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Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakota fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours

Milestone marks a significant level of maturity for the program, maintaining the Lakota’s position as one of the most successful acquisition programs in Department of Defense history. The Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakota fleet recently exceeded 500,000 flight hours, operating in a multitude of military missions and tasks around the globe. “This milestone is a testament to the hard work and ...

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Who’s Who Legal recognizes 10 Butler Snow attorneys

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that 10 of its attorneys have been recognized by Who’s Who Legal. Christy D. Jones has also been named to Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018, ranking third in the Americas by the publication in the categories of life sciences and product liability. Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders 2018 brings together the insight, expertise ...

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Tsai named Gold Strike president & COO

David Tsai has been named President & COO of Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica, Mississippi. In this new role, Tsai will lead daily operations and provide strategic direction and leadership for the property. Most recently, Tsai served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Monte Carlo in Las Vegas. He also led the $550 million transformation of ...

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Chief Judge Lee announces he will retire in December

Chief Judge L. Joseph Lee of the Court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of his term in December 2018. Judge Lee earlier this year filed qualifying papers to seek reelection. On Tuesday, he withdrew his candidacy. “At the end of this term, I will have served 20 years on ...

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Dyanne Ray joins Butler Snow in Ridgeland

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Dyanne Ray has joined the firm in Ridgeland, Miss. Ray will serve as a banking and compliance advisor in the banking and bank regulatory area within the finance, real estate and restructuring practice group. “We look forward to utilizing Dyanne’s expertise in working with our financial institution clients,” said Donald Clark, Jr., chairman, ...

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Robert S. MacKenzie achieves Circle of Success Recognition

Robert S. MacKenzie, CFP, CRPC, Private Wealth Advisor/Certified Financial Planner professional with MacKenzie & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Kosciusko has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement in 2018.

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Team Cleveland Awards Facade Grants

Team Cleveland Main Street has awarded twelve $500 matching facade grants with money raised from Cleveland Bites Food Festival. This is the fourth year Team Cleveland has offered facade grants. This year, the following businesses have been awarded grants: Neysa’s Fireside Shop, KAT, Rosson Co., and Langston Insurance Agency/Nationwide. Between these four projects, over $14,000 worth of work is being ...

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MRC names Employees of the Year

Methodist Rehabilitation Center in Jackson has named its Employees of the Year for 2017. Veronica Taylor of Pearl was named Clinical Services Employee of the Year. She serves as a physical therapist for the hospital’s Stroke Recovery Program. Nickey Ray of Canton was named Support Services Employee of the Year. He serves as senior maintenance mechanic for the hospital. Brad ...

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Concord Capital announces purchase of 600 Concourse in Ridgeland

Concord Capital, LLC announced the purchase of the 600 Concourse Building in Ridgeland, establishing the company as the second largest office landlord along Highland Colony Parkway. Concord Capital is the acquisition and development company of industry veterans Ted Duckworth, Breck Hines and John Michael Holtmann. Concord and their affiliates also own 200 and 400 Concourse, and this acquisition brings their ...

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HOPE Named Wall Street Journal Financial Inclusion Challenge finalist

HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) has been named a finalist in The Wall Street Journal Financial Inclusion Challenge for its work to bring opportunity to small towns in the Mississippi Delta. HOPE is one of three finalists from more than 120 entries in the first U.S. iteration of the Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge. A winner will be selected in ...

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