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Steve Rollins new Mercedes GM

Higginbotham Automotive recently announced the return of Steve Rollins as general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Jackson and Porsche of Jackson. As the most senior general manager in the Higginbotham’s family of dealerships, Rollins was chosen to run Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, the family’s largest dealership. For the past two years, Rollins has served as general manager at the Higginbotham family’s newest ...

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WJTV adds Brittany Noble-Jones

Brittany Noble-Jones has joined WJTV in Jackson as its new morning show anchor. Noble-Jones will co-anchor News Channel 12 This Morning, Monday through Friday, with Andrew Harrison. Noble-Jones earned her bachelor’s degree at Alcorn State University and her master’s degree from Arkansas State University. She was recently named the 2015 Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of ...

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Mississippi Council on Economic Education elects new board

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education announces the three have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term effective July 30. Greg Frascogna is the Senior Vice President and Branch Manager at Stephens Inc. Frascogna is a member of the Investment Policy Board, Securities Law Committee, the CFA Society of Mississippi and an Affiliate ...

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Stephanie Allison joins forestry staff

Stephanie Allison, a wildlife biologist and natural resource manager has been selected as Ecosystem Staff Officer for the National Forests in Mississippi. Her program responsibilities include wildlife, fisheries, recreation, heritage, engineering and fleet. Most recently, Allison worked as Refuge Manager on the Theodore Roosevelt NWR Complex for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She previously served as Wildlife Biologist on ...

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Rankin board honors Powell

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors has honored the contributions of retired Hinds Community College Vice President Dr. Sue Powell, who worked at Hinds for 20 years. She now lives in Tupelo. Powell retired June 30 as vice president for the Rankin and Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center and director of Occupational Programs for the district, positions she held for 12 years. ...

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Jim Miller joins career services

Jim Miller has joined the Career Services office at Mississippi College in Clinton. Miller, 29, and his co-workers help students enhance their resumes, improve interview skills, get connected with employers, build confidence levels and much more. Planning the university’s Career Day in February is always a big item on their to-do list. Miller had worked since September 2013 as an ...

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Bradley Arant recognized

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has been named one of the 2015 Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers 50 Best Law Firms for Women. Honorees are selected and applauded for raising the bar through family-friendly policies, talent cultivation, business development initiatives and ultimately creating best practices that retain women by advancing them into the leadership pipeline. Working Mother Media, an organization ...

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GodwinGroup makes moves

GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley recently announced a series of key promotions and expansion of the agency’s digital marketing and media services. Shailee Bhatt becomes vice president, director of digital marketing and social strategy. Bhatt joined Godwin in 2010 as a digital strategist, as well as leading all social media marketing. She serves as the lead social media strategist ...

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Domina Cox joins Haddox Reid

Domina Cox, CPA, recently joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received her Master of Accountancy in May 2013.  She previously worked as an auditor with a public accounting firm in Memphis.

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Ken Graeber joins First Bank

Ken Graeber has joined First Bank as Community Bank President of the Jackson Metro market. A long-time resident of the Jackson area, Graeber joins First Bank to lead a team in serving the Jackson area and establish a full-service office at 5760 I-55 North in Jackson. Slated to open the fourth quarter of 2015, the Jackson office will provide a ...

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