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Kirklin replacing Thorn as director of convention center

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Convention Center is getting a new executive director. The Vicksburg Post reports that Annette Kirklin’s hiring was announced Friday by VenuWorks, an Iowa-based company that manages the convention center under a city contract. Kirklin has served as director of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and Center for the past six years. She is scheduled to start ...

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KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Laura Beth Strickland

Name: Laura Beth Strickland Age: 26 Position: Communications Manager Company: Vicksburg Convention & Visitors Bureau Laura Beth Strickland says with pride that she is a Vicksburg girl through and through. Born and raised in the Mississippi River town, Strickland once told her kindergarten class that she wanted to be a police officer so she could have lots of police dogs. ...

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