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Peyton Smith joins SouthGroup

Peyton Smith has recently joined SouthGroup Insurance Services, headquartered in Ridgeland, as an agent and risk adviser.  He assumes responsibility for developing business opportunities in commercial insurance and risk management as well as SouthGroup’s Personal Insurance Private Client Group. Most recently, Smith was president of Insurance Professionals of Mississippi.  Prior to entering the agency side […] [...]

Mike Christensen joins Mississippi State Hospital

Mike Christensen, who has more than 33 years of journalism experience, will handle media relations for the Mississippi State Hospital.  He worked 26 years as a sports writer and copy editor for The Clarion-Ledger  and most recently served as a web editor/writer for Agfax.com, an agriculture information site. Christensen earned a bachelor’s degree in history […] [...]

Charles Webb earns Golden Lamp

Oxford School District business manager Charles Webb has received the 2014 Golden Lamp Award for Mississippi by the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. The award, MASA’s highest honor, is given to a MASA member who has “gone above and beyond” in public education for the children of Mississippi. [...]

Trent Mulloy to chair Mississippi Manufacturers Association board

Trent A. Mulloy has been named the 2014-2015 chairman of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association board of directors. Mulloy, a native of Laurel, is the fourth generation to work for the family-owned Laurel Machine & Foundry Company, founded in 1904, where he currently serves as president. In addition, Earl Walker, senior director of external affairs-state and […] [...]

MSU grad student Johnny Richwine honored

Jonathan D. “Johnny” Richwine, a Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is pursuing a master’s degree in agronomy, recently took first-place honors in the Emerging Scientist Competition of the American Forage and Grassland Council. Richwine is a Martin, Tenn., native and University of Tennessee at Martin agribusiness graduate. […] [...]

Mark Barry interns at Waggoner

Mark Barry, EI, is a new engineering intern in the Transportation Department at Waggoner Engineering of  Jackson. Barry will be responsible for assisting with roadway design as well as traffic signalization. Barry most recently served with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where he analyzed data and road alignment for bridge design. He holds a bachelor’s […] [...]

Stepan to lead Tenn-Tom group

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired J. Craig Stepan of Fairhope, Ala., as its administrator. He succeeds Bruce Windham who resigned last year due to illness. Stepan will also serve as president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council, the authority’s sister waterway trade association. Before joining the waterway agency, Stepan was President/Owner of Superior […] [...]

Dr. David A. Horner named director

Dr. David A. Horner is the new director of the Department of Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg.  Horner assumed his new duties Jan. 12, taking over for John West, who has accepted a position with the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas-Austin. […] [...]

MEC taps Stephanie Patton, Edmond Hughes

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced the 2015 and 2016 officers for Leadership Mississippi. Stephanie Patton, Editor/Publisher of The Leland Progress, will serve as Leadership Mississippi Chair for 2015. Edmond Hughes, Vice President, Human Resources and Administration for Ingalls Shipbuilding, will serve as Leadership Mississippi Chair for 2016. Before purchasing the newspaper in 2011, Patton […] [...]

Memorial Physician Clinics adds 3 doctors to staff

Memorial Physician Clinics of Gulfport has recently added three doctors to its staff. Dr. John T. Pessoney will practice  Occupational Medicine at Memorial Occupational Medicine and Health Clinic, 1110 Broad Ave., Suite 500 in Gulfport. He received his medical doctorate from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his residency in Occupational […] [...]

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