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LaShonda Miller-Kidd honored for service

Mississippi State Hospital recently honored employees with October anniversary dates for their years of service. LaShonda Miller-Kidd, of the Whitfield community, was recognized for providing 20 years of service to the hospital. Kidd, a native of Louisville, is a psychologist in the hospital’s Psychology Department.

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Hancock Bank to celebrate its 115th year in operation

GULFPORT — At the turn of the 20th century, 19 South Mississippians envisioned a bank committed to helping local people succeed. So, with $10,000 in capital and a business plan built on core values, they opened Hancock Bank. On Oct. 9, Hancock Bank will celebrate 115 years of serving the Coast with festivities in Lighthouse Park at the bank’s downtown ...

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Mississippi Center for Legal Services celebrates 40th anniversary

JACKSON — The Mississippi Center for Legal Services will celebrate its 40th anniversary tomorrow at the Jackson Convention Complex, 105 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson. A reception for honorees will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner and the program will follow at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker for the evening will be Major General Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi. ...

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Great River Road celebration set for 75th anniversary

ST. LOUIS — The Great River Road, a 3,000-mile stretch of highway along the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, is turning 75. The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is gathering tomorrow in St. Louis to celebrate the milestone. A ceremony on the significance, economic and tourism impact of the road is planned at the riverfront stage beneath ...

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BankFirst moves corporate headquarters during 125th anniversary

COLUMBUS — In its 125th year, BankFirst Financial Services has moved its corporate headquarters to Main Street in Columbus. The bank’s operations center will remain in Macon. BankFirst president and CEO Moak Griffin said, “A home base that’s more centralized and accessible to most of our branches enhances our efficiency, enabling us to serve our patrons better.” BankFirst also welcomes ...

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City brings in tourism consultant, gears up for 300th anniversary

NATCHEZ — Tourism consultants will evaluate Natchez in coming months as the city gears up for 300th anniversary celebrations in 2016. Leaders hope the anniversary will boost the city’s tourism industry over a yearlong period, in part by creating new festivals or extending existing ones, reports The Natchez Democrat. Consultant Berkeley Young will examine the city’s convention and visitor bureau, ...

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Nissan Canton gearing up for 10th anniversary in 2013

CANTON — The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2013. The company will commemorate the anniversary with a series of events that highlight the accomplishments of its more than 5,000 employees and underscore its commitment to the Metro Jackson community and Central Mississippi. Dan Bednarzyk , vice president and plant manager at the ...

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Shortline railroad celebrating 90th anniversary this year

MOSS POINT — One of Mississippi’s oldest businesses is celebrating its 90-year anniversary this year. The Mississippi Export Railroad Co., headquartered in Moss Point, was launched in 1922, when the late Gregory Luce purchased and revamped the previously failed business. The railroad dates back to 1894 when it was first built as The Moss Point & Pascagoula Railroad and stretched ...

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HORNE celebrates 50th anniversary with community service

RIDGELAND — HORNE LLP will close the firm’s 12 office locations Oct. 1 and celebrate the firm’s 50th anniversary with a firm-wide day of service. More than 400 team members across the Southeast will serve in their communities to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the firm on Oct. 1. The announcement comes as the firm hits the ...

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Furniture & family

La-Z-Boy South celebrates 50th anniversary   There were a number of factors that played into La-Z-Boy choosing the City of Newton for its first furniture manufacturing plant outside of its home base in Michigan back in 1960. However, perhaps the biggest reason was the company found a good fit in the small, comfortable town and its people. In short, the ...

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