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Cal-Maine exec suffers stroke during commission meeting

NATCHEZ — Fred Adams Jr., founder, former CEO and current chairman of the board of directors of Cal-Maine Foods Inc., suffered a mild stroke while attending the International Egg Commission meeting in National Harbor, Md. “Fred Adams suffered a mild stroke, but he is alert and resting comfortably in a Falls Church, Va., hospital,” said Cal-Maine CEO and president Dolph ...

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Airport Authority wants lawsuits heard separately

TUPELO — The Tupelo Airport Authority has asked that a lawsuit filed against it by two former administrators be separated. Former airport executive director Terry Anderson and former operations manager Reid Dawe together filed a federal suit in January, claiming their rights to free speech were violated by the authority. Anderson was fired in December 2009 after the board said ...

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Slyter named new CEO of Baptist Health Systems

JACKSON — Mark F. Slyter, FACHE, has been named CEO of Baptist Health Systems in Jackson, replacing Kurt W. Metzner, FACHE, who retired August 31. Since 2009, Slyter has served as Baptist Health Systems COO and president for Baptist Medical Center. Before coming to Mississippi, he was the administrator of Baptist Medical Center Beaches (Baptist Health, Jacksonville, Fla.) and administrator ...

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Rogers resigns after 18 years as Parkway president

JACKSON — Steven G. Rogers has resigned as president, CEO and director of Parkway Properties Inc. effective Dec. 31, 2011. Rogers will continue in his current roles until year’s end, and during this period will transition his leadership responsibilities to James R. Heistand, current executive chairman. Heistand will become acting CEO effective January 1, 2012. Rogers said, “It was with ...

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Grand Casino founder to lead Margaritaville

BILOXI — Gaming veteran Thomas Brosig has been named president and CEO of Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino. Karen Sock was announced as general manager and chief operating officer. The announcements were made yesterday. The Margaritaville casino resort is under construction in East Biloxi and is scheduled to open next summer. Brosig was co-founder of Grand Casinos Inc. with Lyle Berman. ...

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TVA delays startup of second nuclear reactor

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — The Tennessee Valley Authority has delayed the startup of its second reactor at the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant from late 2012 to 2013. The change is included in a TVA statement yesterday that announced the Oct. 1 retirement of TVA Nuclear Generation Development and Construction senior vice president Ashok Bhatnagar. The statement said COO Bill McCollum has ...

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Trustmark hires Grafton as independent board chairman

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation, and its subsidiary, Trustmark National Bank, announced that Daniel A. “Dan” Grafton has been elected chairman of the board of directors of Trustmark and the bank. Grafton has been a member of Trustmark’s board since 2007 and of the bank’s board of since 2006. He retired, in 2007, as president of L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace, a ...

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Dahl named to MTR Gaming board of directors

CHESTER, W.V. — MTR Gaming Group Inc. that its board of directors has appointed Jeffrey J. Dahl, president and CEO of the company, as a director to fill a vacancy on the board. Steven Billick, chairman of MTR Gaming, said, “(Dahl’s) performance since becoming CEO earlier this year has been excellent as the company enters 2011, a pivotal period for ...

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Entergy Nuclear announces new management team

JACKSON — The retirement of a national leader in nuclear development is initiating key organizational changes within Entergy Nuclear. Randy Douet, current site vice president at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station near Port Gibson, will move to Entergy Nuclear’s headquarters in Jackson to lead Entergy’s nuclear business development function as nuclear renaissance pioneer Kenneth Hughey steps down. Mike Perito, vice president ...

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Larsen named metro Jackson president of Citizens

JACKSON — Curtis Larsen has joined Citizens National Bank as president of the metro Jackson market and senior relationship banker. Larsen was most recently employed as a vice president and commercial lender for Union Bank and Trust Company in Monticello, Ark. His community involvement in Monticello included service as the team development and fundraising chairman for the Drew County, Ark., ...

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