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Johnson joins Hattiesburg Clinic

John A. Johnson III, M.D., is joining  Hattiesburg Clinic’s Department of Surgery.  Johnson received his medical degree from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson.  He completed an internship in general surgery at the National Naval Medical Center, National Capitol Region, in Bethesda, Md.  He completed his residency in general surgery at University of Mississippi Medical Center. Johnson is ...

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Peeples relieves IQH physician quality award

Dr. Samuel H. Peeples of Jackson has been named the 2009 Derrick Physician Quality Award recipient by Information & Quality Healthcare (IQH). James S. McIlwain, IQH president, pointed out that Peeples’ service to the quality organization is reflected by the fact that he was on the board of directors when the physician quality award was initiated in 1993 in memory ...

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Russo named chief with ERDC

  Edmond Russo Jr., has been named chief of the Ecosystems Evaluation and Engineering Division in the Environmental Laboratory (EL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. In this position Russo, a 17-year veteran of the Corps of Engineers, will manage the division in workforce development to support high priority research, development, testing and evaluation missions for ...

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Chopin, Smith promoted at BankPlus

  Kristi Chopin and Mikki Smith have both been promoted with BankPlus. Chopin was recently promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager in BankPlus’ Southaven-Airways office.   A native of Columbus, Chopin holds a bachelor of business administration degree and masters in business administration from the University of Mississippi.    Chopin and her husband, Brian, attend St. Mary’s Catholic ...

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Ford appointed to Co-Lin staff

  Carol Ford of Hazlehurst has been appointed chairperson for the Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Prior to joining the Co-Lin staff in 2000, she was a math instructor at Copiah Academy for 12 years and also taught at St. Andrews Episcopal School and in the Lincoln County, Hazlehurst and Warren County school districts.  Ford received ...

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Graham named executive with Regions

  Jan B. Graham has been named CRE sales performance executive for Regions Bank. She is responsible for developing and implementing sales initiatives, monitoring CRE incentive plans and creating and monitoring staffing models. Graham has been with Regions since 1976, and has held numerous positions with the bank, including branch manager, student loan manager, CRE relationship manager, CRE sales manager ...

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Snyder and Bryant represent PRAM with donation to Goodwill

Leah Snyder, Public Relations Association of Mississippi (PRAM) Mississippi Beach Chapter community service chair, and Melissa Bryant, PRAM president, presented Jim Collins, director of marketing and community relations for Goodwill Industries of South Mississippi, with a donation at PRAM’s June meeting. PRAM Beach Chapter members participated in a donation drive during the months of May and June, collecting clothing and ...

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Bynum finalist for McNulty prize

   has been named a finalist for the John P. McNulty prize.  The McNulty prize is an annual $100,000 award, which celebrates extraordinary young leaders making creative, effective and lasting contributions to their communities. Bynum’s work with the Hope Community Credit Union has made an impact in the Delta region, helping thousands of individuals acquire the resources needed to rebuild ...

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Pierce receives SBA leadership award

Dennis Pierce, owner of Dennis Pierce Inc. and PierCon Inc., was honored with the Small Business Leadership Award during the Small Business Leadership Luncheon held on the campus of William Carey University. William Carey University and the Area Development Partnership, which put on the luncheon, presented Pierce with the award.   A lifelong resident of Hattiesburg, Pierce specializes in home ...

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Gillis wins Entergy award

Norman Gillis, local attorney, entrepreneur and economic developer, is a 2009 recipient of the Teamwork Mississippi Community Leadership Award.  Gillis has been a driving force for economic development in Pike County over the past 40 years. As a businessman, he has developed substantial commercial property in the McComb area and assisted in recruiting industry.  He currently has numerous business interests, ...

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