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77 Baker Donelson attorneys ranked in Chambers USA 2020

11 Jackson Attorneys and Four Mississippi Practices Ranked Eleven attorneys from the Jackson office of Baker Donelson have been ranked as leading practitioners in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA, a highly regarded directory of America’s leading lawyers for business. Chambers USA also ranked four of the Firm’s Mississippi practices as leading practices in the state. Across the Firm, 77 Baker Donelson ...

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Jarrod E. Gant joins Hattiesburg Clinic

Jarrod E. Gant, DNP, FNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Spine Center. Gant provides treatment of neck pain, middle and lower back pain, and radiating arm/leg pain and weakness. He received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, ...

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MSU College of Arts and Sciences appoints inaugural faculty fellows

Mississippi State’s College of Arts and Sciences is announcing the recently created positions of Dean’s Administrative Faculty Fellows and the two faculty members appointed to this role earlier this year. Melanie E. Loehwing, associate professor in the Department of Communication, and Kathy M. Sherman-Morris, professor in the Department of Geosciences, are the inaugural selections named by Dean Rick Travis after ...

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Shearer named Senior Vice President for Loan Review with Community Bank

Bill Shearer has recently been named Senior Vice President, Loan Review. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Shearer recently served as Vice President, Loan Review and has been in banking for fifteen years. In his new role, Shearer will continue in his position with the Internal Loan Review Department, as well as, continue to develop the Current Expected Credit Loss Loan ...

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SBJ names surgery center administrator

     Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A. of Hattiesburg has announced Dixie Norris, RN as its Southern Surgery Center administrator.             Southern Surgery Center provides orthopedic and pain management procedures for the physicians at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists. This facility includes four operating rooms, one procedure room, nine pre-op bays, nine recovery bays, two overnight extended care rooms, and ...

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Plans for Tupelo’s four-story Fairpark building revealed

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal A proposed four-story building in Fairpark – part of the overall Fairpark Towers project launched three years ago – will contain commercial and residential space. An earlier version of this story said the building would be named “The Presley,” but that is no longer the case. Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis said the name ...

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Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for May

A member of the medical profession for 18 years, Brandy Bruce, an RN at Forrest General Hospital, said it was taking care of patients that brought her to radiology after stints in both critical care and surgery. On Thursday, Brandy Bruce, a medical professional for 18 years and an RN at Forrest General Hospital, has been recognized as the hospital’s second ...

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Business and innovation leader named director of MSU Advanced Composites Institute

Christopher Bounds, a polymer scientist with extensive training and experience in business, marketing, leadership and innovation, is the new director of Mississippi State’s Advanced Composites Institute. The unit is part of MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, the nation’s leading academic research institute dedicated exclusively to the advancement of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. Bounds joins MSU from Albemarle Corp., headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., where ...

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Southern AgCredit Promotes Three Associates Within the Co-op

Southern AgCredit recently promoted three employees. Amanda Hudson was promoted to vice president of operations in the Ridgeland administrative office. Hudson holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Agribusiness Management from Mississippi State University. She is also a graduate of the inaugural class of the Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program. Hudson joined Southern AgCredit in 2006 as a loan officer. ...

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George A. Gammon, III joins the Citizens Bank as Metro Jackson President

The Citizens Bank has announced that George A. Gammon, III has joined the bank and will serve as Metro Jackson President. Gammon has 30 years of banking experience and prior to joining the bank he previously served as Regional Executive and Metro Jackson President at State Bank & Trust Company. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the ...

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