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Coast businessman named Hancock Holding chairman

Veteran Gulf Coast business and civic leader James B. “Jim” Estabrook Jr. will assume responsibilities as chairman of the board of Hancock Holding Company (NASDAQ: HBHC), one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies and corporate parent of 110-year-old Hancock Bank. Estabrook became Hancock Holding Company chairman July 6 as former Hancock chairman and retired chief executive officer George A. Schloegel ...

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Care+ welcomes new physician

Marty Webber, M.D., has joined the clinic’s staff.  Webber has more than 30 years of experience in family medicine and has been recognized by “Best Doctors of America.”  Webber is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.  He is a fellow of the American ...

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Stone and Reppeto pass LEED AP exams

Adam Stone and Lisa Reppeto of Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis, P.A., recently passed the LEED AP exam to become LEED Accredited Professionals. The guidelines to become a LEED AP were changed as of July 1 making accreditation much more difficult. The U.S. Green Building Council is effectively limiting the number of professionals who receive the accreditation and placing significantly ...

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Norton gains presidency at Bryan Nelson

Richard D. “Rick” Norton has assumed Bryan Nelson, P. A., Attorneys at Law’s presidency position starting.  As the managing partner of the firm. In practice with Bryan Nelson since 1990, Norton currently serves as Lamar County School Board attorney and serves as a member of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association.

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Taylor passes Architect Registration Exam

Rachael Taylor of Eley Guild Hardy Architects recently passed the Architect Registration Exam and is now a licensed architect in the State of Mississippi. With the licensure of Taylor, Eley Guild Hardy Architects now has 18 licensed architects. A native of Dresden, Tenn., Taylor graduated from the Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2002. Taylor has ...

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Starkville attorney made Special Master

Lee Ann Turner, Starkville attorney, has been appointed as special master in Chancery Court for Oktibbeha County.  Turner will preside over civil commitment proceedings with a cross appointment, along with Starkville attorney Paula Drungole, as Youth Court referee for Oktibbeha County.  Turner was appointed to the positions by the 14th District Chancery Court to replace retiring Judge William D. Eshee ...

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Wise Carter welcomes new associate

Tammy C. Brown has joined Wise Carter as an associate in the Jackson office.  She received her B.S.N. from the University of Alabama in 1991, and her law degree from the Southern University Law Center (magna cum laude) in 2004.  She is licensed to practice in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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MSU student helps FBI identify medical clinic threat

A Mississippi State University computer science major’s cooperation with the FBI is leading to the arrest of a Texan accused of planning a major computer “hack” of a Dallas medical facility. Wesley McGrew of Collinsville, a computer science doctoral student at the university, turned over his research about a potential hack to an FBI agent in Jackson.  The agent passed ...

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MCSOL welcomes new employee

Sarah Smith has recently been hired as the faculty assistant for the Mississippi College School of Law’s appellate advocacy program. Smith holds a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining the law school staff, Smith served as deputy purchasing clerk for Lafayette County.

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Daily Corinthian publisher elected president of MPA and MPS

Reece Terry, publisher of the Daily Corinthian, was elected president of the Mississippi Press Association and Mississippi Press Services for 2009-2010 during the organization’s 143rd Annual Convention in Biloxi. Terry accepted the gavel from outgoing president Randy Ponder, publisher of the Sea Coast Echo, who becomes immediate past president and chairman of the MPA Education Foundation. Terry, who first joined ...

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