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Bridges named Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society has announced the hiring of Christy Bridges. Beginning July 6, she will serve as Community Development Manager and staff partner for Real Men Wear Pink and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central Mississippi. Previously, she was the Development Officer for the New Summit School, Go Red for Women Director for the American Heart Association, Marketing ...

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THURSDAY: State set to shatter weekly record as 850 new COVID-19 cases are reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 28,770 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a 850 newly identified cases on Thursday. This comes after last week’s daily average of 562 per day was the highest since the pandemic hit Mississippi officially in March. However, Monday through Thursday are the second, third, fourth and fifth ...

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M&M Bank announces agreement to acquire Mobile, Alabama branch from Bank OZK

Merchants & Marine Bank (“M&M Bank”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Merchants & Marine Bancorp, Inc. (OTC QX: “MNMB”) today announced that M&M Bank and Bank OZK (NASDAQ: OZK) have entered into a definitive agreement for M&M Bank to acquire Bank OZK’s Mobile, Alabama office located at 6161 Airport Boulevard, Mobile, AL. As a part of the transaction, M&M Bank ...

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Sledge named “Lifetime Member” of the Million Dollar Round Table

The Million Dollar Round Table, known worldwide as the Premier Association For Financial Professionals, has recognized Taylor Sledge for Lifetime Membership. This honor is bestowed upon individuals achieve career excellence in ethics and production for ten consecutive years in a row. For 2020, Sledge was also honored with his 5th consecutive “Top Of The Table” achievement level, which is comprised ...

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Bethel named among worldwide leaders in robotics

A Mississippi State computer science and engineering professor has been recognized as one of the world’s top leaders in the field of robotics. Cindy Bethel, a professor in Mississippi State’s James Worth Bagley College of Engineering, has been named as one of the “World’s 50 Most Renowned Women in Robotics” by Analytics Insight magazine. The recognition comes in the magazine’s ...

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Blackbourn steps down after 15-year tenure as MSU College of Education dean, returns to the classroom in January

Mississippi State’s Richard Blackbourn, who has led the university’s College of Education for 15 years, is stepping back to the faculty and returning to the classroom effective Jan.1, 2021. The announcement was made today [July 1] by MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David R. Shaw who commended the longtime dean for his leadership of the college and for his ...

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Baker Donelson named Gold Standard Firm by Women in Law Empowerment Forum

For the sixth consecutive year, Baker Donelson has been certified by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) as a Gold Standard Firm. WILEF grants Gold Standard status to firms that meet objective criteria concerning the number of women among equity partners, in firm leadership positions and in the ranks of their most highly compensated partners. Baker Donelson was among ...

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Cobb recognized by Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Tim Alford of Kosciusko (left), presents the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians’s Humanitarian Award to his father-in-law Dr. Alton Cobb. The award is given by fellow physicians in honor of a Mississippi physician with a lifetime of service in uplifting humanity, social justice and the health of all citizens, especially the underserved and those in greatest need.  Cobb spent most of his 38-year ...

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Anderson named to Bacot McCarty Foundation position

Courtney Anderson has been named the Development Director for the Mississippi Gulf Coast based Bacot McCarty Foundation. Courtney is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she received a bachelor degree in Journalism and Hospitality Management. A lifelong resident of Gulfport, Courtney previously served as the Gulf Coast Community Development Manager for the American Cancer Society. She is a ...

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Woods tapped as chief of staff at Auditor’s Office

Shad White recently announced that Charles Woods has been appointed as his Chief of Staff at the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor. Woods joins the Auditor’s office from Washington, DC. He has served his home state from Mississippi’s First Congressional District office in various positions since 2015, most recently as Deputy Chief of Staff to Mississippi Congressman Trent Kelly. ...

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