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Bryant appoints Karen Elam

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Karen Elam, Ph.D., to the State Board of Education. Elam will fill the unexpired term of Danny Spreitler, who has resigned.  She also serves on the Charter School Authorizer Board. Elam, a resident of Oxford, holds a doctorate degree in consumer economics from the University of Missouri, a master’s degree […] [...]

Waggoner hires Hunter Hyche

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: CH2M Hill, Hunter Hyche, Waggoner Engineering

Hunter Hyche, PE, has joined Waggoner Engineering of Jackson as a project manager in the firm’s New Orleans office. Hyche will handle civil engineering, municipal infrastructure design, construction, stormwater management and other areas of technical assistance. Hyche has more than 10 years of experience with governmental agencies at program and project management levels and most […] [...]

Petal author Vaughn Wilson recognized

Petal author, Vaughn Wilson, took top honors at the Will Rogers Medallion Award ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. Wilson won three gold medallions in the “Western Fiction for Younger Readers” category for his books “Bronco Sam and the Mustang,” “Lecile and the Racing Rodeo Mule” and “Trevor and the Cow-Shy Cow Horse.” His publishing company, […] [...]

Cynthia Cooper joins CPT board

Cynthia Cooper of Jackson, CEO of the Cooper Group has been appointed to the board of directors of the NASBA Center for the Public Trust for 2015-16. Cooper was named one of Time Magazine’s Persons of the Year in 2002 after leading the effort to uncover WorldCom’s $3.8 Billion fraud. Cooper now serves as the […] [...]

McCaskill, McDowell, Moore promoted at Community Bank

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: Alan McCaskill, Andrew McDowell, Community Bank, Jennifer Moore

Alan McCaskill, Andrew McDowell and Jennifer Moore have been promoted at Community Bank. McCaskill becomes senior vice president for Community Bank, North Mississippi.  McCaskill joined the bank in 2006 and specializes in consumer and commercial lending. He  is a 1991 graduate of Delta State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Business Management.  He […] [...]

Robert Jeuitt ‘Rob Jay’ promoted at JSU

Jackson State University has named longtime broadcaster and alum Robert “Rob Jay” Jeuitt as interim executive director of University Communications, replacing Eric Stringfellow. Jeuitt serves as general manager of television at the Mississippi e-Center@JSU, overseeing JSUTV and WJSU-FM. In his new role he will manage public relations, marketing, social media and the broadcast installations at […] [...]

Jackson home builders group honors members

                      The Home Builders Association of Jackson held its annual Members of the Year awards presentation in December at The Home Builders Association of Jackson office. The awards luncheon is held to recognize those members who have gone above and beyond for the Association. The […] [...]

State to study separate district for troubled schools

JACKSON — The State Board of Education is likely to study a new plan to create a separate statewide school district in Mississippi to take over troubled schools and school districts. The board discussed the study Thursday in a work session where frustration boiled over about the state’s inability to turn around schools and what […] [...]

TVA sets record demand for February

by Published: February 20,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Tennessee, TVA, winter

KNOXVILLE — The Tennessee Valley Authority says cold temperatures this week drove customers to set a record for demand for February. TVA says the power demand hit an estimated 32,129 megawatts at 7 a.m. EST on Thursday. At that time, average temperatures in its coverage area hovered around 7 degrees. The previous record for February […] [...]

Tallahatchie River bridge to honor veterans

OXFORD — Lafayette County supervisors will ask the Legislature to allow the new bridge spanning the Tallahatchie River to honor all veterans of the armed forces. Local members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars told supervisors on Tuesday that they support designating the structure as the “Veterans Memorial Bridge.” The Oxford Eagle […] [...]

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