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DeSoto Council hires Henley

Bryant Henley has joined the DeSoto County Economic Development Council as a Business Development Specialist. Henley will be working with existing industry programs that focus on retention, expansion, recognition, investment incentives, workforce development and building alliances with area companies. As part of his International Business Degree, he spent time studying in Spain and graduated from Mississippi State in 2015. He ...

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Pickering Firm announces 4 new hires in Memphis area

Pickering Firm, Inc. recently announced four new hires: Hunter Stovall, EI, has joined the firm’s Mississippi Transportation team as Transportation Engineer Intern and is located in the Flowood office. Stovall has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. Kathryn Ikle’ has joined the Memphis office as a Marketing Specialist. She has a Bachelor of Professional Studies ...

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Corps’ Engineer’s Day winners

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District recently hosted its annual Engineer’s Day Awards ceremony at District Headquarters. Charles F. Pinkard, of hydraulics branch of Engineering and Construction Division, received the Vicksburg District’s Employee of the Year Award. Pinkard received this award for his work in providing efficient planning, design, and construction of the Mississippi River revetment and ...

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Haddox Reid makes 6 promotions

Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC announces the following promotions: Alex Boyd, CPA, has been promoted to Manager. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Taxation. He works in the Firm’s Tax Division with experience in taxation for estates, trusts, business entities and non-profits, as well as tax planning and compliance for individuals. Kevin ...

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Griffith joins Clinic

Charles R. Griffith, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Family Medicine where he will provide family medicine services. Griffith also will be working with the Forrest General Residency Program. As a faculty member of the residency program, Griffith assists in the supervision of the resident physicians at FGH Family Medicine Center, located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic. Griffith received ...

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Hardwick to lead MAPE

The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education recently elected new officers and board members. Board member Phil Hardwick of The Hardwick Company, LLC, was elected president. Board member Maggie Stevenson of Mississippi Public Broadcasting was elected first vice president, and Vickie Powell of Mississippi Economic Council was re-elected secretary. Officers returning to fulfill remaining terms are 2nd Vice President Leslie ...

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New sales manager at VCC

Elyce Curry has been named the new Sales and Marketing Manager at the Vicksburg Convention Center and VenuWorks of Vicksburg. The Vicksburg Convention Center is located in the heart of historic downtown Vicksburg. The building is managed by VenuWorks which is based in Ames, Iowa. Curry has more than 11 years experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. She previously ...

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Weiskopf takes MSU post

Lee Weiskopf, a Columbia native and Mississippi State graduate with extensive experience in state government policy development, has been chosen to direct Mississippi State University’s state government affairs efforts. Weiskopf succeeds John Tomlinson who is retiring after a 29-year career representing MSU. Weiskopf will work with top MSU administrators and state legislators to determine how taxpayer monies are allocated to ...

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Hatcher represents state

Greg Hatcher, Executive Director of the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum in Meridian, represented Mississippi Makers recently at the White House’s celebration of the National Week of Making. Libraries, museums, recreational centers, schools, universities and community spaces were invited to support and grow the number of our citizen-makers by hosting events, making commitments, and highlighting new innovations in their local communities ...

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Baptist make staff changes

Baptist Medical Clinic, a division of Baptist Health Systems in Jackson has made staff additions and promotions in its administrative offices: Brad Beattie has been named executive director of Baptist Medical Clinic Administration. Beattie will be responsible for directing and administering overall practice management functions of Baptist’s multi-specialty clinic and outpatient physical therapy network. He has experience in clinic operations ...

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