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USM Professor Appointed to Mississippi District Export Council

Dr. John Lambert, associate professor of International Business at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been appointed to the Mississippi District Export Council by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. Selection is based upon energetic leadership, position in the local business community, knowledge of day-to-day international operations, interest in export developments, and willingness and ability to devote time to council activities. ...

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FBI Jackson Division Announces Director’s Community Leadership Award Presented to Mississippi Center for Excellence

The FBI’s Jackson Field Office has presented its 2017 Director’s Community Leadership Award to the Mississippi Center for Excellence. MCE was selected for having demonstrated outstanding contributions to the community it serves. MCE, under the direction of Ingrid Cloy, seeks to empower individuals who have transitioned out of foster care, those who have come in contact with the juvenile or ...

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Reed Nunnelee joins Butler Snow in Ridgeland office

Reed Nunnelee has joined Butler Snow in its Ridgeland office. Nunnelee is a member of Butler Snow’s finance, real estate and restructuring practice group. Nunnelee focuses his practice on commercial real estate transactions, including representing landlords and tenants on retail, office and telecommunications leases. He has also represented buyers and sellers in commercial real estate purchases. In addition to his ...

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Haddox Reid welcomes college interns for 2018 tax season

Haddox Reid is selected five college students to intern during the 2018 tax season. The are, front row, from left, Kathryn Romero of Lafayette, La., who will earn her Masters of Accountancy from Millsaps in May; and Brittany Johns of Hattiesburg, an MSU graduate who will begin work on her Masters of Accountancy at MSU in August. Back Row: Christopher ...

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Ridgeland researcher recognized as elite reviewer by the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr. Dobrivoje Stokic of Ridgeland, administrative director for research at Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson, has been recognized as an Elite Reviewer for the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the highest ranked journal in the field. Awarded to only the top 3 percent of the journal’s almost 3,000 reviewers, the designation recognizes contributions to the journal’s peer-review process. Stokic ...

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District Names Chief for Finance and Accounting Branch

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently selected Amber Huell as Chief of its Finance and Accounting Branch of the Resource Management Office. Huell will be staff advisor to the resource management officer, the Deputy Commander, and operating officials on fiscal matters pertaining to the District. She will lead and advise a staff of eight accountants who provide ...

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MVSU’s Michael Clark earns “Airman of the Year” award

Michael Clark, a residence hall director at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena and a Staff Sergeant of the 307 Security Forces Squadron stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, La., recently was presented the 307th Bomb Wing’s “Airman of the Year.” The 32-year-old Tchula native will represent the wing during the “Airman of the Year” competition ...

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Butler Snow Shortlisted in Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards

Butler Snow is pleased to announce the firm has been shortlisted in several categories in the Benchmark Litigation 2018 Awards. The nomination categories include National Practice Area Award: Product Liability, one of only six firms shortlisted, State Firm Award: Mississippi and State Firm Award: Tennessee. Butler Snow attorney Christy D. Jones has also been nominated for National Practice Area Attorney ...

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Port and Harbor Commissioners elect officers

Pictured from left are Jon Ritten, re-elected vice president; David Malley; Robert Kane, re-elected president; Paula Jordan, elected secretary, replacing Sherri Bevis; Bob Swanson; Daryl Cornell, re-elected treasurer; and Packer Ladner. (Courtesy of Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission)

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MCS Building Supply Names New GM

MCS Building Supply has appointed Hawke Lott as General Manager. Lott is a 2003 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. He has been a store manager for Lowe’s Home Improvement for the past 10 years. Lott and his wife, Kelly, live in Sumrall along with their children Kate, 12, Kyla, 9, Karson, 5, and Karter, 3. MCS Building Supply ...

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