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Southern AgCredit hires office assistant in Greenville

Southern AgCredit, a rural lending cooperative, recently hired Jenna Peyton as office administrator in its Greenville office. Peyton, who holds a BBA from Middle Tennessee State University, has been a stay-at-home mom for the past four years. Previously, she was the program coordinator of a senior outpatient program for Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital. Originally from Dyersburg, Tenn., Peyton has lived in ...

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ACEC/MS, installs new 2018-2019 officers

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Mississippi (ACEC/MS) has installed their new officers for 2018-2019. Their new president, Allen Scott, is with Engineering Service in Rich-land. He is a 1979 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and later obtained a Master of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, also from ...

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First C3 Jr. coding challenge for elementary school students

C Spire teamed up with the Mississippi Children’s Museum to offer the first statewide coding challenge involving elementary school-age children as part of a company-wide initiative designed to encourage and inspire students to pursue an academic degree or career in IT and computer science. The half-day C3 Jr. program that was Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in ...

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New associates join Forman Watkins & Krutz

Forman Watkins & Krutz announced the additions of Taylor Herring White and Margaret McLaughlin to the Firm. Taylor Herring White joins as an associate in our Jackson office. She is a recent summa cum laude graduate from Mississippi College School of Law where she served on both the Law Review Executive Board and the Moot Court Executive board. Taylor received ...

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. names Edith Kelly-Green to Board of Directors

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that Edith Kelly-Green was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 20, 2018. She will serve as a Class B director until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2019 and will, if re-elected at that meeting, serve for a term expiring in 2021. Kelly-Green is a partner in The KGR Group, whose primary interests ...

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Brown & Brown welcomes Carter as insurance & risk advisor

Jennifer Carter Brown & Brown Gulf States of Gulfport, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., recently announced the addition of Jennifer G. Carter, Insurance & Risk Advisor, to the Commercial Lines Department team. Carter, a resident of Madison, has 34 years of experience in insurance industry from areas of marketing, account management, underwriting, information technology, risk management, and education. ...

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Pafford Medical Services special response teams deployed for Hurricane Florence

On Tuesday, September 11, Pafford EMS Special Response Teams initiated deployment to Spartanburg, North Carolina. They are currently staging in Spartanburg for assignments related to Hurricane Florence disaster relief. The company was notified to deploy at approximately 5:00 PM on Tuesday. Within three hours of notification by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), 13 company ambulances, two wheelchair vans, and ...

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Alcorn ranked sixth on College Consensus’ Best Colleges and Universities in Mississippi for 2018 list

Alcorn State University was again the highest ranked Mississippi HBCU and placed sixth on College Consensus’ Best Colleges and Universities in Mississippi 2018 list. To identify the Best Colleges in Mississippi for 2018, College Consensus averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a ...

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Merit Health Rankin Names CEO, CFO

Mitchell Cox Heather Sistrunk Heather Sistrunk, MHSA, BSN, RN, was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Rankin, and Mitchell Cox has been named Chief Financial Officer. Sistrunk has over 20 years of health care experience in the Jackson market. For the past 18 months, Sistrunk has served as Chief Administrative Officer for both Merit Health Rankin and Merit ...

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Head is new chorusmaster for Opera

Andrew Head The Mississippi Opera recently announced that its new chorusmaster for the 2018-2019 season is Andrew Head. Head has appeared in operatic roles in The Crucible, Rigoletto,Susannah, Les Troyens), Abu Hassan, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen, Werther, and others. He has performed in New York, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Since 2016, ...

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