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Stanford Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine

Melissa “Missy” M. Stanford, DNP, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine. Stanford received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, where she also received her Doctor of Nursing Practice. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is also a member of ...

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Mississippi native Taylor named chair of pediatrics at UMMC

Dr. Mary Taylor, a University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Medicine alumna and professor of pediatrics, was recently named chair of the Department of Pediatrics. She is the first woman and first UMMC graduate to hold the post. She will be the fourth chair of Pediatrics in the 62-year history of the Medical Center, following founding chair Dr. Blair ...

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Christina Seanor joins Bradley’s Jackson office as Associate

Christina M. Seanor has joined Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP in Jackson as an associate and a member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group. Seanor represents clients regarding commercial property damage and business interruption insurance disputes. She advises on the application of policy language, including choice-of-law, mortgagee, sub-limit and exclusionary provisions. She also has experience with workers’ compensation defense, attorney malpractice, ...

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Deutsch Kerrigan LLP Adds Myles E. Sharp and Robert E. Briggs to the Gulfport Office

Myles E. Sharp and Robert E. Briggs III have joined the firm in the Gulfport office of Deutsch Kerrigan LLP in Gulfport. Sharp represents multiple Fortune 500 clients facing insurance defense litigation. He also has achieved successful outcomes for his clients against claims involving commercial litigation, corporate law, construction law, workers’ compensation, premises liability, Mississippi Torts Claim Act, and contract ...

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Baker Donelson’s Health Law Group Recognized by American Bar Association’s Health Law Section

The Baker Ober Health Law Group has been ranked in the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section’s “Fifth Annual Regional Law Firm Recognition” list. The ABA recognizes, by geographic region, the top 10 health law firms based on Health Law Section membership. Baker Donelson ranked second in both the Southern Region and the Northeastern Region. Earlier this year, the Baker ...

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New Executive Director named at The Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation recently appointed Michel Dixon as Executive Director. Dixon and others started a church in Hattiesburg known as Ekklesia which adopted Hawkins Elementary School as its primary mission. Three years ago he became Executive Director of Extra Table, a non-profit organized by Robert St. John, that connects food deserts and food ...

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JSU’s University Communications wins at 2017 HBCUgrow LEAD Awards

Jackson State University director of social media Spencer McClenty (left) and executive director Maxine R. Greenleaf (right) accepts an award from Me’chelle Degree on behalf of Jackson State University. The school’s Department of University Communications were recently presented with three LEAD Awards for outstanding work in social media advertising, viral profiles of “People of JSU” and the university’s main website. ...

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Arnemann joins Renasant Bank

Natalie Lefoldt Arnemann has recently joined Renasant Bank as Senior Managing Director/SVP in Private Client Services in the Highland Colony Office in Ridgeland. Prior to joining the bank, Arnemann was Vice president with BankPlus in the Private Client department for nine years. Arnemann will be responsible for building relationships and growing the Private Client area within the bank. She attended ...

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