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BOOK BIZ — Revisiting the life story of a civil rights pioneer


Reading Anne Moody’s searing autobiography of her time growing up in Wilkinson County, I was struck again and again by her bravery. I’d read the book before, years ago, but felt drawn to it again recently, and found it just as powerful now as ever. Born in poverty and raised by a mother who worked multiple jobs to put food ...

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Hines becomes first black woman on Massachusetts Supreme Court

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick’s nominee to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court was approved on Wednesday, making Geraldine Hines the first black woman to sit on the high court. The Governor’s Council voted 8-0 to approve appeals court judge Hines for a spot on the seven-member court. Patrick had nominated Hines for the post last month. The 66-year-old Hines will ...

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Delta native nominated for Massachusetts Supreme Court

GREENVILLE — Appeals court judge Geraldine Hines, a self-described child of the segregated South with more than 40 years of legal experience in Boston, was nominated Friday by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state’s highest court. If confirmed by the Governor’s Council, Hines, 66, would be the first black woman to serve on the ...

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Butler Snow adds Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston to firm

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC has added Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Walker will be a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Healthcare Group, and Hairston will serve in the Public Finance and Incentives Group. Walker earned his juris doctorate and bachelor’s degree in international studies from the University of ...

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Keeping Our Eye On Kamel King

Age: 33 Entertainment Attorney, Frascogna & Courtney Law Firm You could literally say that Kamel King was born into the entertainment industry. The son of a James Brown promoter, Kamel King grew up behind-the-scenes of the music industry, a business that King calls a “living, breathing and evolving creature.” “Even in my off time, I surround myself with music and music-related ...

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TEC appoints McGee

TEC has appointed Wendy McGee as customer relations representative level 1 at TEC of Jackson Inc. She brings with her over eight years of experience in customer service, which will be a great benefit to TEC. McGee, currently residing in Ridgeland, graduated from Tougaloo College while focusing in the field of computer science and business.  

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PTK welcomes new staff

Phi Theta Kappa has made staff appointments. Leah Chisolm has accepted the position of user support specialist in the Department of Information Technology. She most recently worked as a computer specialist instructor for LTC Inc. Chisolm earned a bachelor of science in business technology education from Mississippi State University. Shea Gibson has been named marketing and sales representative in the ...

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