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Barron’s ranks Finkelberg

Arty Finkelberg, CFA, CFP, Senior Vice President – Investments, of Raymond James & Associates, was recently named to the Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.  The 2017 list draws from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. It is the largest, most comprehensive annual advisor list circulated by Barron’s. This is the fourth consecutive year that Finkelberg ...

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Watkins joins Clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic has opened the Lumberton Family Medicine in Lumberton and added Mary S. Watkins, CNP, to the staff. Watkins received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Watkins is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a ...

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TEC appoints Gibson

Beverly Gibson has been appointed Customer Relations Representative at TEC of Jackson, Inc.  In this role, Gibson will be responsible for assisting with promoting, marketing, selling and supporting of TEC products and services. Gibson has more than 22 years of experience in customer service. Gibson lives in Jackson and has a son, Anthony.

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Cirlot expands in Jackson

The Cirlot Agency in Jackson recently promoted Sharon Grubbs to Chief Financial Officer, and added Genevieve Shoemaker as Senior Public Relations Strategist, Clay Meyer as Interactive Developer, and Kathleen Brandau as Content Strategist. The Agency, which has offices in Jackson and in Washington, D.C., will celebrate its 33rd anniversary in 2017.

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Nissan’s builds 10th house

Future Habitat Nissan Build homeowner Mildred Daughtery, with Steve Marsh (left), vice president of manufacturing, Nissan Canton, and Rodney Francis (right), director of human resources, Nissan Canton, take a break during construction of the Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area home in Canton. This marks the 10th home built by employees of the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant. Hundreds of ...

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Pinebelt Foundation’s new board

Courtesy of Greater PineBelt Community Foundation The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation recently named its 2017 officers and board of directors. They are, front row, from left: Treasurer, David Burckel, CEO, Southern Bone & Joint Specialists; Executive Director, Theresa Erickson; Returning member Gigi Dillard; President, Terri Bell, President, B Communications; Director, Susan Thompson Eaves; Returning member Patty Munn, Retired, USM Instructor-College ...

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Phillips-Gaines ranked

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CFP, at Phillips Financial, was recently named to Barron’s list of “The Top 1,200 Advisors” in the country. The 2017 list, ranked 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. This marks the third consecutive year for Phillips-Gaines to earn placement on the list. Barron’s, a weekly financial newspaper published by Dow Jones & Co., ...

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Park joins Hattiesburg Clinic

Stacie M. Park, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service. She received a Master of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. Park is board certified in adult and gerontological health by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the ...

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MDOT taps Smith for post

The Mississippi Department of Transportation  recently named Cindy Smith, P.E., State Research Engineer. She will oversee state and national research efforts, pavement management, data collection, nondestructive testing and MDOT’s research library. Smith received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston (1995) and began working with MDOT as an Engineer in Training (EIT) in the Planning ...

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Silver Em winner announced

Dennis Moore, whose career in journalism has led him back to Jackson as co-editor of Mississippi Today, has been tapped as this year’s Samuel Talbert Silver Em recipient by the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at Ole Miss. The award, named for an early department chairman and leader in journalism education, is the most prestigious journalism honor the ...

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