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Mississippi payrolls grow strongly as jobless rate dips


JACKSON — Mississippi’s employers flexed a little muscle in July, posting the state’s biggest payroll gain since before the recession. Combined with a slowly improving unemployment rate, the results suggest the Magnolia State could lose the labor market laggard status it’s struggled with even as the nation rebounded from the economic downturn. Payrolls rose by 5,800 last month, pushing year-over-year gains ...

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Lampley on health board

Julie Williams Lampley, a partner with in Butler Snow’s Nashville office and a Jackson native, has been named to the Nashville Health Care Council 2015-16 board of directors. Lampley is the Assistant Practice Group Leader of Butler Snow’s healthcare regulatory and transactions group and a member of the firm’s executive committee. She focuses her practice on health care law, commercial ...

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Zetella Gooch named consultant

BNI Mississippi has announced Zetella Gooch as Area Director Consultant. Gooch will be responsible for the coordination of BNI Director Consultants and Ambassadors. She will ensure the success of BNI chapters and their members in the areas of chapter growth, member retention, and the formation of new chapters in the Central Mississippi Region. A member of the Jackson Referral Connection ...

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Three have new roles at Pearl River Community College

Three new directors bring a variety of experience to their positions at Pearl River Community College in Poplarville. Terri Clark is director of adult education services, Delana Harris is director of recruiting and marketing and Dr. Ed Pinero is director of career and technical education programs. Clark has been adult education/GED counselor at PRCC since October 2009. She taught psychology ...

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UDATED: Jackson council disputes Yarber’s police, fire layoff claims


MBJ Staff Jackson City Council members say they are puzzled by the alarm Mayor Tony Yarber has sounded over the prospects for significant layoffs in police and fire operations when no layoffs have been proposed. The council has suggested slightly more than $1 million in cuts for filling vacant police positions and freezes in new hiring of firefighters. The council ...

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C Spire forms cloud sales team

C Spire Business Solutions has developed a sales team focused solely on cloud-based services optimized for vital service organizations such as hospitals, banks and government agencies. Promotions and new hires include: Nathan Slater was promoted to Vice President, Cloud Services Sales. Nathan directs the development of C Spire Business Solutions cloud service and channel sales strategies to drive customer acquisition ...

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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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