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J. Britt Lighting is honored for excellence by Home Accents Today magazine

Residential and commercial lighting source J. Britt Lighting in Tupelo has been named one of Home Accents Today’s 50 Retail Stars for 2017 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry. The list recognizes independent brick-and-mortar retailers of home accents – including lighting retailers and interior design boutiques – that are creative in their merchandising, have a ...

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Forrest General Hospital recognized for stroke care procedures

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg has received the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Hospitals must achieve 85 percent or ...

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Southern Miss staff members win 12 awards at CPRAM conference

The Office of University Communications, along with staff members from various offices at The University of Southern Mississippi, recently captured 12 awards – including a Grand Award in electronic media – at the annual College Public Relations Association of Mississippi conference. Competition was in the senior division, which includes the state’s four-year public and private universities and colleges. University Communications ...

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Community Banks makes staff changes statewide

Community Bank recently made the following staff changes and promotions: Andy R. Young, a West Tennessee native, has recently been named Senior Vice President in Community Bank’s Southaven office. He has over 17 years of banking experience, most recently as Vice President in the Southaven office. Young is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelor degree in Agriculture Business. In 2016, he completed ...

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Leadership Madison County class graduates

The Leadership Madison County Class of 2017 recently completed its program. Graduates are, alphabetically: Jonathan Ashley, Lightheart Sanders and Assoc.; Kristy Daniels, Regions; Kara Davis, Madison County Schools; Sheila Harkins, The Eye Group; Lindsey Herr, Herr Law Firm; Paul Hopper, Hopper Properties; Jess King, Regions Insurance Group; Dana Marsalis, Mad Genius; Shane McLendon, Shane McLendon Builders; Vickie Miller, Madison County; ...

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Governor appoints District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District Circuit Judge

Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed District Attorney Mark Duncan Eighth Circuit Court District circuit judge. Duncan, who has served as DA for the Eighth District since 2003, will replace Judge Vernon Cotten, who retired May 31. Duncan’s appointment will be effective June 2. Bryant will appoint his replacement as DA for the Eighth District, which covers Scott, Leake, Neshoba and ...

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Robert S. MacKenzie achieves Circle of Success recognition

Robert S. MacKenzie, a CFP, CRPC, Private Wealth Advisor/Certified Financial Planner professional with MacKenzie & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Kosciusko has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and was honored for this achievement at the 2017 Achiever’s Conference in Nashville, Tenn. To earn this achievement, MacKenzie established himself ...

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Polen joins Dale Partners Biloxi Office

Neil Polen, AIA, has moved from the Jackson office to the Biloxi office of Dale Partners Architects. Polen joined Dale Partners in 2014. His portfolio includes Cspire Data Center in Starkville, Wind Creek Montgomery Hotel and BB King’s Blues Club in Montgomery, Ala., CAET Wine Bar in Jackson, Belhaven University Housing in Jackson and signage for the Jackson-Medgar Evers Airport. ...

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Raby named managing counsel at Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

Tianna H. Raby, who joined Entergy Mississippi, Inc. as senior counsel in the legal department in 2014, has been named managing counsel. Prior to joining Entergy, Raby was a partner in the Jackson office of a civil litigation defense firm where she defended clients in a wide spectrum of claims including product liability, personal injury, professional liability, toxic tort and ...

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Roadway Engineer Randy Roberts joins Neel-Schaffer in South Carolina

Randy Roberts, PE, has joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc., and will lead the engineering firm’s South Carolina roadway design efforts, working out of the Columbia, S.C., office. Roberts has 15 years of experience providing design and project management services for state departments of transportation, and municipal, residential, commercial, and institutional clients throughout the Southeast. Roberts is a Registered Professional Engineer in South ...

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