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HORNE promotes team members

The accounting and business advisory firm HORNE LLP has made numerous promotions. Promoted team members include Lauren Welch, Dianna Broussard, Wesley Williams, David Papale, Amy Parnell, Jackie Brown, Pat Siegrist, Maliegh Ford, Nick Dubuisson, Jordan Wood, Justin Walley, Katie Barfield, Pol Steiner, Tim Hall, Brent Gay, David McClendon, Diane Laird, Renee Tabari and Hannah Lewis. […] [...]

Buddy McClain wins SONIC Drive-In’s Troy Smith award

SONIC Drive-In recently presented the Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award to franchisee Buddy McClain, chief executive officer of MVP Sonics. Named after SONIC’s founder, the Troy Smith Award is SONIC’s most prestigious award given to a franchisee that has worked with SONIC for a noteworthy duration and has made a significant contribution in terms […] [...]

BancorpSouth’s Gordon Lewis to retire

BancorpSouth Senior Executive Vice President Gordon Lewis is retiring effective Dec. 12. Lewis joined BancorpSouth in conjunction with the merger of First United Bancshares into BancorpSouth in 2000 where he was the regional chairman responsible for First United’s banks in Texas and Louisiana. Lewis also served as chairman, president and CEO of Fredonia State Bank […] [...]

Tracy Diez replacing Barbara Travis at MSWTC

by Published: October 17,2014

Tags: Mississippi World Trade Center, Tracy Diez

The Mississippi World Trade Center has named Tracy Diez its new executive director. She served the MSWTC as marketing and events coordinator since joining the organization in April 2012. Diez has 20 years of executive operational management experience in the non-profit and restaurant industries including business development, employee supervision, fiscal management, staff development, product and […] [...]

October 17th Digital Edition

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Designing success: AIA Mississippi holds annual awards celebration

The Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Mississippi) held its annual Design Awards Celebration Thursday, Oct. 16 at Duling Hall in Jackson. The Design Awards Celebration “seeks to applaud architecture and design by bringing attention to all components of the program through an event which highlights the art in the architectural profession.” […] [...]

Farm theft investigation recovers $200K in stolen equipment

JACKSON — An investigation by the Mississippi Agricultural and Livestock Theft Bureau (MALTB), the law enforcement division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, has resulted in the recovery of numerous pieces of stolen equipment. The Bureau anticipates arrests and charges to be forthcoming in the future. Lead MALTB Investigator Mike Braswell along with […] [...]

Catfish industry launches TV advertising campaign

JACKSON — This weekend, the U.S. Farm-Raised Catfish industry will launch a new television advertising campaign aimed at raising awareness among Southern catfish eaters. The 30-second ad depicts a young soldier’s homecoming celebration, complete with a family gathering and a meal of fried catfish and sides. “Family gatherings are at the core of our consumer’s […] [...]

Student body presidents pushing for on-time graduation

HATTIESBURG — With only 48 percent of students graduating in four years, the student body presidents of Mississippi’s eight public universities have decided to encourage their fellow students to know their plan and graduate on time. The Student Body Presidents’ Council launched the Finish in 4 campaign at a Board of Trustees of State Institutions […] [...]

MSU Extension named Intelligent Community Institute

STARKVILLE — A New York-based think tank has designated the Mississippi State University Extension Service an Intelligent Community Institute, the second of its kind in the country. The goal of the partnership between MSU and the Intelligent Community Forum is to help rural communities thrive in the digital economy. The Intelligent Community Forum examines best […] [...]

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