Posts Tagged ‘director’

Hessell finally has ‘interim’ removed from title at HCDC

GULFPORT — Bill Hessell can drop the interim tag from his job with the Harrison County Development Commission. Hessell started at the HCDC in 2004 as interim director and became interim director again when Director Larry Barnett left for a job in Texas. He took over as full-time director this month. The HCDC is the […] [...]

Public Works director suspended, ordered into anger management counseling

OCEAN SPRINGS — Public Works director Andre Kaufman has been suspended for three days without pay, ordered to attend anger management counseling and placed on six months’ probation by the mayor and Board of Aldermen. The Sun Herald reported that Mayor Connie Moran and the board met about three hours behind closed doors Wednesday to […] [...]

County recoups money stolen by former facility manager

CORINTH — The state auditor’s office says an investigation into a former manager of the Crossroads Arena in Corinth has resulted in money returning to that facility. State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office said in a news release the investigation looked into misappropriation of public funds by Reggie Churchwell, the facility’s former manager. Pickering’s office says […] [...]

New VA director trying to recover hospital’s reputation

JACKSON — The new director of the veterans’ hospital in Jackson is struggling to change perceptions of the institution as members of Congress and a government oversight office pursue investigations into misconduct. Joe Battle stepped into a public relations nightmare when he arrived at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center in early 2012. Whistleblower complaints were […] [...]

Utility Authority board not appointing interim director

BILOXI — The Harrison County Utility Authority will move quickly to hire a new executive director. The authority’s board met yesterday for the first time since last week’s firing of longtime director Kamran Pahlavan. He was dismissed because of conflict of interest concerns involving a car purchase and financing the deal through a utility authority […] [...]

CVB begins search for new tourism director after shakeup

CORINTH — The Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau has launched a search for a new tourism director after accepting the resignation of Kristy White from the position. The Daily Corinthian reports the organization’s board of directors is advertising the position and expects to take applications for about three weeks New board president Luke Doehner […] [...]

Report shows potential conflict of interest at DMR

by Published: December 10,2012

Tags: boat, conflict of interest, director, marine, state agency, waters

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has spent more than $1.4 million in public money on two recreational fishing boats leased from a foundation managed by the agency’s director. The Sun Herald reports the Mississippi Marine Resources Foundation supplies DMR with a 36-foot Topaz open fisherman and a 42-foot Californian convertible. Paid for […] [...]

CEO elected to board of American Banking Association

GULFPORT — John Hairston, CEO of Hancock Holding Co., has been elected to the board of directors of the American Banking Association. Hancock Holding is the parent of Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank. The Sun Herald reports Hairston’s election took place at the organization’s recent meeting in San Diego. He is one of nine members […] [...]

Allee resigning as director of State Port as scrutiny continues

GULFPORT — The longtime director of Mississippi’s state-owned port is resigning after increasing scrutiny over how the Gulf Coast facility is spending $570 million in federal money it was given after Hurricane Katrina. Gulfport Port director Don Allee will resign Nov. 2, according to a news release distributed today at a port commission meeting After […] [...]

Ex-Delta housing director Jefferson asks for bond

GREENVILLE — The former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority wants a judge let her remain free on bond pending the appeal of her prison sentence. U.S. District Court Judge Glen H. Davidson sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson to 32 months in prison on Aug. 2 for embezzlement, obstruction of justice and witness […] [...]

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