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Carothers selected to National Property Management Council

Chamberlan Carothers, CCIM, CPM of SVN | Southgate Realty, LLC was selected as the Chair of the National Property Management Team for SVN® beginning in January. Product council chairs are nominated by SVN Advisors, Managing Directors, the SVN Franchise Advisory Board and SVNIC staff. The Executive Committee of SVNIC is responsible for final selection of the Chair(s) and/or Co-Chair(s). The ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic hires Ahmad Yehva

Ahmad Yehya, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Endocrinology. Yehya provides care for people with endocrine disorders, particularly diabetes and metabolic diseases. He also has special interests in weight management, thyroid biopsy, thyroid cancer and osteoporosis. Yehya received his medical degree from American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Kansas ...

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Bowman assumes role as Cooperative Energy CEO

Cooperative Energy’s Board of Directors in May named Jeff Bowman as president, and the successor to long-time president and CEO Jim Compton, who is now President Emeritus. Bowman, 48, becomes only the fourth CEO in the company’s history. Cooperative Energy is a not-for-profit, Member-owned generation and transmission cooperative that provides electricity to 55 counties throughout western and southern Mississippi. Bowman ...

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Lt. Gov.-Elect Hosemann names two former staffers to transition team

Lieutenant Governor-elect Delbert Hosemann named two former Secretary of State staffers to his transition team. Nathan Upchurch, who most recently served as the Agency’s Chief of Staff, will serve as Transition Director. Leah Rupp Smith, former Director of Communications, will serve as Deputy Transition Director. Hosemann, currently serving as Secretary of State, garnered more than 60 percent of the vote ...

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Another Amazon center to be opened in north Mississippi

Amazon is locating its second Mississippi fulfillment center in north Mississippi. It will create 500 new full-time jobs at the facility in Olive Branch. In December 2018, Amazon announced it was locating a fulfillment center in Marshall County, creating 850 jobs over three years. “Amazon’s decision to locate a second consumer goods fulfillment center in north Mississippi is a tremendous ...

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Presley elected president of national group

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has elected Mississippi Public Service Commission Chairman Brandon Presley as the association’s next president. The election was part of organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas. During his installation speech, he spelled out a yearlong theme: Bridging the Divide, aimed at ensuring that all undeserved communities — including rural areas such as ...

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Timko ‘Proud and Blessed’ for Stennis Space Center experience

Cheryl Timko has a primarily “low-profile” position in NASA’s Stennis Space Center Office of Procurement, but she has a definite front-and-center presence when it comes to promoting cultural diversity and serving as a role model for young students. A native of Romulus, Michigan, Timko grew up in nearby Plymouth. Her earliest space-related memory dates to the Challenger tragedy in 1986, ...

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Anderson Diabetes program named Top Performer

Anderson Diabetes Center’s Denise Roberts, RD, LD, CDE (left) and Terri Patterson, RN, BSN, CDE are recipients of the Top Performance Award from Vizient Southern States Diabetes Management Collaborative. Vizient Southern States is a membership alliance for non-profit health care providers. Anderson Regional Medical Center received a Top Performance Award for its overall score on reductions in patient readmissions, average ...

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NASA Space Flight Awareness Program recognizes Stennis employee Beech

Stennis Space Center employee Mike Beech of Carriere was recognized by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Beech is a manufacturing engineer for Aerojet Rocketdyne at Stennis. He was honored for his outstanding performance in supporting the development, modification, assembly and testing of the RS-25 engine.

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Kinds named vice-president elect for state’s National Organization for Student Success chapter

A Mississippi Valley State University staff member was selected to serve as vice president for a state organization dedicated to ensuring student success. MVSU’s Director of Developmental Studies and Academic Support Larry D. Kinds, Sr. was named vice-president elect for the Mississippi Chapter of the National Organization for Student Success (formerly Mississippi Association for Developmental Education) last week. Kinds was ...

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