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‘Leadership Lafayette’ team recognizes 27 leaders, presents award

Twenty-seven local leaders take their fine-tuned skills into the community after graduating from the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual Leadership Lafayette Program on Aug. 23. The eight-month program is centered around enhancing teamwork, generating and executing new ideas and serving the local community. “I’m extremely honored each year to be apart of such a prestigious group of leaders ...

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Lehman-Roberts Co. asphalt plants in Mississippi recognized by National Asphalt Pavement Association

Lehman-Roberts Co., a highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, recently announced two of its plants have earned Diamond Achievement Commendation by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). Plant 10 in Byhalia and Plant 7 in Batesville were honored with the Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Asphalt Plant/Site Operations. The Diamond Achievement Commendation is a nationally recognized and respected program ...

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Officers elected to Mississippi Main Street Board of Director

Ed Garner A new slate of executive officers has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. The new member and officers were elected at the recent annual awards meeting held in Jackson. Ed Gardner of Entergy Mississippi in Jackson has been elected as the MMSA Board President for 2018-2019. “The Main Street program is essential ...

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Southern AgCredit hires office assistant in Greenville

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Jenna Peyton as office administrator in its Greenville office. Peyton, who holds a BBA from Middle Tennessee State University, has been a stay-at-home mom for the past four years. Previously, she was the program coordinator of a senior outpatient program for Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital. Originally from Dyersburg, Tenn., Peyton has lived in ...

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ACEC/MS, installs new 2018-2019 officers

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi (ACEC/MS) has installed their new officers for 2018-2019. Their new president, Allen Scott, is with Engineering Service in Rich-land. He is a 1979 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and later obtained a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, also from ...

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First C3 Jr. coding challenge for elementary school students

C Spire teamed up with the Mississippi Children’s Museum to offer the first statewide coding challenge involving elementary school-age children as part of a company-wide initiative designed to encourage and inspire students to pursue an academic degree or career in IT and computer science. The half-day C3 Jr. program that was Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in ...

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New associates join Forman Watkins & Krutz

Forman Watkins & Krutz announced the additions of Taylor Herring White and Margaret McLaughlin to the Firm. Taylor Herring White joins as an associate in our Jackson office. She is a recent summa cum laude graduate from Mississippi College School of Law where she served on both the Law Review Executive Board and the Moot Court Executive board. Taylor received ...

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. names Edith Kelly-Green to Board of Directors

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that Edith Kelly-Green was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 20, 2018. She will serve as a Class B director until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2019 and will, if re-elected at that meeting, serve for a term expiring in 2021. Kelly-Green is a partner in The KGR Group, whose primary interests ...

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Brown & Brown welcomes Carter as insurance & risk advisor

Jennifer Carter Brown & Brown Gulf States of Gulfport, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., recently announced the addition of Jennifer G. Carter, Insurance & Risk Advisor, to the Commercial Lines Department team. Carter, a resident of Madison, has 34 years of experience in insurance industry from areas of marketing, account management, underwriting, information technology, risk management, and education. ...

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Pafford Medical Services special response teams deployed for Hurricane Florence

On Tuesday, September 11, Pafford EMS Special Response Teams initiated deployment to Spartanburg, North Carolina. They are currently staging in Spartanburg for assignments related to Hurricane Florence disaster relief. The company was notified to deploy at approximately 5:00 PM on Tuesday. Within three hours of notification by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), 13 company ambulances, two wheelchair vans, and ...

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