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MEMA hosts earthquake-preparedness seminar; focuses on search/rescue

PEARL — Mississippians, both residents and first responders, must be ready for an earthquake. An important focus for the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is to strengthen search and rescue capabilities. This week, MEMA hosted a seminar at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, focusing on the challenges of earthquake search and rescue. Local and state first […] [...]

Committee formed to aid in search for next MVSU president

ITTA BENA — Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds and Mississippi Valley State University Board Search Committee chair Shane Hooper announced a Campus Search Advisory Committee has formed to aid in the search for the next president of Mississippi Valley State University. The members of the Mississippi Valley State University Campus Search Advisory […] [...]

With no interim, board begins hunt for MVSU president

ITTA BENA — After failing to attract a temporary leader for Mississippi Valley State University, the College Board has decided to look for permanent president for the Itta Bena school. College Board President Bob Owens has named five board members, led by Shane Hooper of Saltillo, to seek a new leader for Mississippi’s smallest public […] [...]

Board could name state education superintendent by fall

JACKSON — Mississippi could choose its new state superintendent of education by October. The state Board of Education agreed to take applications for the post from early June through early September, with plans to interview finalists in late September and reach a contract with a new leader by October. The department has been led by […] [...]

Georgia educator likely to be next president of USM

HATTIESBURG — Rodney Bennett is likely to be appointed president of the University of Southern Mississippi today. Bennett, vice president of student affairs at the University of Georgia, was named the College Board’s preferred candidate to lead 16,000-student USM last week. He would be the first black president of any of Mississippi’s five predominantly white […] [...]

Commission to discuss finding new agency director

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources is scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss the search for a new agency director. The commission fired Bill Walker Jan. 15 as executive director of the Department of Marine Resources. Walker, who was appointed head of the MDMR in 2002 by Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, has come under […] [...]

Downtown group terminates leader — again

COLUMBUS — The group that promotes commercial development in downtown Columbus has fired it director and will launch a search for her replacement. The Commercial Dispatch reports it’s the second time in less than six months that Main Street Columbus is looking for a new director. The group’s board said in a statement that Nickie […] [...]

DMR employee’s house searched; pols give back money

BILOXI — Investigators have searched the home of Tina Shumate, coastal management and planning director at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. David Huggins, who heads the Investigative Audit Division of the State Auditor’s Office, tells The Sun Herald a search warrant was served at Shumate’s home Tuesday. Huggins would not release any details about […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Commissioners hire firm to find new port director

GULFPORT — A firm has been hired to search for a new director for the Port of Gulfport. The Sun Herald reports the port’s Board of Commissioners voted to hire Boyden Global Executive Search to find a new director. Commissioner John Rester said Boyden has conducted the previous four executive searches for the port and […] [...]

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