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Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day Awards, honors exceptional personnel service

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony at the district’s headquarters building in Vicksburg, Mississippi, June 25. Employees were recognized with a variety of honorary individual and team awards, and the ceremony was broadcast to the district’s teleworking personnel via YouTube Live in order to maintain safe social distancing measures. “Engineer’s ...

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David Abney joins Northrop Grumman Board of Directors

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced it has elected David Abney to its board of directors. Abney, a Delta State University graduate, is the executive chairman of the UPS board of directors, and served as the chief executive officer of UPS from 2014 until May 2020. “David is an accomplished and respected business leader and is a great addition to ...

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Sycamore Bank names Michael Webb President and Chief Operating Officer

The Board of Directors of Sycamore Bank in Senatobia has announced the addition of Mike Webb as President and Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors Member. Mike Webb joins Sycamore Bank with more than 33 years of banking experience. He was recognized as Mississippi’s youngest bank CEO in 2000, and most recently as CEO of North Community Bank of ...

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University coaches and administrators lobby for flag change

Forty-six coaches and athletic directors from across the state traveled to Jackson on Thursday to lobby for the changing of the state flag. All eight of Mississippi’s public universities were represented at a press conference. That includes Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, Delta State, Alcorn State, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley State and the Mississippi University of Women. The reason ...

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Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for June

ICU nurse Jessica Parsons has been recognized as Forrest General’s June recipient of the DAISY Award. The award is presented monthly to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community. It was a love for science and how it can be applied to the body to help ...

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Kiffin, Leach and other coaches to rally today at the Capitol

As the clock ticks toward the end of day Friday, head coaches and athletic directors from all eight public universities will rally at the Capitol this morning for a new state flag. All of this as Wednesday was a monumental day in terms of a change in thinking among the top leaders of the state of Mississippi Mississippi Republican Gov. ...

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MSU stargazers Tanner, Geneser part of new planet discovery

A Mississippi State physics and astronomy faculty member and graduate student are among authors of a paper published in the journal Nature today [June 24] announcing their discovery of a new planet orbiting a nearby star 31.9 light-years away. The discovery positions astronomers to increase their understanding of how stars and planets form and evolve. A research team that includes MSU Associate Professor ...

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McPhail promoted to Vice President at Community Bank

Michael McPhail has recently been promoted to Vice President for Community Bank. A native of Yazoo City, McPhail recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for four years. In his new role, McPhail will continue to manage a portfolio, focusing on growing loans and deposits in the Hattiesburg market. McPhail is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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Vicksburg District to open Muddy Bayou Control Structure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District notified local authorities and emergency management personnel of the need to open the gates of the Muddy Bayou Control Structure, located 13 miles northwest of Vicksburg in the Yazoo River Basin, within the next four-to-five days. Once conditions allow, the gates at Muddy Bayou will be operated to begin a controlled fall ...

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Top CEO: ‘People will boycott Mississippi products’ if lawmakers put state flag on ballot

BY ADAM GANUCHEAU  | Mississippi Today The CEO of one of the state’s largest companies told Mississippi Today on Tuesday that he fears sustained national boycotts of Mississippi businesses if lawmakers let voters decide the fate of the state flag, which contains the Confederate battle emblem. Joe Frank Sanderson, the 73-year-old CEO and board chairman of Laurel-based Sanderson Farms, said lawmakers’ deliberations of ...

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