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BancorpSouth taps Deborah M. Cannon

by Published: March 27,2015

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BancorpSouth has announced the company’s board of directors has nominated Deborah M. Cannon of Houston, Texas, for election as a director of BancorpSouth at the annual meeting of shareholders scheduled for April 22. Cannon serves as President and CEO of the Houston Zoo, Inc., and is a former executive vice president of Bank of America. […] [...]

Peyton Smith joins SouthGroup

Peyton Smith has recently joined SouthGroup Insurance Services, headquartered in Ridgeland, as an agent and risk adviser.  He assumes responsibility for developing business opportunities in commercial insurance and risk management as well as SouthGroup’s Personal Insurance Private Client Group. Most recently, Smith was president of Insurance Professionals of Mississippi.  Prior to entering the agency side […] [...]

Mike Christensen joins Mississippi State Hospital

Mike Christensen, who has more than 33 years of journalism experience, will handle media relations for the Mississippi State Hospital.  He worked 26 years as a sports writer and copy editor for The Clarion-Ledger  and most recently served as a web editor/writer for Agfax.com, an agriculture information site. Christensen earned a bachelor’s degree in history […] [...]

Charles Webb earns Golden Lamp

Oxford School District business manager Charles Webb has received the 2014 Golden Lamp Award for Mississippi by the Mississippi Association of School Administrators. The award, MASA’s highest honor, is given to a MASA member who has “gone above and beyond” in public education for the children of Mississippi. [...]

MSU grad student Johnny Richwine honored

Jonathan D. “Johnny” Richwine, a Mississippi State graduate student in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is pursuing a master’s degree in agronomy, recently took first-place honors in the Emerging Scientist Competition of the American Forage and Grassland Council. Richwine is a Martin, Tenn., native and University of Tennessee at Martin agribusiness graduate. […] [...]

Mark Barry interns at Waggoner

Mark Barry, EI, is a new engineering intern in the Transportation Department at Waggoner Engineering of  Jackson. Barry will be responsible for assisting with roadway design as well as traffic signalization. Barry most recently served with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, where he analyzed data and road alignment for bridge design. He holds a bachelor’s […] [...]

Tucker gets Mississippi Main Street post

Lori Tucker of Baldwyn, Miss. has been elected the 2015-2016 Manager Representative of the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors. Tucker has served as the Director of the Baldwyn Main Street Chamber since 2008. The MMSA board is made up of a statewide group of business, government and community leaders. Two positions on the […] [...]

Stepan to lead Tenn-Tom group

The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority has hired J. Craig Stepan of Fairhope, Ala., as its administrator. He succeeds Bruce Windham who resigned last year due to illness. Stepan will also serve as president of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Council, the authority’s sister waterway trade association. Before joining the waterway agency, Stepan was President/Owner of Superior […] [...]

The Dan Jones-IHL saga: Is this the story that started it all?

In 2011, the Mississippi Business Journal published a story about Democratic strategist Jere Nash sending an email to Delta Council executive vice president Chip Morgan. In the email, which was included in the court file of James Hahn’s lawsuit against the Delta Health Alliance, Nash discusses ways to bring some combination of public and social embarrassment to former […] [...]

Dan Jones rejects IHL offer, won’t publicly apologize

According to published reports, Dan Jones has rejected a two-year deal from the IHL to return to the University of Mississippi as its chancellor, because the deal would have required him to publicly apologize to the board. In a report by the Clarion Ledger, Jones has reportedly counter-offered that he would accept the two-year offer and […] [...]

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