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Five join White Construction

White Construction Co. has added five new employees. Hunter Hawkins is an estimator in the Jackson office. Hawkins is a Jackson native and a licensed pilot. He obtained his Construction Sciences degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Teddy Evans is a superintendent in the Jackson office. He is a native of Crystal Springs and has 35 years experience ...

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Finkelberg, Rice honored

Arty Finkelberg has been named Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors for 2015. Finkelberg and partner Joe Rice, were also ranked by the Financial Times of London as Top 400 U.S. Financial Advisors for 2015. Finkelberg and Rice are Senior Vice Presidents of Investments and Managing Directors of Investments for Finkelberg Rice Group of Raymond James. The Barron’s Top 1200 Financial ...

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Steve Rollins new Mercedes GM

Higginbotham Automotive recently announced the return of Steve Rollins as general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Jackson and Porsche of Jackson. As the most senior general manager in the Higginbotham’s family of dealerships, Rollins was chosen to run Mercedes-Benz of Jackson, the family’s largest dealership. For the past two years, Rollins has served as general manager at the Higginbotham family’s newest ...

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WJTV adds Brittany Noble-Jones

Brittany Noble-Jones has joined WJTV in Jackson as its new morning show anchor. Noble-Jones will co-anchor News Channel 12 This Morning, Monday through Friday, with Andrew Harrison. Noble-Jones earned her bachelor’s degree at Alcorn State University and her master’s degree from Arkansas State University. She was recently named the 2015 Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of ...

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Mississippi Council on Economic Education elects new board

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education announces the three have been elected to serve on the Board of Directors for a three year term effective July 30. Greg Frascogna is the Senior Vice President and Branch Manager at Stephens Inc. Frascogna is a member of the Investment Policy Board, Securities Law Committee, the CFA Society of Mississippi and an Affiliate ...

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Rankin board honors Powell

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors has honored the contributions of retired Hinds Community College Vice President Dr. Sue Powell, who worked at Hinds for 20 years. She now lives in Tupelo. Powell retired June 30 as vice president for the Rankin and Jackson Campus-Academic/Technical Center and director of Occupational Programs for the district, positions she held for 12 years. ...

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Group plans new city in Lamar County


PURVIS — Residents of the Bellevue community of Lamar County are launching a petition drive to become a city. The Hattiesburg American reports a group called Citizens of Bellevue has been studying incorporation for the past 13 months. Organizers outlined their plans Thursday to the Lamar County Board of Supervisors. The city would span about 15 square miles with an ...

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Madison approves plan for retail development

MBJ staff The Madison Board of Aldermen unanimously approved on Wednesday a plan for a 60-acre retail development called Grandview East. The development by Mattiace Properties will be in addition to the 207,000-square-foot Forum at Grandview, which was developed by Mattiace and CBL and was completed five years ago, according to release from the company. Grandview East will be on the east ...

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Corinth businessman arrested and indicted on 60 counts


CORINTH — Doug Essary, owner of Essary Truck Sales & Parts Inc., was indicted on 60 counts by an Alcorn County Grand Jury and taken into custody today, announced State Auditor Stacey Pickering and District Attorney John Weddle.  Essary was indicted on fifty-six counts of submitting fraudulent documents and four counts of conspiracy to fraudulently obtain public funds.  A demand ...

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Jim Miller joins career services

Jim Miller has joined the Career Services office at Mississippi College in Clinton. Miller, 29, and his co-workers help students enhance their resumes, improve interview skills, get connected with employers, build confidence levels and much more. Planning the university’s Career Day in February is always a big item on their to-do list. Miller had worked since September 2013 as an ...

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