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L. Lavon Gray Accepted Into Forbes Coaches Council

L. Lavon Gray Consulting Group, LLC, of Madison, a leadership development and consulting company, has announced that company founder L. Lavon Gray has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business consultants and career coaches. Forbes Coaches Council members are hand-selected to become part of a network that has access to a variety of exclusive ...

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George McBride retires with 49 years of service

“After 49 years of service on the Natchez Trace Parkway, George McBride retires, and the Parkway loses a wealth of institutional knowledge,” stated Chief of Maintenance Barry Boyd. “For years, George’s goal was to retire with 50 years of service, but an opportunity that was just too good to pass up came George’s way, and he decided to leave us ...

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Butler Snow adds four attorneys to Ridgeland office

Butler Snow announced today that Andrea La’Verne Edney, W. Davis Frye, George Clanton (Clay) Gunn IV, and Adam D. Porter have joined the firm in its Ridgeland office. Edney and Porter will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. Frye and Gunn will practice with Butler Snow’s tort, transportation and specialized litigation group. “We are fortunate ...

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Reunion names McCrimmon to Event Coordinator post

Marleigh McCrimmon was recently appointed Event Coordinator at Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. McCrimmon, a native of Greenwood, joins Reunion with an MBA from Mississippi State University. Most recently, she was Marketing and Community Liaison for Whole Foods Market. She also was Assistant Catering Director for Jackson’s Manship Wood Fired Kitchen.

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Oxford Treatment Center names new COO

Oxford Treatment Center has named Mark Stovall, CAT, CMHT, the former statewide head of substance abuse treatment oversight as its first Chief Operating Officer (COO). Stovall joined the center this spring with nearly 20 years experience in the coordination, development and management of inpatient chemical dependency and behavioral health programs. Stovall is the former director of the Bureau of Alcohol ...

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Adams and Reese’s Ogletree elected a Fellow in ACREL

Adams and Reese Jackson office partner Gee Ogletree has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (ACREL). Admission to the prestigious ACREL is by invitation only after a screening process with importance legal ability, experience, and high standards of professional and ethical conduct. Ogletree joined Adams and Reese in 1997 as a founding member ...

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MCEE adds to its Board of Directors

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE), which provides professional development for K-12 teachers and programming for K-12 students in economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship, has added to its 45-seat board of directors. Beginning three-year terms are: John Boydston, VP Commerical Banking, Regions Bank; Brad Davis, Special Counsel, Jones Walker; Rachel De Vaughan, Director of Special Programs, MS Community College ...

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Dentists recognized among most influential in U.S.

Dentists Dr. Wendy Hawkins-Lewis (The Winning Smile) and Dr. Jonathan Germany (Germany Dental) in Brandon and Dr. Kalil Abide (Harmony Dental) in Jackson have been selected winners in the the 2018 Most Influenti8al Dentists in America Program sponsored by Kleer. They were chosen for their demonstrated excellence as practitioners and thought leaders in dentistry. Kleer selected influencers from each state ...

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Brown named loan officer at Community Bank

Peyton Brown has recently been named Loan Officer. A native of Brandon, Mississippi, Brown has been a part of the Community Bank family for almost a year. He most recently served as a Credit Analyst. Brown, is a graduate of Mississippi College with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. In his new role, Brown will focus on growing loans ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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