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Maris West and Baker turns 45

Maris West and Baker

Maris West and Baker employees celebrate the firm’s 45th anniversary at La Finestra Restaurant in July. Gerrit Maris, Norman West, Roy Baker and Harry Brown founded the Maris West and Baker advertising firm in 1970.

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EPIC Pharmacies appoints Jay Romero as CEO

EPIC Pharmacies Inc. of Cockeysville, Maryland, has appointed Jay Romero, R.Ph., as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2015. Romero has had a long and successful career in independent pharmacy. He has been an independent pharmacy owner for more than 10 years and a practicing pharmacist for more than 20 years. Romero currently serves on the EPIC Pharmacies board of directors and ...

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Terri J. Bickham joins Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis

Terri J. Bickham, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis as a nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing through the University of Southern Mississippi and her master of science in nursing from Mississippi University for Women. As a Hattiesburg Clinic Dialysis provider, Bickham will be providing services at Hattiesburg, Bay Springs, Collins, Columbia, Laurel, Pachuta, Picayune, Richton, ...

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Ramey Agency welcomes Amy Mardis and Tania Romano

The Ramey Agency recently welcomed Amy Mardis as senior account executive and Tania Romano as associate digital art director. Mardis is a native of Kosciusko, and attended Mississippi State University where she double-majored in political science and communication. She has over 10 years of marketing experience. Mardis previously worked at Ramey before moving to Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, she worked ...

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USM alumni association installs new board members

The Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has installed its executive committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year, welcoming six appointed board members, who will serve a three-year term. New board members include Ember Ahua of Hattiesburg, Vicki Adkison of Moss Point, Mary Dayne Gregg of Hattiesburg, Lance LeFan of Hattiesburg, David Leiva of Hattiesburg, J. R. Robinson of Hattiesburg and Gene Smith ...

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Stennis Space Center honors workers

The NASA Honor Awards have been presented. In addition to presenting awards, Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana, received NASA’s Equal Employment Opportunity Medal for outstanding leadership qualities in promoting diversity and inclusion at Stennis. Three Stennis employees received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. The recipients are: Beth Bradley of Slidell, Louisiana, chief of the Center ...

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists' Ross Ward recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Ross Ward, a Southern Bone and Joint Specialists board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ward practiced in Laurel for 11 years before joining SBJ. He continues to see patients in SBJ’s Laurel location as well as SBJ’s Hattiesburg location. Ward received his bachelor’s degree from Delta State University. He received his medical ...

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Southern Bone and Joint Specialists’ Ross Ward recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Ross Ward, a Southern Bone and Joint Specialists board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, was recently recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Ward practiced in Laurel for 11 years before joining SBJ. He continues to see patients in SBJ’s Laurel location as well as SBJ’s Hattiesburg location. Ward received his bachelor’s degree from Delta State University. He received his medical ...

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Lynn Wolfe joins Neel-Schaffer Inc.

Lynn Wolfe, P.E., has joined Neel-Schaffer Inc. as a senior project manager and will be based in the firm’s McComb office. A native of Oxford, Wolfe spent the last eight-plus years working in construction management for private firms in Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen and Kazakhstan. In 2012, Wolfe was awarded the Meritorious Service Award from U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker for ...

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Edna D. Craddieth named director of patient access at Madison River Oaks Medical Center

Edna D. Craddieth, of Jackson, has been named director of patient access at Madison River Oaks Medical Center. Craddieth has an extensive background in business administration and began her healthcare career when she joined Central Mississippi Medical Center in 1999.  Over the last 15 years she has also worked at Natchez Community Hospital and most recently served as the revenue ...

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