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Kell sets new service record

Kay Kell is now the longest-serving city manager ever for the City of Pascagoula. Charles Fulghum had held the record at eight years and eight months. Kell surpassed that mark Sept. 22. To commemorate the occasion, her executive management team presented her an engraved clock at their weekly meeting. Many members of the City Council were also there to congratulate ...

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Arnemann named assistant to commissioner

Central District Transportation Commissioner Dick Hall announces the employment of Michael Arnemann as assistant to the commissioner. Arnemann, a native of New Orleans, attended the University of Mississippi and received a degree in banking and finance. After graduation, he went to work in commercial banking in New Orleans, followed by a position with the Mississippi Republican Party as finance director. ...

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Hopkins earns CTR designation

Jena Hopkins, a cancer registrar at Forrest General Hospital’s Cancer Center, recently achieved certification as a certified tumor registrar through the National Cancer Registrars Association. Hopkins, who has been with Forrest General’s Cancer Registry for four years, achieved this certification after completing several classes and passing a rigorous examination.

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StateStreet Group adds Turnipseed

Amy Turnipseed has joined StateStreet Group as commercial real estate manager. She will oversee leasing and management of commercial properties in the company’s portfolio. Turnipseed began her career as a financial consultant at KPMG, LLP.  Since then, she was a regional manager in Jackson for Parkway Properties Inc. After graduating from Millsaps College with a bachelor of business administration in ...

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Foote named ISPA co-chair

Suzie Foote, R.N., coordinator of the Spa at St. Dominic’s, has been chosen to serve as the co-chair of the International SPA Association’s (ISPA’s) 2010 Focus Group. ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. The Spa at St. Dominic’s has been a member of ISPA since 2006. Foote is a certified spa ...

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Crye-Leike Agents get CRS pins

Crye-Leike, Realtor Southaven agents Frances Follis and Annice Kyle received their Mississippi Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Chapter pins at the Quarterly membership Meeting of the Northwest Mississippi Association of Realtors, held Sept. 17. The Certified CRS is a prestigious designation awarded to real estate sales associates. Realtors who receive the CRS designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional ...

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HORNE announces multiple promotions

HORNE LLP, Mississippi’s largest accounting and business advisory firm, recently promoted six employees to manager in its Jackson office: David Ashley, Leigh Taylor, and Mike Edwards in assurance services; David Patton in retirement plan consulting and administration services; Liberty Crawford in tax services; and, Jeff Horner in healthcare services. The firm also recently promoted three employees in its Hattiesburg office: ...

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Hutchins accepts award for company

Key Staff Source of Columbus, was recently named second place for the Best of the Triangle Readers Choice awards by The Commercial Dispatch. Accepting award for Key Staff Source was Leslie Hutchins, the company’s branch manager. Key Staff Source is a full-service staffing agency specializing in temp, temp to hire and direct hire staffing. It has locations in Columbus, Tupelo ...

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Thibaudeau named college director

Giselle Thibaudeau is the new associate director of Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) Shackouls Honors College. An associate professor who continues as director of the university’s Electron Microscope Center, Thibaudeau came to MSU in 1994 after serving as a molecular biology research associate at Princeton University. She replaces Kevin Knudson, who left earlier this year for the University of Florida. Thibaudeau ...

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Thompson to direct UM center

Veteran journalist Patricia Thompson has been named director of the S. Gale Denley Student Media Center at the University of Mississippi. Thompson’s duties include supervising both the editorial and business operations of the center. Her title also includes assistant professor, and she will begin teaching in the spring. After earning her bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, ...

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