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Brandy Manning joins Peoples Bank, Richland

Brandy Manning Brandy Manning, has joined the bank and will manage the Richland Branch. She will also be involved in Business Development and lending. Manning is a 1996 graduate of Florence High School. She began her banking career with Regions Bank, Brandon, in 1998. Since that time, she has been affiliated with BankPlus and Citizens National Bank, where she was ...

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Great Southern Bank announces promotions

Great Southern Bank announces the promotions of Shawntal Stamper to Vice-President & Marketing officer and Anthony D. Thomas to Assistant Vice-President. Stamper, a native of Decatur, graduated from Newton County High School and earned an Associate in Arts Degree in Business Administration from East Central Community College, Decatur MS. She also plans to attend The Mississippi School of Banking, Oxford, ...

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Keesler Federal names Joanna Calhoun regional manager

Keesler Federal Credit Union has named Joanna Calhoun as Regional Manager of Retail Operations for the Gulfport, Mississippi Market. She will oversee operations for the credit union’s locations in Gulfport as well as Long Beach. Calhoun also will serve as branch manager of the recently opened Keesler Federal location in the historic Hewes Building in downtown Gulfport. The credit union ...

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Mississippi Vision Foundation awards scholarships

The Mississippi Vision Foundation has named four third year optometry students as recipients of the 2018 Helen St. Clair Scholarship. Katie Edwards of Tylertown, Rebecca Gaudet of Hattiesburg, Paul Moreno of Petal, and Kristy Nguyen of D’Iberville are the recipients. All four students plan to practice in Mississippi upon graduation. Moreno is a student at the Southern College of Optometry ...

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Entergy named a national leader in economic development

For the 11th straight year, Site Selection magazine has named Entergy a Top 10 utility in economic development nationally. The accolade is for Entergy’s role in projects that resulted in some $4.25 billion of capital investment and the creation of more than 4,688 jobs in its service territory in 2017. Over the 11 year stretch, Entergy has been directly involved ...

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Visit Ridgeland wins DMO of the Year award

The Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) presented their annual awards for tourism achievement for the year 2017 during activities at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, Miss. on Sept. 23-25, 2018. The awards program recognizes outstanding contributions to the advancement of tourism by members of the 300+-member private sector organization as well as honoring ...

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Monique Davis takes helm of Center for Art & Public Exchange

The Mississippi Museum of Art (MMA) is has announced Monique Davis as the incoming Managing Director of the Museum’s Center for Art & Public Exchange (CAPE). Davis succeeds founding CAPE director Julian Rankin, who will begin his tenure as Director of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on October 15. Davis and Rankin are collaborating ...

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‘Leadership Lafayette’ team recognizes 27 leaders, presents award

Twenty-seven local leaders take their fine-tuned skills into the community after graduating from the Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce’s 30th annual Leadership Lafayette Program on Aug. 23. The eight-month program is centered around enhancing teamwork, generating and executing new ideas and serving the local community. “I’m extremely honored each year to be apart of such a prestigious group of leaders ...

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Lehman-Roberts Co. asphalt plants in Mississippi recognized by National Asphalt Pavement Association

Lehman-Roberts Co., a highway paving, construction and aggregate industry, recently announced two of its plants have earned Diamond Achievement Commendation by the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA). Plant 10 in Byhalia and Plant 7 in Batesville were honored with the Diamond Achievement Commendation for Excellence in Asphalt Plant/Site Operations. The Diamond Achievement Commendation is a nationally recognized and respected program ...

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Officers elected to Mississippi Main Street Board of Director

Ed Garner A new slate of executive officers has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) Board of Directors. The new member and officers were elected at the recent annual awards meeting held in Jackson. Ed Gardner of Entergy Mississippi in Jackson has been elected as the MMSA Board President for 2018-2019. “The Main Street program is essential ...

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