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Analysis: Public safety chief seeks exit from civil service

The leader of Mississippi’s Department of Public Safety wants to remove the agency from the state civil service system forever. Public Safety Commissioner Marshall Fisher says he’s been forced to reinstate a number of officers after what he considers “terrible” decisions by the state Employee Appeals Board that overturned agency disciplinary decisions. But Tommy Simpson of the Southern States Police ...

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Bradley adds veteran healthcare lawyers to Dallas office

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced the addition of healthcare lawyers Wendi Campbell Rogaliner and Scott Schardt to the firm’s newly opened Dallas office. Both lawyers join Bradley from the Rogaliner Law Firm, a boutique health law firm Ms. Rogaliner founded 15 years ago. As part of Bradley’s Healthcare Practice Group, the pair joins a nationally recognized team of ...

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Mississippi treasurer Fitch running for attorney general

Mississippi’s second-term state treasurer says she is running for attorney general because she wants to protect gun rights, fight opioid abuse and crack down on human trafficking. Republican Lynn Fitch of Ridgeland is traveling the state this week to discuss her candidacy for the state’s top legal job. She began her career 34 years ago as an assistant attorney general. ...

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Amanda Spradley promoted to general manager at Babalu Fondren

Babalu in Jackson’s historic Fondren District has promoted Amanda Spradley to the position of general manager. She will oversee all daily operations of the restaurant, which is the first and original Babalu location for the brand that has now grown to eight locations across the South. Spradley has worked extensively in the hospitality industry in both Jackson and Memphis, including ...

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Trustmark names Kennedy new chief information officer

Trustmark Corporation announced that David C. Kennedy has been named executive vice president and chief information officer of Trustmark National Bank. Kennedy has more than 20 years of experience, with his most recent leadership role as Chief Technology Officer of Stone Energy Corporation in Lafayette, Louisiana. In this position, Kennedy was responsible for corporate technology and innovation initiatives and directed ...

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Netterville and Williams accepted to 2019 Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that Alicia N. Netterville and Michael Casey Williams, attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office, have been accepted to the 2019 Mississippi Bar Leadership Forum. A member of Bradley’s Litigation and Labor and Employment practice groups, Netterville has defended clients in lawsuits prosecuted by the attorney general of Mississippi under the Mississippi Consumer Protection ...

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Balch & Bingham promotes five attorneys to partnership

Balch & Bingham announced the election of five new members to its partnership, effective January 1. The five partners (and their respective office locations) are Mark Bond (Gulfport), Ben Bryant (Jackson), Brooke Gram (Atlanta), Joe Leavens (Birmingham), and Corbitt Tate (Birmingham). Bond is a partner in the Real Estate Practice representing commercial and industrial companies, electric utility companies and government ...

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Adhikari joins Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service

Subodh Adhikari, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service, where he provides care for patients who are hospitalized. Adhikari received his medical degree from the College of Medical Sciences in Bharatpur, Nepal. He completed an internship in internal medicine at Western Reserve Health Education, Inc. and Northside Regional Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio. He completed his residency at East Tennessee ...

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Mississippi awarded $10.6M federal grant for Early Childhood Development

A collaborative effort among state agencies was successful when Gov. Phil Bryant announced that $10.6 million was awarded to the state from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the scope of early childhood development for children ages 0-8 in Mississippi. In a departure from the state’s traditional provider-focused approach, the newly enhanced system is designed to ...

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