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Shrimp Basket to open Friday on County Line

By JACK WEATHERLY A Shrimp Basket restaurant will open Friday on County Line Road at Ridgewood Road. It will be the 30th restaurant in the Pensacola, Fla.-based casual dining chain that offers seafood seven days a week and a full bar. James Caldwell, the Ridgeland general manager, said the Shrimp Basket offers “good quality food served in a quick time ...

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UMMC’s MIND Center homing in on Alzheimer’s prevention and treatment

By BECKY GILLETTE Alzheimer’s disease is devasting illness that robs victims of their memories and ability to complete simple tasks. It takes a huge toll on families and strains the healthcare system. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, it is the most expensive disease in America with annual costs for Alzheimer’s and other dementias estimated at $277 billion. At the University ...

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Stone making her community a better place to live and work

By CALLIE DANIELS Three years ago, a Memphis native moved for the first time to Tupelo. Not only did she meet and marry her husband, become a mother to two sons: she impacted her community for the better. “I was born and raised in Memphis,” said Tiffany Stone. “I moved here because the job I had at the time was ...

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Mississippi has highest childhood vaccination rates in country

By BECKY GILLETTE A recent outbreak of chickpox at the Asheville Waldoff School in North Carolina sickened 36 children and put renewed attention on allowing parents to claim exemptions to keep their child from being vaccinated. Mississippi doesn’t have nearly as many exemptions to vaccinations required to attend public school. As a result of that and a robust effort to ...

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Brunini attorneys listed in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Brunini announced 14 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and five attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Rising Stars. 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers are: Jackson: Matt Allen, Business Litigation; Sheldon Alston, General Litigation; Steve Carmody, Employment & Labor; Lynne Green, Estate & Probate; Trey Jones, Business Litigation; David Kaufman, Business Litigation; Sam Kelly, Construction ...

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Hopkins appointed to TEC director of sales

TEC announced the appointment of Bryce Hopkins as Director of Sales located in the Jackson corporate office. In this role, Hopkins will directly manage the Sales team and implement strategic sales initiatives and goals. He also will work closely with the marketing and operations teams to provide insight into new products and services for the business to business market. Hopkins ...

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BankFirst Financial Services announces the launch of SBA Lending Division

BankFirst announced that it has expanded its business banking solutions to offer SBA 7a, and 504 loans to small business owners throughout Mississippi and Alabama. With a retail branch network in central Mississippi and Alabama, BankFirst’s entrance into SBA lending allows the Company to better serve its existing communities as well as develop a southeastern footprint to offer loan products ...

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O’Neal, Jr. appointed to the Regions Financial Corp. Board of Directors in Jackson

Regions Financial Corp. announced that Willie Anthony O’Neal, Jr. has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in Jackson, effective immediately. O’Neal is a third-generation business leader and pioneer with more than 28 years of professional experience in the areas of engineering, program & project management, business development & marketing, quality management and business operations. In 2015, O’Neal was ...

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Rice joins BankFirst Financial Services

BankFirst Financial Services announced that Renee Rice is the new Community Banking President for Madison County. Rice is active in the community, including serving on several local and state boards: Madison County Community Trust, Finance and Economics Advisory Board at Mississippi State University and Jackson Academy Board of Trustees. She is a Columbus native, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi ...

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