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Sheila Dossett lands UM alumni post

Sheila Dossett has been appointed interim executive director of alumni affairs at the University of Mississippi, effective March 2. Tim Walsh, who has been executive director since 2008, retires March 1. Dossett is senior associate director of alumni affairs and director of alumni activities for the schools of Applied Sciences and Education. A member of […] [...]

Ole Miss adds 10 to Hall of Fame

Ten University of Mississippi seniors have earned membership in the school’s 2014-15 Hall of Fame, one of the university’s highest honors. The Hall of Fame inductees were honored Jan. 30  at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Recipients are chosen by a committee, with selections based on a student’s academic achievement, community […] [...]

Anderson, Banks honored at Magnolia Bar Foundation’s Mid-Winter Gala

At its Mid-Winter Gala, the Magnolia Bar Foundation honored Phelps Dunbar partners Judges Reuben V. Anderson and Fred L. Banks, Jr. with the “Legacy of Leadership Award.” This award is presented to a member of the Magnolia Bar Association who is over the age of 50 years and has made invaluable contributions not only to […] [...]

Tiffany Talton named director

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Keesler Federal Credit Union, Tiffany Talton

Tiffany Talton has been named director of Project Management for Keesler Federal Credit Union. She began with Keesler Federal Credit Union as a financial service representative in 2002.  She transferred into the Human Resources Department as a staff development specialist.  And in 2013 she accepted the position as project specialist before being promoted to director […] [...]

Hosemann runs for 3rd term as Mississippi secretary of state

JACKSON — Republican Delbert Hosemann of Jackson says he’s running for a third term as Mississippi secretary of state. The 67-year-old Hosemann filed qualifying papers Monday at the state Republican Party headquarters. He’s the first person to enter the race for secretary of state. Candidates’ qualifying deadline is Friday, and it’s not clear whether Democrats […] [...]

Dr. Jerry Ballard to lead division

Dr. Jerry Ballard of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center  in Vicksburg has been selected to lead the Computational Science and Engineering Division in ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory.  Ballard’s selection was announced Jan. 8 by ITL Director Dr. Reed Mosher. Since 2009, Ballard has been the associate technical director for military engineering, force […] [...]

JSU selects Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony

Dr. Elayne Hayes-Anthony has been named director of the Jackson State University Department of Mass Communications. Since 1998, Hayes-Anthony has served as professor of Communications and chair of the Department of Communications at Belhaven University. Prior to that, she served at JSU for 10 years, first as director of Graduate Studies for the Department of […] [...]

Jackie Chatmon is 2014 top employee

Jackie Chatmon of Hinds County has been named the Department of Mental Health’s 2014 Employee of the Year. Chatmon is a Program Administrator in the Division of Children and Youth, where she oversees the Mississippi Transitional Outreach Project and Project XPand, both programs focused on providing services to adolescents and young adults. She has been […] [...]

Greenwood school board hires superintendent’s wife

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood School Board has hired the superintendent’s wife as an instructional coach for the school district. Superintendent Montrell Greene left the room Friday when board members voted 5-0 for the hiring of Robie Green, The Greenwood Commonwealth reported. Robie Greene was previously an education professor at Mississippi Valley State University. The school […] [...]

Analysis: MAS targets unfunded mandates on counties

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, taxes

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Supervisors is rallying the rank and file to oppose several bills making their way through the 2015 Legislature. Among them are bills to boost the salaries of court reporters, constables and sheriffs. The association considers them unfunded mandates. All appear to have overwhelming support in the Legislature. The association […] [...]

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