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Magnolia hires Olmi

    Magnolia State Bank welcomes Canda Olmi as senior vice president. Olmi will focus on developing relationships with executives and professionals in the Hattiesburg Market. Olmi, along with president and CEO Marcus Robinson, will open a new branch there later this year.   With more than 24 years experience in banking, Olmi was recently associated with The First, A ...

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Richard elected to NASBE board

Rosetta Richard, a longtime member of the Mississippi State Board of Education, has been elected to the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) board of directors. Richard will begin her one-year term as a director from NASBE’s Southern region in Jan. 2010. Richard, a resident of Biloxi, was first appointed to the state board of education in 1993 ...

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Brown leading AASHTO

  Executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) Larry L. “Butch” Brown has been chosen to lead the nation’s largest association of highway transportation officials. Brown was elected to serve as the 2010 president of AASHTO-the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. He had served as vice president of AASHTO during the previous year. Brown was ...

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Judges, lawyers honored for service

Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Jess H. Dickinson was among four judges and 10 lawyers honored recently during the National Pro Bono Celebration at the Mississippi Bar in Jackson. The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project honored judges who have worked to increase pro bono service to poor people and lawyers who have provided free civil legal service. Other judges honored included former ...

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Museum board of directors set

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council recently named representatives from their respective agencies to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Transportation Museum board of directors. Representing the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority for a two-year term will be T. L. Phillips of Columbus and Martha Segars of Iuka. Phillips currently serves as chairman of the museum board of directors. ...

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Hancock names new V.P.’s

  Hancock Bank has named 11 South Mississippians as new vice presidents. Felicia Augustine (Central Division administration) has managed Hancock Bank’s Central Division operations since May 2006. Originally from Montgomery, Ala., Augustine joined Hancock Bank in 2002 as a teller and has been a branch operations manager. She has 18 years of banking and financial services experience. She lives in ...

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Hancock names new V.P.'s

  Hancock Bank has named 11 South Mississippians as new vice presidents. Felicia Augustine (Central Division administration) has managed Hancock Bank’s Central Division operations since May 2006. Originally from Montgomery, Ala., Augustine joined Hancock Bank in 2002 as a teller and has been a branch operations manager. She has 18 years of banking and financial services experience. She lives in ...

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Hospital recognizes staff's service

  Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with October anniversary dates for their years of service to the hospital. Service Awards are given to employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with five years and every fifth year following. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin. The program is sponsored by Friends of ...

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Hospital recognizes staff’s service

  Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with October anniversary dates for their years of service to the hospital. Service Awards are given to employees in the month of their date of hire, beginning with five years and every fifth year following. Employees receive a Certificate of Appreciation and a Service Award Pin. The program is sponsored by Friends of ...

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Bowley recognized for service

Millsaps associate professor Dr. James E. Bowley is the 2009 recipient of the Humanities Teacher Award by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Bowley holds a doctorate degree from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is an accomplished scholar of Hebrew biblical and extra-biblical literature. He is the author of the widely-used textbook “Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Guided Tour ...

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