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Flora Butcher names director of charcuterie, meat fabrication

David Raines, chef, owner and operator of The Flora Butcher in Flora, has promoted Matthew Groll to director of charcuterie and meat fabrication. Groll joined The Flora Butcher in 2016 after a tenure as meat cutter with Whole Foods in New Orleans and Fresh Market in Ridgeland. The Flora Butcher opened in 2016, offering above-prime wet-aged and dry-aged Japanese Wagyu ...

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USM President named chairman of Conference USA Board of Directors

University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney D. Bennett has been named chairman of the Conference USA Board of Directors. Bennett, who will serve a two-year term, was elected by his peers from among the league’s university presidents at the June board meeting. Bennett indicated that possible areas of focus may include cost of attendance for student-athletes, academic standards and quality, ...

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Habitat House Built in Memory of Earle F. Jones, Jr.

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area recently dedicated a house in memory of Earle F. Jones, Jr., a business and community leader who died in 2013 at 86. Jones co-founded MMI Hotel Group and Dining Systems and served on the boards of Jackson Public Schools, the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, Millsaps College, and several arts organizations. He also was ...

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Jones returns to USM, helps students get on track in job search

Paige Jones, a 2014 University of Southern Mississippi graduate and former track star, recently joined Southern Miss Career Services as its job location and development coordinator. Her responsibilities include helping students find off-campus part-time jobs, assisting with resumes/cover letters, budget management and planning part-time jobs fairs, among other duties. The Pass Christian native worked with AmeriCorps for two years in ...

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EMBDC recognizes June Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation in Meridian recently presented its June Ambassadors of the Month awards.  Winners were, from left, Casey Hendricks, The Montgomery Institute, first place; Mary Atterberry, Rush Health Systems, second place;  Natalie Scarbrough, Winstead Realty, red ticket drawing winner; and Heather Woodall, MSU Career Center, third place. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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Camgian honored with IoT award

Camgian has been recognized as “IoT Emerging Company of the Year for the Enterprise Market” in the fifth annual Compass Intelligence Awards. Other firms recognized competition included national names like Bosch, Tesla, Amazon, Digi, AT&T and Honeywell. Compass Intelligence is recognizes the top innovators, technologies, best-in-class solutions and products, and leaders in the mobile, IoT, and emerging technology industries.

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Parr joins School of Kinesiology faculty

Dr. Jeffrey Parr, who was a visiting instructor during the 2016-17 academic year, has joined the faculty as interim program director of athletic training at the School of Kinesiology at The University of Southern Mississippi. Parr earned a bachelor’s degree in movement studies and exercise science with an athletic training emphasis from East Stroudsburg University in 1999, a master’s degree ...

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Adkerson School of Accountancy earns national reaccreditation

Mississippi State University’s Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy has been reaccredited for another five years by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). MSU is among 186 institutions around the world that hold accreditation for both its accounting program and business school. AASCB accreditation is the highest marker of excellence in business education. The accreditation standards require ...

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Pickering Firm, Inc. has added Metro to its Biloxi office.

Jared Metro recently joined the Pickering Firm as a Construction Inspector in the Biloxi office. Metro has an Associate in Construction Engineering degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and 10 years of experience. Pickering is headquartered in Memphis with offices in Hernando, Flowood, Jackson, Pearl, and Biloxi, and Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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