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Northrop Grumman expanding, adding 40 jobs in Iuka

Aerospace and defense leader Northrop Grumman Corp. is expanding in Iuka, investing $8.3 million and creating 40 jobs immediately. Northrop Grumman has more than 200 employees at its 320,000-square-foot Iuka facility producing large composite aerospace structures for its Antares, Pegasus and Minotaur launch vehicles and United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles. Among other work, the company ...

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Mississippi Mecca owners look to ‘raise the bar’

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • Nathan and Chelsea Chapman have been in the fitness industry for years on a personal level, and they’d always had dreams of opening their own business. Last August, their dream came true, as the couple opened Mississippi Mecca on South Green Street in one of the historic brick warehouses that once was home ...

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Old Town Steakhouse to open in downtown Saltillo

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal SALTILLO – A familiar spot downtown will be home to Old Town Steakhouse and Eatery, which is set to open later this month. Robby and Sonya Witcher have done some renovations and added their personal touch to the restaurant, which most recently was home to Kinfolks. Opening a restaurant isn’t new for Robby Witcher, ...

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Mississippi could get piece of $20B rural broadband fund

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Some 231,000 rural locations Mississippi could dip into a $20 billion pot for broadband access. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced this week initial estimates of how many homes and businesses in each state could benefit from Phase I of the $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. A total of about 6 million ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Vanessa Duncombe, MD, in the practice of Family Medicine, in association with Nyron Marshall, MD, at Memorial Internal Medicine – Acadian Plaza, 12261 Highway 49 N., Suite 11, Gulfport. Duncombe received her medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. She completed her residency in family medicine at University of Arkansas ...

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Delta Regional Medical Center welcomes new executive director

Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) announced and welcomed Stephanie Patton to the DRMC leadership team. Patton will serve as Executive Director, Health System Development. Patton comes to Delta Regional Medical Center with health care and communication experience as well as managerial and entrepreneurial skills. As Executive Director, Health System Development, she will be working with Delta-wide community leadership including area ...

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Merit Health Wesley welcomes three cardiology providers

Merit Health Wesley welcomes Karl Duncan, M.D., FSCAI, Kurt Duncan, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, and Alicia Pace, NP, to the cardiology department. Merit Health Wesley welcomes Dr. Karl Duncan who joins us from Jackson, TN, where he dedicated his talents since 2015 to the Mid-South Heart Center and has been treating heart patients since 2006. He is a member of the ...

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Jones Walker elects 12 new partners

Jones Walker LLP has announced that the firm has elected 12 new partners. The new partners include former special counsel attorneys Brad Davis, Cindy Muller, Jim Noe, Jim Rebarchak, Clint Smith, and Ann Taylor, and former associates Amy Anderson, Sarah Dicharry, Micah Fincher, Andrew Harris, Adam Matasar, and Ford Wogan. Brad Davis is a member of the Corporate Practice Group ...

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Cleveland State Bank celebrates 10th anniversary

Cleveland State Bank celebrated its 10th anniversary of opening a full-service branch in Grenada. This celebration culminated with the unveiling of a new marquee officially renaming the Grenada branch to Grenada State Bank. Danny Whalen, President and CEO of Cleveland State Bank noted that the Grenada branch has been a fruitful and beneficial one for the bank and its customers ...

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BECC promoted Burford

BECC has announced the promotion of Martin Burford, P.E. as its President. He will assume responsibilities on January 10, 2020. Lisa Morrison, the firm’s founder, will remain Chief Executive Officer of the firm. Marty’s appointment is a clear reflection of the company’s current direction: moving forward and ready to take on the future as a growing company that has established ...

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