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JSU grad Roy Thomas speaks at conference

Jackson State University class of ’84 alumnus Roy Thomas spoke March 20 during Social Work Month ceremonies at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU.

Jackson State University class of ’84 alumnus Roy Thomas was the featured speaker during Social Work Month ceremonies March 20 at the Mississippi e-Center at JSU. Thomas, a family and relationships therapist and owner of Stephen & Associates in Merrillville, Ind., presented a program on EMDR, a technique for healing trauma. Thomas says he is successfully treating emotional disorders, trauma ...

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Community Bank adds Bethany and Liles

Bill Bethany has joined Community Bank as an assistant vice president at the Jackson office on Old Canton Road. Bethany has over 10 years’ banking experience and most recently was employed as a branch manager at a regional bank. In his new role with Community Bank, Bethany will assist customers with personal and commercial finance needs. Bethany, an Atlanta native, ...

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Magnolia Business Alliance awards grants

The Magnolia Business Alliance has made two grant awards to Mississippi woman-owned small businesses to support their start-up and growth. MBA designed the grants along with Mississippi entrepreneur Beverly Dale to stimulate growth among small, woman-owned businesses and create a positive impact on local communities. MBA awarded a $5,000 new business grant to Toni Natson to purchase restaurant equipment for ...

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New architect in Clinton

The Clinton Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting for a new architecture firm in Clinton. Mayor Phil Fisher among other guests welcomed Durrell Design Group, PLLC, during a ceremony March 31 at 851 E. Northside Drive, Suite B in Clinton. Greg L. Durrell, a native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He has over ...

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Independent Roofing Systems, Inc. recognized

Independent Roofing Systems, Inc., 5090 McRaven Road in Jackson, has earned the 2015 Master Contractor Award from Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, a leading manufacturer and supplier of a comprehensive product portfolio for commercial building performance solutions. From a network of more than 3,000 Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors, the Jackson firm is one of 256 to ...

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Mississippi Young Bankers selects new officers

The Mississippi Young Bankers section of the Mississippi Bankers Association elected new officers and councilmen in March during the MYB Annual Study Conference and Convention in Point Clear, Ala. Officers include: President: Parker England, Planters Bank & Trust Company, Greenville; Vice President:  Kent Mortimer, Bank of Kilmichael, Kilmichael; Treasurer: Wes Rouse, Magnolia State Bank, Hattiesburg New councilmen include: Justin Bobo, ...

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Oxford educator Jeff Clay honored

Oxford Middle School Principal Jeff Clay is the 2015 Oxford School District Administrator of the Year. He was presented with the professional recognition award at the district’s Board of Trustees March meeting. OSD Superintendent Brian Harvey says Clay “is truly one of the hardest working people I have had the opportunity to work with. He created his own professional learning ...

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Reed’s Metals hires Linda Netterville

Metal manufacturer Reed’s Metals recently hired Linda Netterville as Vice President of Operations.  Netterville, a resident of Summit who grew up in Vicksburg, has professional experience in business consulting for over 20 years. Netterville’s consulting specialty is in accounting software support, database design and implementation, software and employee training and development. She has serviced a variety of businesses in a ...

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Stephen C. Parker joins Butler Snow

Stephen C. Parker has joined the Butler Snow law firm in Memphis and will practice with the Commercial Litigation Group.  Parker recently retired after 30 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. Parker earned his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor at the University of Memphis.  He served as a member of the Memphis Police ...

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3 join GodwinGroup staff

GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley has announced the integrated branding, marketing and communications firm has expanded its staff. Grace Devaney joins the agency as Content Writer. She will work as part of GodwinGroup’s social media and public relations teams to help clients establish an effective social media presence. She is a graduate of Auburn University where she earned a ...

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