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Neel-Schaffer’s Matt Lifsey earns DBIA certification

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced that Matt Lifsey, PE, DBIA, has completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program and is now nationally certified as a Design-Build Professional. Lifsey manages Neel-Schaffer’s South Carolina operations and leads the firm’s 11-member Design- Build Advisory Group. He is a Vice President in the firm and has 28 years of experience, including ...

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Waggoner Engineering team grows

Waggoner Engineering, Inc., a full-service economic development, program management and engineering firm, recently added four new employees to its team; Eric Jefferson, Zoffee Dahmash, Thomas Mayfield and Karen Sites. Jefferson is a senior planner, responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, creating transportation plans, environmental reviews and assessment reports. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the ...

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Eley|Barkley|Dale is now open in Oxford

Eley|Barkley|Dale, an association of Eley Barkley Engineering & Architecture and Dale Partners Architects, is now open in Oxford. “Having worked together on the GRAMMY Museum® MISSISSIPPI in Cleveland, MS,” commented Ross Barkley, AIA, “it was an easy decision to form this association.” Eley|Barkley|Dale (EBD) offers architecture, engineering, planning and interior design services. With offices in Oxford, Cleveland and Jackson, EBD ...

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Kirby Latham joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager in Mobile

Kirby Latham joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager in Mobile Kirby Latham, PE, has joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc., as a Senior Project Manager in the Mobile office. Latham has more than 20 years of experience as a transportation design engineer and project manager. He has experience in the design of roadways, bridges, and utilities, as well as bridge inspections, and construction ...

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Waggoner Engineering add 4 Team

Waggoner Engineering, Inc., an economic development, program management and engineering firm, recently added four new employees to its team: Audrey Lewis, James Price, Rachel Westerfield and Ayad Taofik. Lewis works as a project engineer for Waggoner’s Hernando Office. Lewis graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She is a member of the American ...

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ACEC of Mississippi names new executive director

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi has announced Craig Carter as its new Executive Director. During his 33-year career in marketing and public relations, Carter has specialized in building relationships, designing marketing strategies and navigating politics in Mississippi. Prior to joining ACES-MS, Carter served as Assistant to Commissioner Dick Hall, Chair of the Mississippi Transportation Commission. He owned ...

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Gibson to lead Neel-Schaffer Central Mississippi Water/Wastewater Department

Phillip Gibson, PE, has re-joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc., and will manage the company’s Central Mississippi Water/Wastewater Department. Gibson has more than 26 years of experience, including 15 years working for Neel-Schaffer from 1992 through 2007. He founded Gibson Engineering, Inc., in 2011. He will be based in Neel-Schaffer’s Jackson office, providing water and wastewater services for clients across the state. Gibson ...

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Mapping the Delta’s water — Aquifer the lifebood of irrigation for crops

By NASH NUNNERY There’s no disputing that water is the lifeblood of agriculture in the Mississippi Delta and around the state. In fact, 92 percent of the water footprint in the United States goes to agriculture production, according to the latest government figures. In the Mississippi Delta, home to arguably the world’s richest soil, farmers worry as much about their ...

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