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Dossett and Martin ranked in 2018 Chambers High Net Worth Guide

Two Mississippi shareholders from Baker Donelson have been ranked as leading practitioners in the 2018 Chambers High Net Worth (HNW) guide, the third edition of the guide which covers the private wealth market. Overall, five Baker Donelson attorneys were recognized. James K. Dossett Jr. and Leonard C. Martin, of the Jackson office were recognized in the area of Private Wealth ...

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Analysis: Road money session waits on lieutenant governor

JEFF AMY A special session to seek more money for Mississippi’s roads and bridges could be drawing near. But nothing is likely to happen without Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ agreement, and many observers aren’t sure what he wants. Gov. Phil Bryant has been facilitating talks among himself and fellow Republicans Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn, seeking an agreement. “Any ...

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Mississippi hospital fires employee over racial slur video

A Mississippi hospital says an employee recorded on video using a slur offensive to African-Americans has been fired. WJTV-TV reports the video was taken Saturday at a Flowood doughnut shop. Donut Palace employee Keaundrea Wardlaw filmed the encounter with Kyle Thomas using a cellphone. Wardlaw says Thomas was upset about the service. She says she didn’t want to get him ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: GOP leaders call Democrats dangerous enemy

BILL CRAWFORD Mississippi Democrats are a scary, dangerous enemy. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves set the stage in Neshoba County Fair speeches. Gunn focused his speech on stern warnings about Democrats, according to a Y’all Politics report. Reeves claimed he had been “under attack from Democrats and their liberal allies in the media,” reported ...

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Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds

Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds. But as the plants began to grow, Hall, Grayer and other black farmers who bought certified seeds from Stine Seed ...

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Casey Lauer named Ole Miss facilities management director

Casey Lauer, an experienced engineer and facilities operations expert, has been named director of the Facilities Management Department at the University of Mississippi. Casey Lauer The Kansas native has more than 11 years of leadership and experience in the fields of energy engineering, facilities operations, and property and project management. Lauer also will be responsible for assessing needs for growth, ...

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Vinson named to lead SoilTech Consultants

James Vinson, PE, has joined SoilTech Consultants and will manage the firm’s overall operations. James Vinson Vinson has more than 20 years of geotechnical engineering experience, the last 17 with consulting firm CDM Smith in that firm’s Knoxville, Tenn., office. Vinson will lead the geotechnical engineering and testing discipline for the 20-person firm that is based in Ridgeland and operates ...

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Duffield joins Hattiesburg Clinic Immediate Care

Derrick Duffield Derrick R. Duffield, MD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Immediate Care, where he provides treatment for acute illness and minor urgent care needs. Duffield received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Baton Rouge, La. He completed a family medicine internship and residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. He is board ...

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Promotions and new hires announced at Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay CPAs

The Ridgeland-based accounting firm of Matthews, Cutrer & Lindsay, P.A., recently announced the promotions of two staff members and the addition of a public relations and marketing department. Ford Jones Ford Jones and Laura Williams were promoted to supervisor positions while Chantel Lott joined the firm as director of PR and marketing. Jones and Williams assume the roles of tax ...

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