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Long named assistant vice president, loan processing at Community Bank

Shea Long has recently been named assistant vice president, loan processing at Community Bank. A native of Pearl, Mississippi, Long recently served as Loan Document Officer and has been in banking for twelve years. In her new role, Long will supervise loan processing, loan review personnel, train new employees, handle system maintenance upgrades, and manage day to day operations for ...

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Waggoner Engineering team grows

Waggoner Engineering, Inc., a full-service economic development, program management and engineering firm, recently added four new employees to its team; Eric Jefferson, Zoffee Dahmash, Thomas Mayfield and Karen Sites. Jefferson is a senior planner, responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, creating transportation plans, environmental reviews and assessment reports. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the ...

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15th Annual Salute to Delta Honor Graduates held in conjunction with Delta Council Day

Delta Council held its 15th Annual Salute to Delta Honor Graduates Event during the 83rd Annual Meeting of the regional organization at Delta State University. Alcorn State University President and incoming Commissioner of Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), Dr. Alfred Rankins, Jr., was the keynote speaker, and State Senator Briggs Hopson of Vicksburg, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee ...

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Carroll named member of American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jackson Healthcare for Women recently announced that Dr. C. Shannon Carroll in will serve as the newest member of the American Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery. Carroll also currently serves as director of minimally invasive surgery at Merit Health Woman’s Hospital and is presiding chair and a nine-year officer for the Mississippi Section for the American College of Obstetrics and ...

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Waste Management named one of Military Times’ 100 Best for Vets: Employers 2018

Waste Management has made the Military Times’ Best for Vets Employers 2018 rankings for the ninth year in a row. Waste Management maintains a network of veteran employment outreach partners to communicate openings and events, attending over 100 veteran job fairs in the U.S. and Canada each year. In 2017, 8.6 percent (over 1,000) of all the company’s U.S. hires ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine earns reaccreditation

Hattiesburg Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine has received reaccreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Center for Sleep Medicine is a full service sleep center that specializes in clinical evaluation and follow-up of sleep related problems. To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the ...

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Former Legislative Director Upchurch is new chief of staff at Secretary of State’s Office

Nathan Upchurch, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s long-time Legislative Director, recently assumed the Agency’s Chief of Staff role. A native of Kosciusko, Upchurch earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Mississippi State University. Since 2013, Upchurch has been the Secretary of State’s Legislative Director. Among other responsibilities, Upchurch developed the policy and legislative agenda for the Agency, assisted in ...

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United Way of the Capitol Area names new president and CEO

United Way of the Capital Area (UWCA) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ira E. Murray as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective July 2, 2018. He is replacing Carol Burger, who is retiring after 34 years of outstanding service to the organization. Ira brings to this position nearly a decade of United Way ...

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Three promoted at Trustmark

Trustmark is pleased to announce the promotions of Adam Hargett to First Vice President, Tyler Fears to Risk Officer and Meredith Davis to Credit Officer at its corporate headquarters in Jackson. Hargett previously served as Credit Officer and has 11 years of banking experience. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. Fears previously served as Risk ...

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Shopping Center Group announces new leadership for Mississippi

The Shopping Center Group recently appointed Ray Jones as Operating Partner for its Alabama, Mississippi and Florida panhandle region. Jones replaces fellow broker Gary Pharo who is stepping down from this role after serving for 13 years. Jones will oversee business development to identify new growth avenues for The Shopping Center Group’s tenant brokerage and landlord divisions that include management ...

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