Archive for the ‘NEWS’ Category

MSU’s Michael E. “Mike” Brown recognized

Professor Michael E. “Mike” Brown, a Mississippi State University faculty member and alumnus who also is the state climatologist, has received a major honor from the National Weather Association. Brown of the geosciences department received NWA’s 2014 Public Education Award for “providing significant contributions to increase the public’s weather awareness.” Brown coordinates the geosciences department’s […] [...]

Bob Boyte earns nomination

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year, Bob Boyte, Bob Boyte Honda

Bob Boyte, president/owner of Bob Boyte Honda in Brandon, has been nominated for the 2015 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Boyte is one of a select group of 55 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 98th annual National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in San Francisco, […] [...]

MGCCC faculty, staff honored

Two Mississippi Gulf Coast Community faculty members and three staff members have received awards. Christen Duhé, director of Business Development at MGCCC’s Hospitality and Resort Management Center, was named 2014 Young Careerist of the Year by Lighthouse Business Professional Women. Shelly Ford, comptroller at MGCCC, was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Business Officer Award by […] [...]

JSU welcomes Goodheart, Ewing

The Jackson State University Communications Department has some new faces, Olivia Goodheart and Jim Ewing. Goodheart, an educator and marketing, advertising and communications professional for more than 20 years, is the new director of public relations at Jackson State University. She is the former founding partner and vice president of client services of Fahrenheit Creative […] [...]

Robert M. Jones succeeding Houpt

The board of directors of Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi has appointed Robert M. Jones as the company’s president and CEO. He is succeeding Michael D. Houpt, who retired after 36 years of continuous service to the company. Jones has been associated with MACM for over 27 years, but officially joined MACM as legal counsel […] [...]

Community Bank taps Stephen Bass

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Community Bank, Stephen Bass

Stephen Bass has joined Community Bank in the Meridian main office. Bass was previously employed as a branch manager with a different area bank and has over nine years of experience in agriculture lending. A Liberty native, he is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a masters in agribusiness management. Active in the community, […] [...]

Prison review group examining no-bid contracts

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Business, Chris Epps, Mississippi, NEWS, prisons

JACKSON — A group that’s reviewing Mississippi prison contracts could make recommendations that would affect other state agencies, as well. That’s the word from former Attorney General Mike Moore, who’s on the five-member task force appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant. The group met for the first time Friday. Moore says members are paying close attention […] [...]

Ole Miss: Freeze to earn $4.3 million next season

Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze earned a big raise after leading the program to a nine-win season and a spot in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on Dec. 31. The school said on Friday that it’s finalized a contract with Freeze that will pay a base salary of $4.3 million next season — a raise of […] [...]

Firm adds Brian T. Alexander

by Published: December 12,2014

Tags: Biggs, Brian T. Alexander, Ingram & Solop PLLC

Brian T. Alexander has joined Biggs, Ingram & Solop, PLLC as an associate. Alexander represents clients primarily in matters of construction and insurance litigation. He received his bachelor of business administration, with an emphasis in human resource management, from the University of Mississippi and J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law. [...]

Jon-Paul Croom made CEO

Jon-Paul Croom is the new chief executive officer at Crossgates River Oaks Hospital. The Vicksburg native comes to Crossgates River Oaks with over 10 years of executive experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he served as chief operating officer for Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC), in Jackson. Prior to joining CMMC, Croom held management […] [...]

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