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Adams and Reese recognized for participation in UM Law Firm Challenge

The Jackson office of Adams and Reese was recognized recently by the University of Mississippi School of Law for becoming the first firm to reach 100 percent giving in the UM Law Firm Challenge, as issued by Dean and Professor of Law Susan Duncan. Ten of the firm’s Jackson attorneys completed their law degrees from the University of Mississippi, including ...

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Texas Tech honors Clinton’s Hoffman

Christopher Hoffman of Clinton has been recognized by Texas Tech University’s College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at the 2018 Distinguished Alumni & Outstanding Young Alumni Awards, which honor graduates who’ve made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments and careers have brought distinction to the college and to the professions associated with agriculture and natural resources. Hoffman received ...

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Merit Health Central Names Polk ACNO

Brad Polk, RN, MSN, was recently named assistant chief nurse officer at Merit Health Central. Polk has 13 years of nursing experience, with over eight years at Merit Health Central. Prior to his new role, he worked as assistant nurse manager/nursing supervisor and director of intensive care/cardiovascular recovery. Before joining Merit Health Central, Polk worked at sister facility Merit Health ...

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Methodist Rehab names Syrone McBeath security director

Syrone McBeath has joined the staff of Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson as the Director of Security. He previously spent more than 16 years with the University of Mississippi Medical Center Police Department, most recently as a lieutenant. A native of Moss Point, Syrone earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Mississippi College in 1994. He also minored in ...

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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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Humana Names Matt Berger as regional president

Humana Inc. recently appointed Matt Berger as Regional President for its Louisiana and Mississippi Medicare markets. Berger assumes responsibility for continued development and expansion of Humana’s Medicare business in the Gulf States, and for staff leadership in those markets. Berger has served in regional finance roles for Humana, including the past four years as its Medicare Central Division chief financial ...

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Mississippi team claims 2nd Place Grand Champion in New Orleans’ Hogs for the Cause

The Mississippi Bacon Association took 2nd place overall out of 85 teams in the New Orleans-based Hogs for the Cause, a fundraiser and barbecue competition, and raised over $15,000 for families battling pediatric brain cancer. The event featured a two-day, 85-team barbecue competition, with teams raising $1.45 million that will go to support families battling pediatric brain cancer. With Andy ...

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AAA announces Mississippi’s elite hotels and restaurants

AAA has announced the seven hotels and five restaurants in Mississippi that earned its Four Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA Four Diamond Rating is attained by just 3.9 percent of the more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants inspected by AAA. Mississippi hotels receiving the AAA Four Diamond Award are: BILOXI: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Hard ...

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USM Graduate Nursing Programs garner recognition

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Each year, U.S. News evaluates graduate programs across six major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, ...

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Jessica Harris named broker for Tommy Morgan Realtors

Jessica Harris has been named broker for the largest Northeast Mississippi-based real estate company, Tommy Morgan Realtors. Harris, a Booneville native, worked in the firm during her high school and college years as an administrative assistant. She became full time in 2005, directing marketing, coordinating sales and as office manager. She earned her real estate license in 2008 and has ...

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