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Watkins Ludlam adds Thomas

Watkins Ludlam Winter & Stennis is pleased to announce that Lindsay Thomas has joined the firm as an associate in the firm’s Jackson office. Thomas received her juris doctor magna cum laude in 2008 from Mississippi College School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review and Moot Court. She also holds a bachelor of arts degree ...

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Coleman now member of law firm

The law firm of Montgomery, McGraw, Collins, O’Cain & Coleman is pleased to announce that Mike Coleman has become a member of the law firm. Prior to joining the firm, Coleman spent 10 years as an attorney in Mississippi where he practiced litigation across the state. Additionally, he holds licenses in Alabama and Tennessee, where he has also handled cases. ...

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MSH recognizes staff for service

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored employees with month 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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Jeff named to lead MTA

The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) board of directors chair Jan Farrington announced that Tony Jeff has been selected as the organization’s new president and CEO. Jeff previously served as vice president and chief operating officer and director of MTA’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship where he coordinated MTA’s efforts to help entrepreneurs bring their innovations successfully to market. He coached ...

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Association elects board members, officers

The Mississippi Self Storage Owners Association has elected new board members and its 2010- officers. The board members and officers are: Kevin Wells (president), The Space Pace, McComb; Dave Gordon (vice president), East Dedeaux Self Storage, Gulfport; Harold Daley (treasurer), AALCO Self Storage, Pass Christian; Rick Ward (secretary), Outback Self Storage, Hattiesburg; Vicki Boutwell, BackYard Self Storage, Brookhaven; Kyle Cook, ...

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Phelps Dunbar adds new partners

Phelps Dunbar, LLP, has elected two attorneys, Taylor S. Carroll and LaToya C. Merritt, to the partnership. Merritt practices in the labor and employment group in the Jackson office. Her practice includes the areas of civil rights and Title VII as well as the age discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Merritt has assisted public and ...

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Stedman named year’s best

Joe W. Stedman, ALC, has been selected as the 2009 Mississippi Land Realtor of the Year by the Mississippi Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute. Criteria for Land Realtor of the Year are based on the individual’s participation in the both state and national chapters and sales production. Stedman has been in the real estate business for over 38 years ...

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Stedman named year's best

Joe W. Stedman, ALC, has been selected as the 2009 Mississippi Land Realtor of the Year by the Mississippi Chapter of the Realtors Land Institute. Criteria for Land Realtor of the Year are based on the individual’s participation in the both state and national chapters and sales production. Stedman has been in the real estate business for over 38 years ...

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Jones, Holland to direct ERDC operations

Randy Jones has been named chief of the Mobility Systems Branch in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Jones, a research civil engineer, began his ERDC career 26 years ago in GSL’s Soil and Rocks Mechanics Division. Jones has a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Mississippi State University ...

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Whitehead selected for Nautilus

Phillip Ray Whitehead, CLU, ChFC, of Brandon has been selected for membership in The Nautilus Group, an exclusive advanced-planning resource for estate conservation and business continuation strategies based in Addison, Texas. Whitehead, who has been an agent with New York Life since 1994, has consistently earned the company’s top awards as well as lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Round ...

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