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Gilbert joins law firm

J. Scott Gilbert has joined Watkins & Eager PLLC as Counsel. Gilbert, who has received the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association 2013 Investigation of the Year Award, will focus his practice in Healthcare Litigation and White Collar Criminal Defense. Gilbert previously was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi, where he litigated white-collar crime matters, including ...

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Hardin board adds Bailey

The Phil Hardin Foundation Board of Directors has elected Kacey Guy Bailey, a Meridian attorney and community leader, as its newest member. Bailey will join the seven-member board of the statewide education philanthropy at its April meeting. A Laurel native, Bailey is a partner in the Meridian law firm of Barry, Palmer, Thaggard, May & Bailey. She is a 2001 ...

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PSC makes staff changes

The Mississippi Public Service Commission, Central District, recently made three staff changes. Ryan Brown, of Brandon, has been appointed as Deputy Commissioner. Prior to his appointment, Brown was Policy Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Mississippi and a Master of Public Policy and Administration degree from Jackson ...

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UMMC doctor honored

Dr. Michael Henderson of University of Mississippi Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s “100 Hospital and Health System Chief Medical Officers to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a source of business and legal information for health-care industry leaders. Henderson and his team have honed in on areas from reducing infection rates through increased hand hygiene to cutting ...

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Garrott joins Wealthview

Anderson Garrott, CFP, has joined Wealthview Capital as an associate portfolio manager. Garrott holds an accounting degree and an MBA from Mississippi College and brings over eight years experience in portfolio management and research to the firm. A native of Batesville, he and his wife Megan live in Madison with their son, Beau and are expecting a second son in ...

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Planters Bank promotes 10 at North Mississippi banks

Planters Bank recently made several promotions at several locations in Mississippi. Paul Flowers has been promoted to President of Clarksdale office. Flowers is a native of Clarksdale and a graduate of Clarksdale High School. He has worked in banking for over 19 years and began working with Covenant Bank which is now Planters Bank in 2000. He received his B.B.A. ...

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Medley on Sequoia board

Tim Medley was recently named to the Board of Directors of Sequoia Fund, Inc. The Sequoia Fund has assets in excess of $5 billion and was awarded Morningstar’s coveted Domestic-Stock Manager of the Year in 2010. The Fund was founded in 1970 and traces its roots to Warren Buffett. Medley is the President of Medley & Brown, LLC, a fee-only ...

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Cork to head Hancock port

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission has selected Bill Cork as its Chief Executive Officer. He succeeds HCPHC executive director Ashley Edwards, who is now president of the Gulf Coast Business Council. Cork is the founder of Cork Consulting Group LLC, a consulting firm in Texarkana, Texas. He served previously as president and CEO of the Texarkana Chamber of ...

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