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Mlsna selected as Swayze Scholar by MBA

Jacob Mlsna, a senior at Mississippi State University, has been selected as the 2020 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the MBA.  Mlsna was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which is given annually to Mississippi’s most outstanding banking and finance student. The Orrin H. ...

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Junkin named loan officer for Community Bank

Cade Junkin has recently been named Loan Officer. A native of Indianola, Mississippi, Junkin recently served as Management Trainee and has been in banking for one year. In his new role, Junkin will focus on managing and growing a portfolio of loans and deposits. Junkin is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor in Accountancy. He is a ...

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‘Slap in the face’: Columbus DA rips AG Lynn Fitch for dropping charges against white officer who killed black man

BY ALEX ROZIER  | MISSISSIPPI TODAY The district attorney in Columbus, a predominantly African American city of about 20,000, called Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s decision last week to dismiss 2015 charges brought after a black man was killed in an officer-involved shooting a “slap in the face.” District Attorney Scott Colom initially transferred the case from his office to the state in 2016 to put ...

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WBA Architecture welcomes Nico Forlenza

The partners of WBA Architecture recently announced the addition of Nico Forlenza as Project Coordinator. Forlenza joins the firm with over five years of experience at firms in Alabama, Tennessee, and Texas, including Stacy Norman, Gresham Smith, and SHM Architects. He is a graduate of Auburn University’s School of Architecture. “We are excited to welcome Nico to our growing team,” ...

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Galloway joins Stone County Economic Development Partnership Chamber Division

Stone County Economic Development Partnership (SCEDP) – Chamber Division, a leader in supporting and developing local businesses, headquartered in Wiggins, recently announced the addition of Shyra Galloway as Chamber Division Administrator. Galloway will be responsible for coordinating and executing small business programs, projects and serve as Chair of the Stone County Chamber Task Force. Galloway will also take lead in ...

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Memorial names Senior Director, Human Resources

Memorial Hospital in Gulfport has named Sandra Vincent, as Senior Director, Human Resources. Vincent joined Memorial in 2017 with more than 20 years’ experience. In her role, as Senior Director, she will provide leadership and direction to the Talent Acquisition, Workforce Readiness, Performance Management and Employee Relations teams. Vincent received her Master’s in Business Administration from WP Carey School of Business from Arizona ...

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Memorial names Pierce and Juzang as vice presidents

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport recently promoted Chas Pierce, MPH, to Vice President, System Development, and Angie Juzang to Vice President of Marketing and Community Relations. In his new role, Pierce will grow Memorial market share by developing relationships with external entities, as well as expanding the telehealth program. He has 14 years of healthcare management experience in revenue cycle, outpatient clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, and operations. Pierce most recently served as Senior Director, System Development. He received his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, and his Master of Public Health, with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration, from the University of Southern Mississippi. Juzang ...

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Downtown boutique hotel to be named Hotel Tupelo, open in December 2021

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The four-story, 80-room boutique hotel to be built in Fairpark in downtown Tupelo has an official name: Hotel Tupelo, and it should be completed by December 2021. The name is a nod to the past, as a Hotel Tupelo once stood downtown. Its Blue Room was where the Community Development Foundation got its ...

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Catfish producers eligible for assistance program

Catfish producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic have the opportunity to provide the U.S. Department of Agriculture information on why they should be eligible for economic assistance through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. Farmers can take two steps to help ensure they are eligible to apply for and receive direct monetary payments once funding is determined. First, producers can submit ...

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Baker Donelson named a Winner of 2nd Annual USA Middle Market M&A Atlas Awards

Baker Donelson was named a winner in the 2nd Annual USA Middle Market Atlas Awards. The awards, presented by the Global M&A Network, recognize the achievements of influential dealmakers and leaders, outstanding firms and the best growth-delivering transactions. Baker Donelson was honored in the “Deal of the Year” category for its work in the acquisition of STR, Inc. by CoStar Group, ...

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