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Jackson County Utility Authority receives Plant of the Year Award

The Jackson County Utility Authority’s Pascagoula-Moss Point Wastewater Treatment Facility has been awarded the Most Outstanding Wastewater Treatment Facility for 2017 by the Mississippi Water Environment Association. All four of the JCUA’s treatment plants have won the Outstanding Plant of the Year Award. The Gautier Facility in 1999, the Escatawpa Facility in 2010, the West Jackson County Facility in 1996, ...

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Millsaps College names LeAnne Brewer Director of Executive Education

LeAnne Brewer of Madison is the director of executive education at Millsaps College, a newly created role in which she works with the Mississippi business community to develop professional education and training programs that use the expertise of professors in the Else School of Management at Millsaps. Brewer served as executive director of the former Foundation for Public Broadcasting in ...

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Butler Snow Hires Gandy, Egger for Administrative Positions

Patricia C. Gandy has joined Butler Snow as the firm’s first full-time pro bono counsel and Susan Davis Egger the firm’s chief human resources officer. Gandy most recently served as the founding director of the Mission First Legal Aid Office, established by Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First, Inc. With this position, Gandy and her team provided civil ...

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Community Bank promotes Keith to Assistant Vice President

Kirby Keith has recently been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Community Bank of Mississippi. Keith, a native of Decatur, has been with Community Bank for four years. He previously was a loan officer. In his new role, he will continue to manage a loan portfolio as well as oversee daily operations of the Ridgeland office. Keith is a graduate ...

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Alcorn: The Magazine wins Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony

Alcorn State University’s alumni publication, Alcorn: The Magazine, recently won the Best Alumni Publication Award at the 2017 HBCU Awards Ceremony. Alcorn was also nominated in the Best Student Organization, Male Coach of the Year and Female Student of the Year categories. The HBCU Awards, established by Jarrett L. Carter Sr., founding editor of HBCU Digest, celebrates the achievements of ...

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Forrest General Hospital welcomes new group of 3-year residents

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg recently welcomes its fourth class of 3-year residents into the Family Medicine Residency Program. These doctors will practice at the Forrest General Hospital Family Medicine Center located on the first floor of Hattiesburg Clinic and will rotate through departments throughout the 3-year program. Residents have an inpatient service allowing them to admit patients into the ...

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MGCCC named 2017 Great College to Work For

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has been named a 2017 Great College to Work For with an Honor Roll distinction by the Chronicle of Higher Education. MGCCC’s top-rated categories are Compensation and Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Professional/Career Development Programs, Respect and Appreciation, Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship, and Teaching Environment. Through the survey conducted by ModernThink LLC and information compiled from the U.S. ...

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Turner Chosen for ASHA Leadership Program

Dr. Courtney Turner, educational audiologist at The Children’s Center for Communication and Development at The University of Southern Mississippi, was recently selected for the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2017 Leadership Development Program. Each year, ASHA selects 30 professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology who demonstrate leadership potential to participate in the year-long Leadership Development Program. ...

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Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association names new leaders

Stephen Franks has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Automobile Dealers Association (MADA). Franks is the dealer principal of Chevrolet–Buick–GMC in Kosciusko and Crowson Auto World in Louisville. As Chairman, Franks will serve in the highest elected position for the Association. Dwayne Blackmon has been elected Chairman-Elect. Blackmon is the owner of Dwayne Blackmon Chevrolet ...

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Phelps Dunbar Jackson partner Tommy Siler inducted as College of Labor and Employment Lawyers fellow

Tommy Siler, managing partner of Phelps Dunbar’s Jackson office who focuses his practice on labor and employment law, has been elected as a new Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by one’s colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication and excellence. The 22nd installation of ...

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