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MBJ Special Report: Cities learn value of partnering for retail

Mississippi’s mayors and county supervisor chairs relish putting on hardhats and grabbing a shovel for groundbreakings on new retail developments. But to get to that point, communities are learning they must shape partnerships with developers instead of depending on a developer’s determination to walk over hot coals in bare feet to get a project built. Cities and counties have come ...

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USM makes administration changes; Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean

Several administrative changes have taken place in the College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi for the start of the 2014-2015 year. Dr. Bret Becton will serve as the college’s associate dean after Dr. Joe Peyrefitte returned to a faculty position. Becton will be in charge of operations and accreditation for the College of Business. Dr. Mike Wittmann ...

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USM’s Dianne Coleman earns nomination for award

Dianne Coleman, assistant to dean Dr. Michael Forster for recruitment and special projects at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health, was recently nominated for the Mississippi Organ Donor Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donation Advocate Spero Award. The Spero Awards recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners, funeral home directors, coroners, volunteers and donor advocates. Coleman serves as advisor and ...

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USM's Dianne Coleman earns nomination for award

Dianne Coleman, assistant to dean Dr. Michael Forster for recruitment and special projects at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health, was recently nominated for the Mississippi Organ Donor Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donation Advocate Spero Award. The Spero Awards recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners, funeral home directors, coroners, volunteers and donor advocates. Coleman serves as advisor and ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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'Branch rationalization' guiding Hancock, Regions branching strategies

Fresh off of closing more than two dozen branches and selling a handful of others in its five-state market, Hancock Bank is back in the branching business with the opening of  a full service location in West Hattiesburg. The 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove branch at 12 Newtowne Loop is among several branches and financial centers the $20 billion Gulfport-based Hancock has ...

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Green Bay Converting locating operations, 300 jobs in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG — Officials from Green Bay Converting, converter of sanitary towel and tissue products, announced today the company is expanding its operations into Mississippi with a facility in Hattiesburg. The project represents a corporate investment of $48 million and will create 300 new jobs. “We are excited about the continued growth of our business and believe Hattiesburg to be the perfect ...

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HEALING TATTOO — Hattiesburg Clinic offers first-of-its-kind service

Until about a month ago, Mississippians looking to get a medical tattoo to cover a scar from a medical procedure or accident had but one option — a tattoo parlor. Now, however, they have another choice — Hattiesburg Clinic. “We found that many of our clients are uncomfortable going to a tattoo parlor,” said Richard Pecunia, MD, FACS, a provider ...

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USM's Elena Azadbakht receives honor

Elena Azadbakht, a reference librarian for health sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the 2014 EBSCO American Library Association (ALA) Conference Sponsorship. The award provides up to $1,000 in reimbursements for expenses to attend the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas June 26-July 1. Azadbakht is one of seven librarians to receive this sponsorship. At the conference, ...

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USM’s Elena Azadbakht receives honor

Elena Azadbakht, a reference librarian for health sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, recently received the 2014 EBSCO American Library Association (ALA) Conference Sponsorship. The award provides up to $1,000 in reimbursements for expenses to attend the 2014 ALA Conference in Las Vegas June 26-July 1. Azadbakht is one of seven librarians to receive this sponsorship. At the conference, ...

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