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Bailey wins Bradley award

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP associate Simon Turner Bailey has been named the recipient of the 2016 Cameron J. Miller Award for Excellence and Community Service. The recognition includes a cash award of $10,000, which will be split between two of Mr. Bailey’s designated charities, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Redeemer’s School. Bradley established the Cameron J. Miller ...

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Sanderson promotes Ward

Brittany Ward has been promoted to Marketing Product Specialist at Sanderson Farms’ corporate office in Laurel. Ward will be responsible for managing activities concerning products produced by Sanderson Farms, as well as coordinating the generation of customer specifications for all Sanderson Farms brand and private label products. She will work closely with the company’s sales team in developing point-of-sales material, ...

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Adjutant General to retire

Maj. Gen. Augustus L. (Leon) Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, will retire from the Mississippi National Guard, effective Aug. 31. Brig. Gen. Janson D. (Durr) Boyles will take over the position of adjutant general on Sept. 1. Collins was appointed as the adjutant general in 2012, by Gov. Phil Bryant. He currently oversees the Mississippi Military Department and serves ...

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Mississippians earn NASA Honor Awards at Stennis

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Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and James Free, deputy associate administrator for technical in the NASA Human Explorations and Operations Mission Directorate, presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during a recent onsite ceremony. Mississippians honored were: Exceptional Service Medal David R. Keith of Diamondhead, a senior procurement analyst, recognized for his expertise and influence of both direction ...

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Goff joins Auctioneers

Larry Goff has joined Jeff Martin Auctioneers, Inc., as Vice President of Operations and Sales. Goff has spent the last 30 years working in multiple roles related to the retail and remarketing of construction equipment. Most recently, he served as Regional Sales Manager for one of North America’s largest Caterpillar dealerships. Prior to that, Goff worked for six years for ...

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McCoy, Fitch to lead board

Dr. Randy D. McCoy has transitioned from vice chairman to chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) for fiscal year 2017, which began July 1. The Board elected State Treasurer Lynn Fitch as its new vice chairman. McCoy is a retired superintendent of the Tupelo Public School District and a board retiree ...

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Boone joins rehab center

Doug Boone of Jackson has joined the staff of Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson as vice president of business development and community relations. He is responsible for continuous development, improvement and promotion of MRC’s brand and increasing the utilization of MRC’s clinical services. He supports all MRC business lines, manages community relations, oversees strategic business development and develops customer loyalty. ...

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MDOT appoints Ratliff

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has appointed Brian Ratliff as District 5 Engineer. Ratliff will oversee the operations in 10 central Mississippi counties including the Jackson Metro Area and the counties along Interstate 20 eastward towards Meridian. Ratliff began working for MDOT as an Engineer in Training in 1996 after graduating from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science ...

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Swanson, Ladner join Hancock County Port, Harbor Commission board

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The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has two new members now serving on its board. Bob Swanson was recently appointed by Waveland Mayor Mike Smith, and Christopher “Packer” Ladner was appointed by District One Supervisor David Yarborough. Swanson has ties to Hancock County dating back to his grandparents in the historic community of Logtown. He and his wife moved ...

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Entergy one of U.S.’s most civic-minded firms

Entergy Corp. employees participating in a recent Jackson Heart Walk for the American Heart Association.
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Entergy Corporation has recognized with The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, for its investment of time, talend and resources in the areas it serves. The Civic 50 sets the standard for corporate civic engagement and annually determines the most community-minded companies in the country. Points of Light is the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The ...

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