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Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation awards 30 scholarships

The Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship Program awarded 30 scholarships to children of Mississippi Trucking Association member employees for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Scholarships are offered through the Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation, the H. Dean Cotton Endowment, the John Fayard Endowment, the R. Gene Holmes Endowment, the G. Larry Kerr Endowment the Mike McLarty Endowment, and the Vernon ...

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Schipper receives Department of Defense Patriot Award

Michele Schipper, Chief Executive Officer of the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, was honored with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. At the ceremony are, from left, Lt. Col. R. Robert Bartran III, Battalion Commander of the 112th Military Police Battalion Mississippi Army National Guard and Full-Time Mobilization Readiness Officer for the Mississippi National Guard; ...

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EMBDC recognizes June ambassadors of the month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation presented its June Ambassadors of the Month awards. Honorees were, from left, Laura Hester, The MAX, third place; Leah Hearn, Commercial Bank, first place; Lisa Sollie, MSU Meridian, second place; and Ashley Tanksley, Meridian Community College, Red Ticket drawing winner.

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Director of local children’s organization wins prestigious national award

Cynthia Chauvin, the director of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hancock County, a local program that works with children who have experienced abuse or neglect, has been named the program director of the year by the National Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) Association for Children. Chauvin is one of nearly 900 local program directors nationwide. The National ...

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MDOT announces State Equipment Operators Roadeo winners

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced statewide winners of the 2019 State Equipment Operators Roadeo held in Biloxi. Single-Axle Dump Truck: Roger Brown, of Amory, first; Matthew Thorne, of Newton, second; and John Hodge, of Lake, third. Tandem-Axle Dump Truck: Derrick Stamps, of Cary, first; David Baty, of Hattiesburg, second; and Steve Allen, of Booneville, third. Lowboy: Billy Coward, of ...

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Capital Area Human Resource Association given EXCEL Platinum Award

The Society for Human Resource Management awarded the Capital Area Human Resource Association its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2018. The EXCEL award aligns individual chapters’ and state councils’ activities with SHRM’s aspirations for the HR profession. The award recognizes major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources. CAHRA’s accomplished ...

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HOPE Receives Housing Visionary Award

HOPE (Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union) received the 2019 Housing Visionary Award from the National Housing Conference at a Washington, D.C., gala honoring organizations and individuals making significant contributions toward advancing affordable housing. HOPE, based in Jackson, started a quarter of a century ago as a business loan fund serving 55 counties in the Mid South Delta region.

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Coastal Mississippi’s Beau Rivage wins award

The ninth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival (AFWF) has announced that Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s Executive Chef Kristian Wade is this year’s winner of the PNC “Best of the Fest” competition. As part of a collaborative effort between Coastal Mississippi, Visit Mississippi, and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino to showcase the destination, Chef Wade delighted attendees with his ...

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Vicksburg District announces annual Engineer’s Day awards

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District hosted its annual Engineer’s Day awards ceremony, honoring employees with individual awards: Colby Bankston, Real Estate Division, received the Employee of the Year Award for his accomplishments and excellence in contributing to the district’s mission, his demonstration of Army and USACE values and his leadership and mentorship. William Shows, Engineering and ...

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MJI’s Aaron Rice honored with 2019 Buckley Award

Mississippi Justice Institute Director Aaron Rice has been named a recipient of the 2019 Buckley Award, given annually by America’s Future Foundation. The Buckley Awards recognize “outstanding young professional conservatives for their above-and-beyond service to the conservative movement.” The award is in honor of William F. Buckley, who became a leader of the early conservative movement before the age of ...

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