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Clements joins Neel-Schaffer as a senior engineer

Wade Clements Neel-Schaffer, Inc., recently announced that Wade Clements, PE, has joined the firm as a Senior Engineer in the company’s East Region. Clements joins Neel-Schaffer with 25-plus years of experience in highway construction and maintenance with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Clements will provide project management and business development services throughout Neel-Schaffer’s Eastern Region footprint. A registered Professional Engineer in ...

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Easterling joins Owl Drug Store at Hattiesburg Clinic

Mike Easterling Mike Easterling, RPh, recently joined Owl Drug Store at Hattiesburg Clinic as a staff pharmacist. Easterling has more than 33 years of experience as a pharmacist. He received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He has an APhA immunization certification and is a member of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association. Founded in 1907, ...

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Hall Carter joins Mississippi Kidney Foundation as executive director

The Mississippi Kidney Foundation recently announced that Hall Carter has been named its new executive director. Carter is joining a new associate director, Walton Fenelon from Jackson. Gail Sweat, who served as executive director the foundation for the past two decades, recently retired. Carter, a Memphis, Tenn., native, has held integral positions for several U.S. senators, most recently serving as ...

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The Sunray Companies welcomes Mistal

Jayme Mistal Jayme Mistal recently joined The Sunray Companies in Madison as Director of Accounting & Finance. Mistal graduated from Mississippi College with his BSBA in accounting and earned his Certified Public Accountant license in 2014. He has worked in public accounting with specialization in auditing for the past eight years. Mistal is a member of AICPA and Mississippi Society ...

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Mad Genius adds & promotes creative talent

Ridgeland-based advertising and creative production firm Mad Genius has added creative and technical talent to the labs. Sarah Tewolde, a Mississippi State University graduate, has joined the company as graphic designer; Mississippi College grad Clayton Thigpen has joined the team as web developer; and, Bill Rinehart, a 20-year veteran in the film industry, has become studio manager in the video ...

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William Carey’s Turner appointed to COCA

Dr. James Turner Dr. James Turner, dean of William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), has been appointed to the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Turner and the other commissioners will review site visits, as well as mid-cycle and annual reports submitted by COMs in the United States with the goal of ensuring that each is meeting COCA ...

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Matt Jones named food & beverage manager at Reunion Golf & Country Club

Matt Jones Matt Jones, a 16-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has been named Food & Beverage Manager at the new Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. Jones joins Reunion after five years as General Manager with McAlister’s Deli in Hattiesburg, where he wore many hats, from Human Resources, budgeting, marketing and corporate management. Matt will be responsible for ...

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Wells named MAFP’s New Physician of the Year

Jeremy B. Wells, MD, of Hattiesburg, was recently honored as New Physician of the Year 2018 by the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). This is the first year the award has been presented by the MAFP Awards Committee, comprised of family physicians who are past winners of the MAFP Family Physician of the Year award. Individuals who earn the ...

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Alford honored as MAFP’s Family Physician of the Year

Tim Alford, MD, of Kosciusko, was recently honored as Mississippi’s Family Physician of the Year 2018 by the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians. The John B. Howell, MD, Memorial Award, as it is formally known, was first given in 1977 in memory of Dr. Howell, a pioneer in the practice of family medicine and long-time delegate to the American Academy ...

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Wheat elected president of Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

David B. Wheat, MD, FAAFP, of Clinton, was recently elected 2018-19 president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).He will lead the 1,100-member organization and chair the board of directors. Wheat, a family physician who has earned the AAFP Fellow distinction, has owned and operated Clinton Family Care in Clinton since 2001. Earlier in his career, he served on ...

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