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Community college getting federal funds to help county recover from tornado

DECATUR — The U.S. Labor Department is giving Mississippi’s East Central Community College $2.5 million to help Winston County recover from the April 28 tornado. The money will go to help improve worker training and support businesses in the area’s manufacturing sector. Several factories were damaged or destroyed by the storm. East Central, based in Decatur, will create the Winston ...

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Virgie Thames honored by Mississippi Small Business Development Center

Virgie Thames of Decatur is being honored for her exemplary work as administrative assistant for the Mississippi Small Business Development Center at East Central Community College in Decatur. Thames is the 2013 recipient of the MSBDC State Star Award. Thames earned an associate’s degree from ECCC in December 2003. She is also a 1991 graduate of Moore Business College, previously ...

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Tony Dungy to visit East Central Community College campus

Former Indianapolis Colts head football coach and NFL analyst Tony Dungy will make an upcoming visit to the campus of East Central Community College at an event promoting the school’s football program. According to a news release, ECCC Warriors first-year head coach Ken Karcher is a longtime friend and associate of Dungy. Dungy retired from coaching in 2008. He achieved ...

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Bank welcomes Harrell

Renae Harrell has joined Community Bank as business development officer for the Forest office. Harrell was most previously with The Middleton Group out of Hollister, Mo., as traveling sales representative for industrial safety supply products as well as mechanical equipment for poultry processing facilities. Harrell is a graduate of Lake High School and attended East Central Community College. She resides ...

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Jenkins appointed director

Jennifer Jenkins, LPN, has been appointed community relations director at Emeritus at Ridgeland Pointe. Jenkins previously served as the resident care director at Ridgeland Pointe. She received her license in practical nursing from East Central Community College, and is a lifelong resident of Carthage.

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Lucas joins Starkville clinic

Dr. V. Al Lucas II has joined the team at the Eye & Laser Center of Starkville. Lucas is a therapeutic certified optometrist who provides vision examinations, corrective spectacles and contact lenses and therapeutic eye care for various ocular conditions. A native of Newton, Lucas graduated from East Central Community College and attended the University of Mississippi. He completed his ...

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Community elevates Renfroe

Daniel Renfroe has been promoted to senior vice president of finance for Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Community Bank. He has been with Community Bank for the past nine years. Through his career with the bank he has held the titles of accounting officer and vice president of finance. Renfroe is a graduate of the University of Southern ...

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Lindsey makes senior VP

Community Bancshares Inc. has promoted Cindy Lindsey to senior vice president of human resources for Community Bancshares, the holding company for Community Bank. She has been with Community Bank for the last 39 years. Throughout her career with the bank she has formally held the titles of bookkeeper, teller, loan assistant, administrative assistant to the executive vice president, executive assistant ...

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