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Stuart Lott selected for forum

Bradley Arant attorney Stuart P. Lott has been selected to participate in the Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum for 2016. The program began Jan. 21 and run through May 2016. The mission of the annual Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum is to prepare Mississippi lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles. Participants learn how to succeed not only in their law careers, ...

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Ben Young admitted as partner

R. Ben Young, CPA, has been admitted as partner with Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC, a regional accounting and business consulting firm with offices in Gulfport and Wiggins. Young, a native of Gulfport, joined Alexander Van Loon in 2001. Since 2010, Young has served as director of the firm’s tax department providing tax. Young received his Bachelor ...

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Bryant appoints Will Longwitz

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Sen. Will Longwitz as Madison County Court Judge. He replaces Steve Ratcliff, who recently was elected circuit judge for the 20th Judicial District that includes Madison and Rankin counties. Longwitz will resign his Senate seat, which he has held since 2012. Longwitz represented District 25, which includes parts of Madison, Ridgeland and Northeast Jackson. He ...

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Jim Greenlee appointed to court

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed Jim M. Greenlee to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Greenlee replaces James D. Maxwell, who Bryant recently appointed to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Greenlee will represent Northeast Mississippi’s District 1. Greenlee is the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi. He currently is in private practice with Holcomb Dunbar in Oxford, having ...

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State Materials Engineer honored

Mississippi Department of Transportation  State Materials Engineer Mike Sullivan (right) was recently awarded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service. The award is given to transportation employees having accrued 25 years of service with one or more AASHTO member departments and who have attained the grade of District Engineer, Assistant Central Office Division Head, Bureau Chief or higher. With Sullivan is MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath.
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Mississippi Department of Transportation  State Materials Engineer Mike Sullivan (right) was recently awarded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials 25-Year Award of Meritorious Service. The award is given to transportation employees having accrued 25 years of service with one or more AASHTO member departments and who have attained the grade of District Engineer, Assistant Central Office Division ...

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Watkins & Eager adds members

John B. Howell III and Molly Jeffcoat Moody have been named members at Watkins & Eager PLLC.

John B. Howell III and Molly Jeffcoat Moody have been named members at Watkins & Eager PLLC. Howell has a litigation-focused practice, with significant experience in commercial litigation, employment and labor litigation, tort and general litigation, medical malpractice and health care, product liability, appellate advocacy and banking, financial services, and securities litigation. Before coming to the firm he clerked for ...

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Jackson Prep hires diversity officer

Jackson Preparatory School in Flowood has hired Adam Z. Mangana as the school’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Mangana has over a decade of experience in elementary and secondary education, most recently founding Midtown Public Charter School, one o the state’s first charter schools. Mangana previously worked in various positions as director of diversity, dean of students and head football coach ...

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Steve Rogers to lead WTVA

Heartland Media, LLC is pleased to announce that Steve Rogers has been named news director for WTVA, Heartland Media LLC’s television station in Tupelo. Since July, Rogers has been covering the Golden Triangle area of North Mississippi for WTVA. Prior to joining the station, Rogers held positions as interim news director, assistant news director and assignment editor with WCBI-TV in ...

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Smithson replaces Latham

Gov. Phil Bryant has named Col. Lee Smithson as incoming Executive Director of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency. Current MEMA Executive Director Robert Latham is retiring effective Jan. 31 and Col. Smithson will begin on Feb. 1. He is currently Director of Military Support for the Mississippi National Guard and has been in that role since April 2005. Smithson has ...

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Barnett and Brumfield finish NASA programs

Pearl River Community College instructor Lourie Barnett of Picayune recently completed a faculty fellowship at NASA’s Stennis Space Center. Barnett is the daughter of Fred and Helen Barnett. As part of the fellowship, Barnett conducted a research project entitled, “3-D Printing.” Also, Tougaloo College graduate student Marcus Brumfield of Terry recently completed an internship at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near ...

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