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Secretary of State’s Office transitioning to new location

JACKSON — At 5 p.m. on April 24, the Secretary of State’s Office will close its 700 North Street location and will reopen April 29 at Capital Towers, located at 125 South Congress Street in Jackson. Individuals needing assistance April 25 will need to visit the Secretary of State’s Office location at 401 Mississippi Street. […] [...]

Community Bank promotes Stovall, Wells, Edwards and Gillis

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: Banks, Business, leaders, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Community Bank has promoted four of its staffers. Anna Stovall has been promoted to loan assistant and customer service representative at Community Bank‘s Pearl office. She joined Community Bank in 2013 working as a teller in the Flowood office. Stovall is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor of science […] [...]

William Carey chosen for opening round of softball championship

HATTIESBURG — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the sites for the 2nd annual NAIA Softball National Championship Opening Round and William Carey University was named as a host site, the national office announced. The event will be played May 12-14 and features 10 four-team double elimination tournaments. The 40 qualifiers and […] [...]

SpaceX, Stennis officially open new rocket test stand

HANCOCK COUNTY — Private space exploration firm SpaceX and the Stennis Space Center have cut the ribbon on an improved rocket engine test stand. SpaceX, based in Hawthorne, Calif., is supposed to conduct initial testing this year of its new Raptor engines, which will be powered by methane and liquid oxygen. “We’re no stranger to […] [...]

Dr. John Eye chosen as dean at Southern Miss

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected Dr. John Eye to lead its University Libraries as dean, following a national search to fill the position. Eye is dean of library services and professor of library science at Southern Utah University. He will begin work at Southern Miss July 1. As a faculty member at Southern […] [...]

New shareholders named for Copeland, Cook, Taylor and Bush

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

Copeland, Cook, Taylor, & Bush has named three attorneys as shareholders in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Leslie Bounds practices in the area of business and taxation. Bounds received her J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law and her B.S. from Mississippi University for Women. She also holds an L.L.M. in taxation from New York University […] [...]

Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda win grants at MUW

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: business education, Columbus, Mississippi

The Mississippi University for Women Alumni Association recently presented faculty awards. Wesley Garrett won the New Faculty Award while Drs. Nora Corrigan and Deborah Miranda are the Faculty Enhancement Grant winners. Garrett, assistant professor of legal studies, began teaching for the legal studies program in 2009 and became the program director in 2011. She was […] [...]

George O’Connor joins Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes

by Published: April 22,2014

Tags: accounting, Business, law, Mississippi, Newsmakers

George O’Conner, former trial attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and former vice president for Entergy Corporation, is joining Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. O’Connor will bring his extensive energy and regulatory experience to Brunini’s Washington, D.C. office. O’Connor served as an advisor to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commissioner Charles A. Trandbant from […] [...]

Bryant taps Dr. Janet Williams to serve on State Board of Nursing

Dr. Janet Williams, RN, PhD, dean of the William Carey University School of Nursing, was recently appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to serve on the State Board of Nursing. She has served in the school of nursing for over 20 years as a teacher and administrator, and most recently, as dean. Williams was elected by […] [...]

BancorpSouth posts healthier quarterly profit

TUPELO — Regional bank BancorpSouth Corp. saw profit rise for the third quarter in a row, jumping 37 percent in 2014′s first quarter from the same three months in 2013. BancorpSouth posted quarterly profit yesterday of $28.4 million, or 30 cents per share. That’s up from $20.8 million or 22 cents per share in 2013′s […] [...]

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