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GodwinGroup promotes five

GodwinGroup recently promoted five employees in its Jackson office. Peggy Heckler was promoted to senior vice president, group creative director. During her eight years of employment at GodwinGroup, Heckler has served the agency as associate creative director, senior copy writer and copy director. A resident of Yazoo City, Heckler is a past board member of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center, ...

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Hospital announces promotions, addition

J. Allen Tyra, CEO of Crossgates River Oaks Hospital recently announced the promotions of Reed Hammond to associate administrator, Carrie Mitchell to director of resource management and Missy Odom to director of marketing. Hammond will be responsible for the management of daily operations, leading the hospitals efforts in promoting business growth and development, recruiting new physicians as well as establishing ...

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Wicker named to subcommittee

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) has been named the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Seapower Subcommittee. Wicker said the leadership role would put him in a strong position to influence matters relating to the Navy and Marine Corps, including their shipbuilding needs and priorities. Wicker noted that this is an especially important assignment considering the Navy’s increased ...

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Dale and Associates adds McBride

Dale and Associates Architects P.A. announces that Kelly McBride has joined the firm’s Biloxi office. McBride brings more than 28 years of diverse project management experience to Dale and Associates. He received his bachelor and master of architecture from the University of Idaho.

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Raines becomes firm shareholder

Marchetti, Robertson and Brickell Insurance and Bonding Agency is pleased to announce the addition of John Raines as a new shareholder.  Raines has 16 years’ experience. He handles commercial property and casualty accounts, while specializing in construction, manufacturing and larger property sectors along with surety bonds.

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Watkins Ludlam welcomes Leyes

Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis is proud to welcome their newest associate, Courtney Leyes. Leyes is a native of Missouri and a 2005 graduate of University of Missouri’s Honors College. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2008. Since that time, Leyes has been working with a Washington, D.C., law firm specializing in ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Fei Xue

Age: 33 Hometown: Zhumadian, China Education: Ph.D, University of Alabama; MA, BA, Huazhong University of Science & Technology Current Position: Assistant professor and graduate coordinator, School of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Southern Mississippi Fei Xue, or “Dr.X” to his students, was born in China and moved to the United States in 2000 to pursue a doctoral degree in ...

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Regions promotes Johnston

Regions Bank is pleased to announce that Kirk Johnston has been named consumer banking officer and manager of the bank’s North State Street branch in Jackson. His responsibilities include the day-to-day oversight of branch operations and ensuring the needs of bank customers are promptly met. Johnston joined the bank in 2006, and since this time has served as a financial ...

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McCallister honored for distinguished service

Bob McCallister, human resources director at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, has received the annual Distinguished Service Award from the Mississippi Hospital Association (MHA) Society for Human Resource Administration. McCallister came to Baptist Golden Triangle as HR director in 2002 after serving in that position with Baptist Memorial Health Care in Arkansas and Tennessee. He is a member of the Golden ...

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Young, Mansfield named 'Best Lawyers'

Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC, is pleased to announce that two attorneys have been selected as Best Lawyers in America for 2010. R. James (Jimmy) Young was recognized for his outstanding work in the practice area of trusts and estates, and Kenna L. Mansfield was selected for his experience and expertise in the specialty of insurance law. Best Lawyers compiles ...

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