Posts Tagged ‘VICKSBURG’

KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Laura Beth Strickland

Name: Laura Beth Strickland Age: 26 Position: Communications Manager Company: Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Laura Beth Strickland says with pride that she is a Vicksburg girl through and through. Born and raised in the Mississippi River town, Strickland once told her kindergarten class that she wanted to be a police officer so she could […] [...]

“A Chain of Thunder”: Novelist Jeff Shaara marks 150th anniversary of the Seige of Vicksburg

Best-selling Civil War novelist Jeff Shaara says the audience he wants to reach the most are the ones that come to him often after reading his books saying, “I didn’t know that.” With its railroads and location on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, the town of Vicksburg, Mississippi was a vitally important fortress city […] [...]

Social media marketing allows casinos to give, take

by Frank Brown Published: May 17,2013

Tags: BILOXI, Boyd Gaming, casinos, Frank Brown, gaming, Gulf Coast, IP Biloxi, Philadelphia, Sam's Town, Tunica, VICKSBURG

You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian Best, corporate president […] [...]

Miller garners honor

by MBJ Staff Published: May 16,2013

Tags: environment, Michael Miller, VICKSBURG

Michael P. Miller, senior environmental protection specialist, Regulatory Branch, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Vicksburg District, was recently presented the Larry N. Harper Regulator of the Year Award for his outstanding service and support. The award recognizes the regulator who exemplifies the Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and […] [...]

Vroman made chief

by MBJ Staff Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Noah Vroman, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently selected Noah Vroman as the new levee safety branch chief of the Dam and Levee Safety Modifications Production Center. Vroman began his career at the Vicksburg District as a civil engineer in the geotechnical branch in 2003. He has served as a research geotechnical engineer, dam […] [...]

District chooses Foxworth

by MBJ Staff Published: January 14,2013

Tags: Army Corps of Engineers, Dana Foxworth, VICKSBURG

The Corps’ Vicksburg District recently selected Dana Foxworth as a civil engineer to begin working in the hydraulics branch of the Mapping, Modeling, and Consequences Production Center. She has worked as a co-op student at the Corps’ Greenwood Area Office since 2010 in the construction branch. Foxworth graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor […] [...]

Ballard writing again

by MBJ Staff Published: December 28,2012

Tags: Champion Hill, Civil War, Iuka, Michael Ballard, Mississippi State University, VICKSBURG

Civil War author, professor and Mississippi State University archivist Michael B. Ballard has turned the page and begun writing another chapter in his own life-retirement. Ballard, whose most recent book “The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles” was released in 2011 by University Press of Mississippi, is an MSU doctoral graduate in history, […] [...]

Association recognizes Sherard

by MBJ Staff Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Mississippi Library Association, Randy Sherard, VICKSBURG

The Mississippi Library Association has honored Randy Sherard, an attorney and longtime associate of the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Advisory Board, for years of volunteer service. The Vicksburg Post reports Sherard has received the association’s 2012 Library Champion Award. The 67-year-old Sherard is an attorney and professional engineer who has been associated with the Vicksburg […] [...]

Hamby enters Gallery

by MBJ Staff Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Clifton Hamby, U.S. Corps of Engineering, VICKSBURG

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently inducted one of its former team members, Clifton Charles “C.C.” Hamby III, into the prestigious Gallery of Distinguished Employees. Hamby retired chief of the design branch of Engineering Division, was the 2012 inductee. His career spanned more than 35 years, with 34 of those years spent […] [...]

Sorrells selected as chief

by MBJ Staff Published: October 7,2012

Tags: Civil Engineering, Michael Sorrells, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, VICKSBURG

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District team member Michael Sorrells, a civil engineer with the Engineering and Construction Division, was recently selected as chief of the water control management section. He has served as a team leader in the Vicksburg District’s Modeling, Mapping and Consequences Center with responsibility for leading engineers from […] [...]

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