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Head is new chorusmaster for Opera

Andrew Head The Mississippi Opera recently announced that its new chorusmaster for the 2018-2019 season is Andrew Head. Head has appeared in operatic roles in The Crucible, Rigoletto,Susannah, Les Troyens), Abu Hassan, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen, Werther, and others. He has performed in New York, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Since 2016, ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes clinical psychologist Gaela S. Youngblood

Dr. Gaela Youngblood Memorial Physician Clinics – The Medical Oncology Group recently welcomed Gaela S. Youngblood, Psy.D., in the practice of Clinical Psychology in Gulfport. Youngblood completed her Bachelor of Arts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and her Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. She earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at The George ...

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American Red Cross Names Word New Regional CEO for Mississippi

Rachel Word The American Red Cross has chosen Rachel Word to lead its Mississippi Region. Word has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. She joined the American Red Cross in December of 2007 and had served the organization in strategic leadership roles over the last 10 years. As the regional chief executive officer for ...

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Baker Donelson adds five attorneys to tax practice

Baker Donelson has expanded its tax practice with the addition of a group of five attorneys to its Jackson office, a move that gives the Firm one of the largest tax practices in the state of Mississippi. Joining Baker Donelson are C. Ted Sanderson Jr., James A. “Jay” Norris III, Leslie Bounds, William O. “Bill” Brown Jr., and Charles W. ...

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131 Adams and Reese attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Adams and Reese is pleased to announce the inclusion of 131 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, the firm was top-listed, noting the greatest number of lawyers from a single firm listed in each practice area, in the following locales: Top-Listed State Awards ·         Mississippi – Banking and Finance Law, Education Law ·         Louisiana – Government ...

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Rick Courtney recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers, the oldest and one of the most respected attorney ranking services, has selected Richard Courtney, Certified Elder Law Attorney, for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Elder Law and Trust and Estates.  These recognitions are based on independent evaluation of legal experience and peer review and recommendations. Richard (“Rick”) ...

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Trustmark promotes ten

Trustmark is pleased to announce the promotion of the following employees: Robert Braddy has been promoted to Appraisal Review Officer. He serves as Evaluation Analyst at the corporate headquarters in downtown Jackson. Mr. Braddy has eight years of combined banking and real estate market analysis experience. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Jackson State University. Jasmine ...

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28 Jones Walker attorneys recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Jones Walker LLP announced that 28 attorneys from the firm’s Jackson office are listed in the annual peer–review attorney rankings in The Best Lawyers in America for 2019. In addition, eight Jackson attorneys also received the Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” designation for 2019. Nationally, 127 lawyers were listed, including 23 named “Lawyer of the Year.” Best ...

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Holcomb Dunbar attorney recognized by The Best Lawyers in America

Mike Watts received Best Lawyers 2019 Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year” award in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area.   “Lawyer of the Year” honorees receive this award based on their high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions.  Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan areas is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”   ...

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Machado Patano’s Hemenway passes architect exam

Vanessa Hemenway Vanessa J. Hemenway of M|P Design Group passed the final Architect Registration Examination. Hemenway received her BArch Architecture from Mississippi State University in 2013, and joined M|P Design Group in 2013. Since being employed at Machado | Patano, Hemenway has worked in several sectors from Education, Medical, Municipal, Federal, Commercial Retail & Industrial Facilities. Some of the notable ...

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