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New faculty gets oriented at Southern Miss

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast recently held its faculty orientation for eight new faculty members who will be teaching at the university’s Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. New faculty members are: Catherine Tibbs, visiting instructor for English; Dr. Rachel Luther, assistant professor for curriculum, instruction and special education; Dr. Elizabeth Turner, assistant professor of accountancy; Donna Swilley, ...

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John Palmer and Martha Hutson receive MGA awards; Geography takes center stage

A mbassador John Palmer is the inaugural recipient of the Geographic Visionary Award from the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. The award is meant to honor a Mississippi business or civic leader who recognizes the importance of global understanding and awareness for Mississipians and promotes understanding about Mississippi in other parts of the world. In his remarks at the awards luncheon, Ambassador ...

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BOOK BIZ — Burdened with secrets, a family struggles to rebuild a home in 22 Britannia Road

This work of fiction is an astonishing first novel that chronicles a family’s struggle to create a home in the aftermath of World War II. It’s a good read and according to some reviewers is earning comparisons to Sophie’s Choice and Sarah’s Key. I don’t put it in the league with those two outstanding novels, but it tells a compelling ...

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Gary May and Heather Graves join staff at MC School of Law

Mississippi College School of Law recently announced the hire of new staff. Gary May has been named director of finance and administration. May has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mississippi College. He was retired from the Mississippi Department of Education after 28 years of service as the bureau director in the Office of Child Nutrition. Heather Graves has ...

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Merger of CPA firms on track for October — Leaders expect a smooth transition under the new name of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts

The merger preparations between Jackson CPA firms Haddox Reid Burkes & Calhoun and Eubank Betts Hirn Wood is on schedule to be finalized by late October, officials with both firms said. Paul Calhoun, who will be the managing partner of the blended firm, doesn’t expect to skip a beat when they begin operating under the new name Haddox Reid Eubank ...

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One year old and growing — Appellate Practice Section seeks to increase advocacy in state’s appellate courts

Just one year old, the Appellate Practice Section of the Mississippi Bar Association has approximately 100 members and is running smoothly. It was started to increase the level of advocacy in the state’s appellate courts. These court decisions affect all Mississippians – decisions regarding business issues, family law, custodial matters and capital punishment. “In Mississippi, as in every jurisdiction, appellate ...

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HARDWICK: What to do about abandoned, rundown properties in your town

By Phil Hardwick Abandoned, rundown properties are a challenge to neighbors, the local government and the community at large. Dealing with them is a complicated issue, but there are strategies that can be employed to deal with the situation. Detroit’s current housing situation is certainly the poster city for urban blight. A picture of an overgrown lot with a burned-out ...

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Electric power associations ask Mississippi PSC to reconsider efficiency rules

An electric power association and a trade organization have asked the Mississippi Public Service Commission to reconsider the energy efficiency rules regulators adopted in July. South Mississippi Electric Power Association and the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi said in documents filed with the commission that state law may render the efficiency rules inapplicable to electric power associations. Specifically, the motion ...

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