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Downtown Fitness, Powered by Baptist Health Systems, to opening in downtown Jackson

Chris Baker, who formerly managed the University Wellness Center in downtown Jackson, has been named the executive director of Downtown Fitness, powered by Baptist Health Systems, which has moved into the facility at 100 E. Capitol St., Suite 107. Baker has more than 20 years of experience in the fitness facility industry and holds numerous fitness certifications. With approximately 17,000 ...

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Pietz named MGCCC dean of Business Services at Jefferson Davis Campus

Kady Pietz has been approved as dean of Business Services at the Jefferson Davis Campus by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Board of Trustees. Before joining Gulf Coast, Pietz, of Pass Christian, served as the director of Operations and Outreach at The University of Southern Mississippi on the Gulf Park Campus. She holds a master of science in Political ...

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Southeastern Freight Lines promotes Mackey to Service Center Manager in Jackson

Patrick Mackey has been promoted to service center manager in Jackson for Southeastern Freight Lines, a regional less-than-truckload service. Mackey started his career with Southeastern as a part-time freight handler nearly seven years ago, in Waynesboro, Va.. He has since served in a variety of roles, including: full-time freight handler, management trainee, inbound supervisor, pickup and delivery supervisor, outbound supervisor, ...

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Woodward wields national influence as accreditation chief

Dr. LouAnn Woodward has taken over as chair of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, which sets standards for U.S.- and Canadian-chartered medical education programs run by universities or medical schools. Woodward, Mississippi Medical Center’s vice chancellor for health affairs and dean of the School of Medicine since 2015, has served simultaneously as chair-elect of the LCME for the past ...

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Musselwhite recognized for dedication to MSU campus safety

Alicia F. Musselwhite (center), Mississippi State’s fire prevention and life safety officer, was recently named 2017 Fire Code Official of the Year by the Building Officials Association of Mississippi, the professional organization whose members administer and enforce state building and related codes. Musselwhite, a Florida native who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MSU, assumed her current duties in 2009. ...

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Jackson County Utility Authority receives Plant of the Year Award

The Jackson County Utility Authority’s Pascagoula-Moss Point Wastewater Treatment Facility has been awarded the Most Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Facility for 2017 by the Mississippi Water Environment Association. All four of the JCUA’s treatment plants have won the Outstanding Plant of the Year Award. The Gautier Facility in 1999, the Escatawpa Facility in 2010, the West Jackson County Facility in 1996, ...

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Millsaps College names LeAnne Brewer Director of Executive Education

LeAnne Brewer of Madison is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps. Brewer served as executive director of the former Foundation for Public Broadcasting in ...

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Butler Snow Hires Gandy, Egger for Administrative Positions

Patricia C. Gandy has joined Butler Snow as the firm’s first full-time pro bono counsel and Susan Davis Egger the firm’s chief human resources officer. Gandy most recently served as the founding director of the Mission First Legal Aid Office, established by Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First, Inc. With this position, Gandy and her team provided civil ...

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Community Bank promotes Keith to Assistant Vice President

Kirby Keith has recently been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Community Bank of Mississippi. Keith, a native of Decatur, has been with Community Bank for four years. He previously was a loan officer. In his new role, he will continue to manage a loan portfolio as well as oversee daily operations of the Ridgeland office. Keith is a graduate ...

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Alcorn: The Magazine wins Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony

Alcorn State University’s alumni publication, Alcorn: The Magazine, recently won the Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony. Alcorn was also nominated in the Best Student Organization, Male Coach of the Year and Female Student of the Year categories. The HBCU Awards, established by Jarrett L. Carter Sr., founding editor of HBCU Digest, celebrates the achievements of ...

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