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Ross joins Merit Health

Greg Ross III, FNP-BNC, has joined Merit Health Medical Group at 1220 Northshore Parkway, Ste. A in Brandon. Ross treats pediatric to geriatric patients and achieved his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Belhaven University and Master of Nursing degree from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. He was also a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard.

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Tobie Gillean wins social worker award

Angela Everett, right, North Mississippi Medical Center administrator for post-acute and rehabilitation services, presents Tobie Gillean with the Health Care Social Worker of the Year award.
Courtesy of NMMC

Tobie Gillean, LCSW, CCM, has been named Health Care Social Worker of the Year for 2015 by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. Gillean is director of North Mississippi Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Institute, a 28-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit; NMMC Skilled Nursing Facility, a 20-bed hospital-based skilled nursing facility; as well as a physical medicine and rehabilitation ...

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Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay promotes 3

The accounting firm of Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay of Ridgeland recently announced three promotions. Shannon Adams, CPA has been promoted to Audit Manager. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Delta State University. Krisstel Hunt, CPA has been promoted to Supervisor in the audit division. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Southern ...

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MDOT employee recognized with commendation

Attending the commendation ceremony are, from left, Northern Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, Joey Azzone, Carol Azzone, Central Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall, and Southern Transportation Commissioner Tom King.
Courtesy of MDOT

On Sept. 29, Joey Azzone was doing paperwork during a normal day at the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) office in Byram when he heard distressed yelling coming from the parking lot. The screaming came from a woman who was leaving Curves in Byram. As she was getting into her car, a man approached her and struck her in the ...

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Boone joins Butler Snow

H. Barber Boone has joined Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office as a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group and focuses his practice on e-discovery, commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, professional liability and insurance. Boone is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed as a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star since 2013, and was a member of the Mississippi Business Journal’s Top ...

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Elliott Flaggs joins Cornerstone

Elliott Flaggs as joined Cornerstone Government Affairs as Vice President to its Jackson, Mississippi office. Flaggs, a native of Vicksburg, most recently served as a special assistant attorney general with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office in the capacity of legislative liaison for Attorney General Jim Hood and director of the Child Desertion Unit. His responsibilities included analyzing and advocating legislation ...

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Freeman joins BankFirst

William (Bill) L. Freeman, Jr., has joined the Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus. Freeman began his banking career at Newton County Bank in 1967 and was quickly promoted to a leadership role. He retired from the bank in 2008 as Senior Vice President and COO to serve a four-year term as Adjutant General of the Mississippi ...

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Jackson’s Bradley Arant one of Law360’s ten most charitable firms

The attorneys and staff of Bradley Arant’s Jackson office were recently recognized by Law360 as one of the nation’s 10 most charitable law firms for 2014 with donations of more than $1.15 million. Locally, Bradley Arant attorneys donate, volunteer and serve on the boards of numerous organizations, including Jackson Young Lawyers, Mississippi Association of Partners in Education, Mississippi Center for ...

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Rackley named Rising Star

The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP) has selected Cal Rackley, CPA, of Watkins, Ward & Stafford, PLLC in Starkville as one of the 2015 “Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Stars” in Mississippi. The award is designed to recognize outstanding public accounting professionals who have been practicing for less than 15 years. Rackley joined Watkins, Ward and Stafford ...

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Belhaven’s Metzcar tapped

Belhaven University has selected Dr. Aaron Metzcar to lead its online studies program as dean. In 2000, Metzcar began his career in education as a teacher with Tri-Village School District. He then served as Elementary School Principal for Jackson Christian School in Jackson, Mich., in 2006. During his time as principal, he taught online classes as an adjunct faculty member ...

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