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Southern AgCredit welcomes new loan officers

The agricultural and rural financing cooperative Southern AgCredit recently hired three Mississippi State University graduates. Pate DeMuth, is a loan officer in the Ridgeland branch office. DeMuth earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, technology and business, and then went on to earn a master’s degree in agricultural business management. While a student at MSU, he worked with Crop Production ...

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Holmes takes 16 awards at annual CPRAM Conference

Members of the Holmes Community College Communications and Marketing/Recruiting departments won 16 awards at the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi annual conference. Mary Margaret Busby, Steve Diffey and Katherine Ellard from the Communications Department and Bronwyn Martin, Barin von Foregger and Stephanie Wood from the Marketing/Recruiting Department each received awards. Awards were: — Newsletter, Ellard and Wood, “Paw Prints,” ...

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Renasant promotes Potts to treasurer and executive vice president

Renasant Bank recently promoted Sam Potts to Corporate Treasurer and Executive Vice President. Potts joined Renasant in 2013 after previously working at M&F Bank for 10 years. In addition to his promotion to Treasurer, he will continue his current responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer for the Bank. Potts is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of ...

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Hill joins Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Physicians & Surgeons

Alicea S. Hill, OD, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Eye Physicians & Surgeons, where she provides primary eye care for children and adults. Her special practice interests include comprehensive eye exams and diabetic eye exams, as well as evaluations for dry eye, glaucoma and contact lenses. Hill received her medical degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. She completed ...

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Renasant promotes Adams to senior executive vice president

Renasant recently named Tracey Morant Adams to be Senior Executive Vice President, and Chief Community Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Officer. In her continued capacity with Renasant, Adams will lead external community relations and social responsibility strategies. Adams is responsible for community, economic, and business development for Renasant, especially within the areas of small business and mortgage lending. Prior to ...

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Murrell named Good Middling Recipient at Delta Council Day

Jamie Murrell of Arcola, First Vice-President of Marketing for Planters Bank and Trust Company, has been named the Good Middling Recipient for 2018 at the annual Delta Council Day in Cleveland. Coined after the term “good middling,” the highest grade in quality cotton production, the Good Middling Award recognizes individuals who have sustained significant efforts to promote community and economic ...

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Taylor Machine Works promotes McAdory, Hollenhead

Taylor Machine Works Inc., based in Louisville, recently promoted Paul McAdory to Quality Control Manager. McAdory has been a part of the Taylor team for over 30 years. He worked his way up from the shop floor to the position of Production Supervisor Materials Handling, which he held for the last 22 years. As a result of McAdory’s move, the ...

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HPIC names new CEO

Healthcare Providers Insurance Company & HPIC RRG, sponsored by the Mississippi Hospital Association, has appointed Wendy D. Knight to the position of Chief Executive Officer. In her new position, Knight will also be involved in the management and operations of other insurance-related enterprises. Knight most recently was Vice President of Finance-Corporate Insurance Operations for Novant Health. She holds a B.A. ...

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CPRAM selects Board of Directors

The College of Public Relations Association of Mississippi recently elected its board of directors for 2018-2019. They are, front row, from left: Karen Robertson of East Central Community College, awards chair; Donna Thomas of Itawamba Community College, treasurer; Mary Margaret Busby, APR, of Holmes Community College, past president; Sophie Wolf of Millsaps College, senior institutions representative; and Pam Starling of ...

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