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Analysis: Many parents for 2 Mississippi history museums

Two museums telling the story of Mississippi are opening on the eve of the state’s bicentennial, culminating years of planning. Many people deserve credit for pushing the projects from vague concepts into see-it-and-touch-it reality. High on that list is former Gov. Haley Barbour. During his final year in office, in 2011, Republican Barbour persuaded lawmakers to approve $38 million in state financing ...

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Stevie Rushing Joins Bradley’s Jackson Office as Associate

Stevie F. Rushing has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP’s Jackson office as an associate and member of the Litigation Practice Group. Rushing earned her J.D. (summa cum laude) from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was editor-in-chief of the Mississippi College Law Review, vice chair of internal affairs for the Moot Court Board, and an extern for Judge ...

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Gloria Peterson, from USM Named to the Aramark Ring of Stars Class

Gloria Peterson, food service associate who work with the University of Southern Mississippi, joins 200 of Aramark’s outstanding team members from around the world who have been named to the company’s 2017 Ring of Stars class. Aramark’s Ring of Stars program is comprised of frontline employees who serve customers and consumers as chefs, cashiers, hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and ...

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Memorial Hospital Pharmacy Recognized for Outstanding Performance

Comprehensive Pharmacy Services, the nation’s leading provider of pharmacy management services, named Memorial Hospital at Gulfport the 2017 Site of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The Site of the Year award is given for exemplary clinical and financial performance, strong audit results and positive relationships with hospital staff. Staff member are, seated, from left, Kim Nguyen, RPh; Andrea Kormondy, ...

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Tray Hairston Selected as Fellow for Delta Leadership Program

Tray Hairston of Butler Snow has been selected to represent Mississippi as a fellow in the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute. Hairston is one of eight fellows from Mississippi selected by Gov. Phil Bryant and the DRA leadership. These leaders will join fellows from seven other states and participate in a 10-month DLI Executive Academy program to further their ...

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MSU College of Business professor receives international honor

Merrill Warkentin, a professor of information systems at Mississippi State University, is one of five scholars worldwide to be recognized with the 2017 Outstanding Service Award by the International Federation for Information Processing. Warkentin, the James J. Rouse Professor of Information Systems in MSU’s College of Business, recently received the honor from IFIP, the leading multinational apolitical organization in information ...

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Timothy M. Threadgill Inducted as Fellow of College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Timothy M. Threadgill of Butler Snow has been inducted as a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election to the College of Labor and Employment is the highest recognition by a lawyer’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the labor and employment field, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. Throughout his professional career, Threadgill has focused his practice ...

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WE LAW — Divorce, alimony and the GOP tax plan

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”, its version of tax reform, on Nov. 16. The bill, if signed, would eliminate the deduction for alimony obligations entered into after Dec. 31, 2017. The Senate’s tax reform plan, which appears to be on its way to debate and a vote on the Senate floor, currently retains ...

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Ridgeland homeowners win interim rulings in Costco case

By JACK WEATHERLY Nine homeowners opposing the building of a Costco Wholesale store on Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland have won two interim rulings since they filed an appeal with the Mississippi Supreme Court. Most recently, Justice Leslie D. King ruled Oct. 23 against a motion by the city to strike information that allegedly had not been considered by Madison ...

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