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Norman named chief of Contracting Office

Wendell Norman has been named as chief of the Contracting Office at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Norman began his contracting career at the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1992 as an intern. While there, he worked his way up to deputy district chief of contracting and team leader ...

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Gross named V.P. at Hancock Fabrics

Hancock Fabrics Inc. announced that Stacey Gross has joined the company as vice president, eCommerce. In this role, Gross will be responsible for all aspects of internet store merchandising, marketing and operations, and will report to Jane Aggers, CEO. Gross is a seasoned ecommerce merchant with more than 15 years of  experience. Prior to joining Hancock Fabrics, Gross was the ...

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Renasant shareholders vote on board members

At the annual shareholders meeting of Renasant Corporation, shareholders re-elected five individuals to serve three-year terms as Class 2 directors on its corporate and bank boards. The board members are John M. Creekmore of Amory, Neal A. Holland Jr. of Decatur, Ala., E. Robinson McGraw of Tupelo, Theodore S. Moll of Tupelo and J. Larry Young of Pontotoc. Also at ...

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Williamson named year’s best trainer

Mike Williamson, ATC, PT, was recently presented the Clinical/Industrial/Corporate Athletic Trainer of the Year Award during the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2010 Tim Kerin Memorial Awards Luncheon and Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Panama City Beach, Fla.  Williamson received the award for his positive support and public representation of the athletic training profession through his position as director of ...

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Williamson named year's best trainer

Mike Williamson, ATC, PT, was recently presented the Clinical/Industrial/Corporate Athletic Trainer of the Year Award during the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 2010 Tim Kerin Memorial Awards Luncheon and Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Panama City Beach, Fla.  Williamson received the award for his positive support and public representation of the athletic training profession through his position as director of ...

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Burnham confirmed as state superintendent

The Mississippi Senate has unanimously confirmed Tom Burnham for his second stint as state superintendent of education. The Puckett native has held the $307,000-a-year job since January, and confirmation was a formality. Burnham is a former superintendent of Biloxi schools and served as state superintendent in Mississippi from 1992-1997. He was superintendent of Henderson County schools in North Carolina and ...

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Callicut named Vystar’s CFO

Vystar Corporation of Atlanta has appointed Jack W. Callicutt as its new CFO. Callicutt, a Delta State University alumnus, replaces Linda Hammock, who was Vystar’s acting CFO through its development stage and has now focused her attention on other development stage companies. Callicutt, age 43, has over 20 years of private and public accounting and financial management experience in startup ...

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Callicut named Vystar's CFO

Vystar Corporation of Atlanta has appointed Jack W. Callicutt as its new CFO. Callicutt, a Delta State University alumnus, replaces Linda Hammock, who was Vystar’s acting CFO through its development stage and has now focused her attention on other development stage companies. Callicutt, age 43, has over 20 years of private and public accounting and financial management experience in startup ...

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College makes personnel changes

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Mississippi State University is making several changes as personnel are shifted to take best advantage of their strengths. Melissa Mixon, associate vice president of MSU’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, remains the interim dean of the college, known as CALS. The duties of four people are being changed within the ...

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Buffum elected to national board

Mississippi State University’s director of procurement and contracts is a new member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing board of directors.  Don Buffum recently was elected to represent members in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas Louisiana, and Tennessee. Prior to joining MSU in 2007, Buffum was purchasing director for the State of Mississippi. A University of Washington graduate, he received a ...

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