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Elliott Flaggs joins Cornerstone

Elliott Flaggs as joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as Vice President to its Jackson, Mississippi office. Flaggs, a native of Vicksburg, most recently served as a special assistant attorney general with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the capacity of legislative liaison for Attorney General Jim Hood and director of the Child Desertion Unit. His responsibilities included analyzing and advocating legislation ...

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Jackson’s Bradley Arant one of Law360’s ten most charitable firms

The attorneys and staff of Bradley Arant’s Jackson office were recently recognized by Law360 as one of the nation’s 10 most charitable law firms for 2014 with donations of more than $1.15 million. Locally, Bradley Arant attorneys donate, volunteer and serve on the boards of numerous organizations, including Jackson Young Lawyers, Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, Mississippi Center for ...

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Rackley named Rising Star

The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP) has selected Cal Rackley, CPA, of Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC in Starkville as one of the 2015 “Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars” in Mississippi. The award is designed to recognize outstanding public accounting professionals who have been practicing for less than 15 years. Rackley joined Watkins, Ward and Stafford ...

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Zach Branson a fall associate

Zach Branson from the University of Virginia School of Law joins the Commercial Litigation practice group as a fall associate at Burr & Forman LLP in Jackson. Branson is one of 11 fall associates promoted at offices in Jackson, Atlanta, Orlando, Birmingham, Tampa and Fort Lauderdale.

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Court delays Saltillo bank robbery trial

ABERDEEN — A 57-year-old Saltillo man will have a couple of more months to prepare for his federal bank robbery trial. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Chris Cosner was scheduled to go to trial Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen for the robbery of First American Bank in Saltillo. This week, the court granted a continuance, delaying ...

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Former Itta Bena city clerk must repay $149,088 after theft indictment

Itta Bena’s former city clerk has been indicted on an embezzlement charge and hit with a demand to repay $149,088 the state auditor says she lifted from light, water and sewer accounts the last several years. A Leflore County Grand Jury returned a one count indictment for embezzlement against LaCheronda Spivey, who served as Itta Bena deputy city clerk from ...

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Nail McKinney hires Steeno

Tom Steeno, CPA, has joined Nail McKinney Professional Association as a Staff Accountant in the Tupelo office. Tom received his Bachelor of Accountancy in 2011 and Master of Accountancy in 2012 from the University of Mississippi. He has over two years in public practice in Natchez.

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MacNeil a top lawyer

John B. MacNeill of MacNeill, McKay & Gay, PLLC, was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 for Insurance Litigation and Defendants’ Personal Injury Litigation. MacNeill has a bachelor’s and law degree from the University of Mississippi.

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Butler Snow ranked

Butler Snow has been named among the South’s top government affairs firms and lobbyists in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama by The Southern Political Report. Butler Snow ranked No. 1 in Mississippi, No. 3 in Tennessee and No. 5 in Alabama in the 2015 report. The Southern Political Report produces these rankings based on the results of an online survey sent ...

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Bradley Arant adds 3

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced the addition of three new employees. Michael Casey Williams has joined the firm’s Jackson office as an associate. He represents clients in a broad range of civil litigation matters, including product liability litigation, mass tort litigation, and employment litigation in both state and federal court. In addition to handling various general litigation matters, ...

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