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White Construction adds Houston office

White Construction Company — based in Ridgeland and in Austin, Texas — has opened a new office in Houston, Texas, president Guy H. White has announced. Jim Snyder will oversee the new office. Snyder, who has a degree in construction science from Texas A&M, will be a vice president with the company. Snyder previously worked from the Austin office managing ...

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Three from MSU recognized

Two Mississippi State University students and one recent MSU graduate were among 2015 participants at an annual gathering of the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference, the world’s oldest and largest business career student organization. Senior Jarmel R. Lewis of Manteo, N.C., and sophomore Heather L. Yost of Franklin, Tenn., represented the university. Lewis is a political science/pre-law major. Yost ...

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Walter H. Boone joins law firm

Walter H. Boone has joined Balch & Bingham LLP’s Jackson office as a partner and member of the Product Liability & Casualty Litigation Practice Group. Boone has more than 25 years of general, commercial and environmental litigation experience. Boone’s litigation experience focuses on the defense of personal injury and wrongful death claims based on products liability, premises liability and general ...

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Optometric leadership class

The Mississippi Optometric Association recently had its first Leadership Optometry Class aimed at developing and training the future leaders of optometry in the state and the nation, according to MOA president Dr. Nicole Monroe of Olive Branch Optometrists selected are Dr. Josh Bostick, Saltillo; Dr. Evan Davis, Laurel; Dr. Josh Hatfield, Fulton; Dr. Stephen Mitchell, Laurel; Dr. Josh Patrick, Hattiesburg; ...

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Bobby Harges joins maps

Bobby Harges, a tenured professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, has joined maps (Mediation Arbitration Professional Systems, Inc.) Harges practiced law in New Orleans, specializing in civil and construction litigation. He also taught at the University of Mississippi School of Law. Before entering law school, he worked as an electrical engineer. His primary experience includes ...

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Bayou restoration work wins award

David Perkes, director for the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, looks over the site of the Bayou Auguste restoration project in 2012 at East Biloxi. A division of Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art and Design, the design studio recently won a Gulf Guardian Award from the Environmental Protection Agency's Gulf of Mexico Program. The team secured grants and utilized volunteers to build a neighborhood wetland park at the site. 
Megan Bean / Courtesy of Mississippi State University

Mississippi State University’s Gulf Coast Community Design Studio — one of two research centers in the College of Architecture, Art and Design — placed first in the Gulf Guardian Awards civic/nonprofits category for its Bayou Auguste project in East Biloxi, a community devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gulf of Mexico Program, the awards ...

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Brunini’s John Milner elected

John Milner of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC was recently elected as the vice chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Milner concentrates his practice primarily in environmental law and litigation. He represents business and industrial clients in environmental permitting and enforcement actions, natural resource damage assessments and regulation promulgation before the U. S. ...

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Colibri Jenkins joins Merit Health

Colibri Jenkins, MD, has joined Merit Health River Region’s staff as a board-certified general psychiatrist on the inpatient behavioral health team at the West Campus. Jenkins’ areas of interest are in adult and child psychiatry services with a special focus on adolescent behavioral health issues. She earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington D.C., and ...

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Checky Herrington recognized

Checky Herrington, a senior member of Mississippi State’s Office of Public Affairs, is among 15 selected for a major recognition by the world’s largest organization for public relations professionals. Herrington, who has served since February 2014 as the university’s marketing research analyst, will be inducted in November into the Public Relations Society of America’s prestigious College of Fellows. A Louisville ...

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