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Hattiesburg Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine earns reaccreditation

Hattiesburg Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine has received reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Center for Sleep Medicine is a full service sleep center that specializes in clinical evaluation and follow-up of sleep related problems. To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the ...

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Former Legislative Director Upchurch is new chief of staff at Secretary of State’s Office

Nathan Upchurch, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s long-time Legislative Director, recently assumed the Agency’s Chief of Staff role. A native of Kosciusko, Upchurch earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Mississippi State University. Since 2013, Upchurch has been the Secretary of State’s Legislative Director. Among other responsibilities, Upchurch developed the policy and legislative agenda for the Agency, assisted in ...

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United Way of the Capitol Area names new president and CEO

United Way of the Capital Area (UWCA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ira E. Murray as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective July 2, 2018. He is replacing Carol Burger, who is retiring after 34 years of outstanding service to the organization. Ira brings to this position nearly a decade of United Way ...

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Three promoted at Trustmark

Trustmark is pleased to announce the promotions of Adam Hargett to First Vice President, Tyler Fears to Risk Officer and Meredith Davis to Credit Officer at its corporate headquarters in Jackson. Hargett previously served as Credit Officer and has 11 years of banking experience. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. Fears previously served as Risk ...

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Shopping Center Group announces new leadership for Mississippi

The Shopping Center Group recently appointed Ray Jones as Operating Partner for its Alabama, Mississippi and Florida panhandle region. Jones replaces fellow broker Gary Pharo who is stepping down from this role after serving for 13 years. Jones will oversee business development to identify new growth avenues for The Shopping Center Group’s tenant brokerage and landlord divisions that include management ...

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VisitHattiesburg awards Shining Stars at 17th annual luncheon

During the 17th annual Tourism Partners Luncheon recently, VisitHATTIESBURG recognized 32 tourism industry workers as Shining Stars as part of its National Travel and Tourism Week celebrations. The Shining Star award is Hattiesburg’s only service-industry recognition. The 2018 Shining Star recipients: Meagan Duckworth – Area Development Partnership Jamie Jefferson – Baymont Inn & Suites Mamie Seals – Baymont Inn & ...

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Ohr-O’Keefe Museum among 25 Best Galleries and Museums

For the second consecutive year, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art has been voted as the best museum or gallery in the state of Mississippi as well as one of the 25 best galleries and museums in the United States by the American Art Awards. Alongside the likes of the Newcomb Art Museum in Louisiana, The Leonardo in Utah, and the ...

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Vicksburg District announces promotion of 1st Lt. Cameron Fulford to captain

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, is proud to announce the promotion of 1st Lt. Cameron W. Fulford to the military rank of Captain. Capt. Fulford is working at the Vicksburg District through the Army’s Technical Engineer Competency Development Program (TEC-DP). TEC-DP allows 1st Lieutenants with engineering and architecture degrees the opportunity to work for USACE for 18 ...

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Banda receives Seven Seals Award

As co-workers and family look on, September Wallace (right), Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve’s (ESGR) Area 6 chair person, presents Keerthi Banda, hospital care service at Hattiesburg Clinic and medical staff at Forrest General Hospital, with the Seven Seals Award for meritorious leadership and initiative in support of the men and women who serve America in the National ...

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Mississippi Blood Services names Kirkpatrick Vice President-Finance

Mississippi Blood Services has named Lisa Kirkpatrick as Vice President-Finance. Kirkpatrick has more than 20 years of health care and accounting experience, most recently as Bayou CFO for Ochsner Health Systems in Houma, La. In her new role, Kirkpatrick will be responsible for overseeing the accounting department, in addition to serving as the HIPAA Administrative Officer and Risk Manager for ...

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