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Humana Names Matt Berger as regional president

Humana Inc. recently appointed Matt Berger as Regional President for its Louisiana and Mississippi Medicare markets. Berger assumes responsibility for continued development and expansion of Humana’s Medicare business in the Gulf States, and for staff leadership in those markets. Berger has served in regional finance roles for Humana, including the past four years as its Medicare Central Division chief financial ...

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Mississippi team claims 2nd Place Grand Champion in New Orleans’ Hogs for the Cause

The Mississippi Bacon Association took 2nd place overall out of 85 teams in the New Orleans-based Hogs for the Cause, a fundraiser and barbecue competition, and raised over $15,000 for families battling pediatric brain cancer. The event featured a two-day, 85-team barbecue competition, with teams raising $1.45 million that will go to support families battling pediatric brain cancer. With Andy ...

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AAA announces Mississippi’s elite hotels and restaurants

AAA has announced the seven hotels and five restaurants in Mississippi that earned its Four Diamond Rating during the past 12 months. The AAA Four Diamond Rating is attained by just 3.9 percent of the more than 58,000 hotels and restaurants inspected by AAA. Mississippi hotels receiving the AAA Four Diamond Award are: BILOXI: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, Hard ...

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USM Graduate Nursing Programs garner recognition

The University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Nursing has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in its 2019 ranking of Best Graduate Schools. USM is ranked among the nation’s top 150 colleges/universities for its Master’s in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs. Each year, U.S. News evaluates graduate programs across six major disciplines: business, education, engineering, law, ...

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Jessica Harris named broker for Tommy Morgan Realtors

Jessica Harris has been named broker for the largest Northeast Mississippi-based real estate company, Tommy Morgan Realtors. Harris, a Booneville native, worked in the firm during her high school and college years as an administrative assistant. She became full time in 2005, directing marketing, coordinating sales and as office manager. She earned her real estate license in 2008 and has ...

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IP recognizes employees for December, January

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi recently recognized outstanding team members for December, January and the fourth quarter of 2017. December’s honorees were Terrence Hardwick (Security), Charles Vonderbruegge (Security), Robert “Bobby” LaHatte (Table Games), Brandi Ingram (Purchasing), Virgil Thompson (Slots), and Mike Hryhorchuk (Facilities). Fourth quarter honorees were part-time team members Wendy Myers (Marketing), Mucio Puga Resillas (Environmental Services) and ...

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Rosenblatt awarded the 2018 Michelle Mendez Serviam Award

Stephen W. Rosenblatt has won the 2018 Michelle Mendez Serviam Award from the Center for American and International Law (CAIL). The award was recently presented at the 5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference in New Orleans. The Michelle Mendez Serviam Award was created in 2015 to recognize Michelle Mendez, whose extraordinary work in support of the 5th Circuit Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Conference ...

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Balch & Bingham adds 7 healthcare attorneys in Jackson

Balch & Bingham recently announced the addition of partners Tom Kirkland, Allison Simpson and Andy Lowry, and associates Mary Jordan Fuller, Matt Sitton, Perry Taylor and Bea Tolsdorf to the Jackson office. This new healthcare team has experience providing counsel to private tax-exempt hospitals, for-profit hospitals, physicians and physician-practice groups, long-term care providers, home health agencies, dialysis facilities, cancer centers, ...

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Two Natchez Trace rangers receive awards for traffic safety

The National Park Service Traffic Safety Coalition awarded Natchez Trace Parkway Rangers Timothy McElwain and Keith Schumann traffic safety awards for their efforts in traffic enforcement. McElwain received the Traffic Safety Excellence Award and Schumann, who recently transferred to the Parkway from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, received the Award for Highway Safety Champion.

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