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City of Grenada announces appointment of Trina N. George as the city’s Director of Personnel

Former USDA Rural Development State Director Trina N. George has joined the City of Grenada as Director of Personnel. She will be responsible for the operation of the city’s human resources department and will be helping to implement strategic staffing plans, compensation and benefits structures and comprehensive performance evaluation processes. In 2009, George, was appointed by President Barack Obama to ...

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Hurt honored at HORNE LLP’s Charles Curry Scholarship Award Ceremony

Jackson State University student Robert Hurt was recently awarded the HORNE LLP – Charles Curry Scholarship Award. The award was established to honor the memory of HORNE Senior Manager Charles Curry who passed away in 2015. Curry was a charter member of the Belonging at HORNE Steering Committee. Hurt, of Greenville, is a senior accounting and finance major at Jackson ...

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Brunini welcomes William B. Grete

William B. Grete has joined Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC as a Partner in its Jackson office. As the former Vice President and General Counsel of Mississippi Baptist Health Systems Inc., Grete has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. He will lead the Firm’s healthcare practice group. William B. Grete graduated from Georgetown University Law Center with an ...

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IP Recognizes Outstanding Team Members of the Month for September and Third Quarter

IP Casino Resort Spa recently recognized several outstanding team members for September as well as the honorees for Team Leader and Part-Time Team Member of the Third Quarter of 2017. September’s honorees: Gloria Atkinson (Table Games), Cindra Heisler (Food and Beverage), Linda Stewart (Hotel Sales), Kimberly Lane (Facilities), Jorge Pecua (Food and Beverage), and Leona Tremont (Food and Beverage). Third ...

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USM College of Business Presents Student Awards

Students in The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business were recently recognized for outstanding academic achievement during the fall 2017 honors program held Friday, Nov. 17 on the Hattiesburg campus. Honorees (with hometowns): School of Accountancy Outstanding Accounting Student – Hattiesburg campus: Sheri Lowery, Sumrall. Outstanding Accounting Student – Gulf Park campus: Moises Espinal, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Department ...

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EMBDC Recognizes November Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) recently presented its November Ambassadors of the Month awards. In first place was Casey Hendricks (second from right) with The Community Health Improvement Network, second place went to Heather Woodall (second from left) with the MSU Career Center, and third place went Mary Atterberry (left) with Rush Health Systems.  Also, winning the red ...

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Ivey Mechanical promotes 2 to vice president

Ivey Mechanical in Kosciusko recently promoted Nicholas Upchurch the Vice President for Business Development and Steve Barnhill the Vice President of Fabrication Services. Upchurch began with Ivey Mechanical in 2008 and has served in numerous roles such as: project coordinator, project manager, and business development manager. As Vice President of Business Development, Upchurch will continue to build and maintain customer ...

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Ellis Named New Merit Health Rankin’s CNO

Cynthia Ellis, BSN, has joined the Merit Health Rankin team as chief nursing officer. Ellis joins Merit Health Rankin from Merit Health Central, where she served as assistant chief nursing officer. Previously, she was the director of surgery and medical units at Merit Health River Region. Cynthia has 28 years of hospital experience and more than 10 years of hospital ...

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Carl Small Town Center at MSU receives public outreach, design honors for ‘Marking the Mule’ project

Mississippi State’s Carl Small Town Center is receiving two statewide awards for its “Marking the Mule” project focused on advancing citizen engagement in the Marks community. CSTC Director Leah F. Kemp recently accepted a 2017 Public Outreach Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the American Planning Association. The award recognizes an individual or program that uses information and education to ...

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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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