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Merit Health Wesley recognizes employees of the month

Merit Health Wesley recognized two individuals who were nominated by their peers as Employee of the Month. Toni Loomis, R.T., Radiology Department, was named Clinical Employee of the Month. Loomis has worked at Merit Health Wesley for more than two years. “Toni is a pleasure to work with because she is always willing to help,” says Jennifer Norman, RN, Radiology ...

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Adams and Reese attorneys recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers

Adams and Reese has announced the inclusion of 29 attorneys in the 2019 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), which includes the publication’s “Rising Stars” list. BIRMINGHAM, AL Richard P. Carmody, Bankruptcy: Business Charles C. Pinckney, Banking Stephen A. Rowe, Business Litigation Aaron G. McLeod, Appellate, named to Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”   JACKSON, MS Holmes S. ...

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Analysis: Democrats evaluating Mississippi election losses

Some Mississippi Democrats are second-guessing the party’s strategies after Republicans swept all eight statewide offices in this year’s general election. The two Democrats at the top of the ticket were Attorney General Jim Hood, who lost the governor’s race to Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, and state Rep. Jay Hughes, who lost the lieutenant governor’s race to Secretary of State ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Campaign season yields some interesting results

As Thanksgiving looms one thing we can all be thankful for is that Mississippi political campaigns are over and done. No more negative ads. No more recorded telephone calls. No more yard signs decorating every open space on major thruways. The just ended campaign season did have some interesting results, though. Republicans in January will take over all statewide offices. ...

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Taylor named VP of Community Bank Laurel

Sawyer Taylor has been named Vice President. A native of Laurel, Taylor recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for nearly three years. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for overseeing deposit and loan relationships, as well as, the daily operations at our Laurel office. Taylor is a graduate of Mississippi State University with ...

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JACK WEATHERLY — On the road with Jim Dees as the mountain comes to Livingston

Jim Dees is sporting his regulation Hawaiian shirt, with a black undershirt to ward off the night chill and mist, as he prepares to hold forth as host of the Thacker Mountain Radio Hour. He sits on the first row as he reads over his notes and chats with the night’s literary and musical guests. The house band, The Yalobushwhackers, ...

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Stocks edge lower as investors listen for trade deal clues

U.S. stocks fell in early trading Friday as investors grew more uncertain about prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. The market is still poised for a winning week and major indexes were just below record highs set a day earlier. Wall Street has been cheering the latest push to sign an agreement before more costly tariffs ...

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Risks being evaluated at contaminated former industrial site

Environmental assessments are expected to be finished next year at the contaminated site of a former wood treating facility in eastern Mississippi. Experts will evaluate potential health risks for people who might use the former Kerr-McGee site in the future, after the site is cleaned, the Meridian Star reported. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and representatives of a Multistate Trust held public ...

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Butler Snow adds 3 attorneys to Ridgeland office

Caroline C. Loveless, Samuel J. Noblin and M. Elizabeth Roper have joined Butler Snow’s Ridgeland office. Loveless will practice with the firm’s tort, transportation and specialized litigation group, Noblin will practice with the firm’s public finance, tax incentives and credit markets group and Roper will practice with the firm’s pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare litigation group. Loveless received her bachelor’s ...

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Bradley’s Jackson attorneys named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP has announced that 18 attorneys in the firm’s Jackson office have been named 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers or Rising Stars. In addition, Bradley Jackson partners W. Wayne Drinkwater , Alan W. Perry and William R. Purdy were named to the 2019 Top 50 Mississippi Super Lawyers list. Across all the firm’s offices in Alabama, Mississippi ...

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