorns joins clinic

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Jacob Jorns, MD, in the practice of urology in Gulfport, Miss. Jorns graduated summa cum laude with his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. He earned his medical doctorate at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. Jorns completed his internship in general surgery and residency […] [...]

Robert Barnes elected to board

Robert Barnes, president and CEO of PriorityOne Bank, was recently elected to the Independent Community Bankers of America’s Federal Delegate Board. In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Barnes’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Mississippi and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He […] [...]

Raymunda Barnes tapped for Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program

Raymunda Barnes has been selected to participate in the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program along with 17 other professional and civic leaders throughout the state. Barnes is assistant vice president at Pearl River Community College’s Hancock Center in Waveland. Barnes has been at the Hancock Center since 2007, serving as lead instructor for four years […] [...]

Mississippi State Hospital honors employees

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored employees with anniversaries for their years of service to the hospital. Service award recipients include: Dehrun Lyons of Jackson, 10 years; Lula Green of Jackson, one year; Lora Bodker of Brandon, 15 years; Lilly Blackwell of Whitfield, 50 years; Gary Strehlow of Crystal Springs, 15 years; Donnie Sanders of […] [...]

Vincent Noce receives master’s degree

Vincent Noce, a staff member of the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, recently completed a master of arts degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Noce has served in various investigative and intelligence roles in government for the past 17 years, and recently served a two-year tour […] [...]

Nail McKinney welcomes Andrew Spearman, Ryan Rhea

Andrew Spearman and Ryan Rhea have joined Nail McKinney Professional Association as staff accountants. Spearman is a native of Tupelo and a 2014 graduate of Mississippi State University with a master of taxation. He has passed all parts of the CPA exam and is working out of the firm’s Tupelo office. Rhea, also a native […] [...]

Reeves taps Mike Webb for MHC

Mike Webb has been named to the board of directors of Mississippi Home Corporation (MHC). Lt. Governor Tate Reeves appointed Webb to MHC’s Tax Credit Subcommittee, and will serve a six-year term expiring in 2020. Webb is the CEO of Iuka-based First American National Bank, where he has been employed for 18 years. He was […] [...]

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