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DSU faculty wrap up work on book

Delta State University social science and community development faculty (from left) Dr. Jerry Robinson, Dr. Alan Barton, Dr. Paulette Meikle, Dr. John Green and Dr. Albert Nylander III show the fruits of their labor; a newly published textbook titled “Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice and Service Learning.” Robinson served as author and co-editor of the 328-page book. Barton, Miekle-Yaw, ...

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Wood named best on Coast

ERA Stirling Properties recently honored top agents from the residential team. The Residential Division Award Ceremony event was held at Boudreaux’s in Baton Rouge, La. Amy Wood was named Top Agent for 2009 in the Mississippi Gulf Coast office. In addition, she received the ERA Stirling Properties’ Gold Award for adjusted gross commission of $125,000-$174,999.

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Ball promoted at Southern Company

William O. (Billy) Ball has been elected executive vice president and chief transmission officer of Southern Company, effective April 1. Ball will oversee the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of Southern Company’s transmission system, including more than 27,000 miles of transmission lines in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi. He will report to Thomas A. Fanning, the company’s chief operating ...

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PRAM chapter unveils new board

The Public Relations Association of Mississippi-Central Chapter is pleased to announce its 2010 board of directors. They are: president, Kelly Scrivner, Entergy Mississippi Inc.; vice president/programs, Patti Wade, Millsaps College; vice president/membership, Tony Bahou, Mississippi Blood Services, vice president/communications, Pamela Weaver, Office of the Secretary of State; secretary, Meredith Johnson, GodwinGroup; treasurer, Robert Lesley, Atmos Energy Mississippi Division; career development ...

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River Oaks honors staff

River Oaks Hospital and Woman’s Hospital recently honored their most outstanding associates for exemplary job performance in 2009. Each recipient received a beautiful engraved plaque, a check for $500 and a professional photograph to be displayed in the hospital.

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Bise earns national certification

John R. Bise of Bise Business Advisory, LLC, has successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts to ear the Accredited Valuation Analyst designation. Bise Business Advisory is based in Huntsville, Ala. However, Bise was once based in Jackson, and continues to serve clients in Mississippi.

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Khan honored for work on medicinal plants

For more than two decades, Ikhlas Khan, assistant director of the School of Pharmacy’s National Center for Natural Products Research at the University of Mississippi, has studied medicinal plants to better assess the quality and safety of dietary supplements. Khan’s ongoing work was honored March 11 by the American Herbal Products Association with its 2010 Herbal Insight Award for his ...

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Hembree, Twiford make publication

McGlinchey Stafford is pleased to announce that two members in the firm’s Jackson, Miss. office have been recognized by “Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in 2010. G. Dewey Hembree III and H. Hunter Twiford III were both selected for excellence in Commercial Litigation, and are joined in this recognition by 13 of their fellow McGlinchey Stafford attorneys across ...

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Palmer recognized by Mississippi State

David Palmer of Synergetics DCS Inc. recently received the Distinguished Fellows Award, presented by Dr. Royce Bowden, professor and department head for the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Mississippi State University. Palmer received his bachelors of science in mathematics, with a minor in education, from Mississippi College in 1991.  He received his master of science in industrial engineering ...

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Callon co-founder dies at 93

Sim Chase Callon, who with his brother founded what is now Callon Petroleum Co., died at his home in Natchez March 28. He was 93. In the early 1950s, he joined his brother, John S. Callon, to form Callon Oil & Gas Company, which later became Callon Petroleum. Today, the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and ...

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