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Organ recovery agency expanding at Flowood HQ

The non-profit Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency breaks ground Tuesday on a $2.2 million addition to its Flowood headquarters. The on-site access will “dramatically improve the timely recovery for organ and tissue donation, thus improving the outcomes for those in need of lifesaving organ transplants and life improving tissue graphs,” the Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency, or MORA, said. The recovery suites ...

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Restaurateur indicted in thefts of food from Camp Shelby youth program

A Forest County grand jury has indicted a former cafeteria manager of Camp Shelby’s Youth ChalleNGe Academy after a search of his restaurant, Jerry’s Seasoned Food, and home turned up large quantities of food the Mississippi National Guard bought for the at-risk youth program. In addition to the four-count embezzlement indictment, 51-year-old Jerry Howard was served with a restitution demand ...

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CMPDD leadership change

F. Clarke Holmes, the Central Mississippi Planning and Development District’s chief executive officer has retired and replaced by Mike Monk, previously the director of planning and management. Holmes led the organization for 44 years. When he first became director he was the youngest in the country to hold such a position. Under his leadership, CMPDD grew from a small insignificant ...

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Michael Gonzales named Fellow

Michael C. Gonzales, MD, ECNU, CCD, FACE, an endocrinologist with Hattiesburg Clinic, was recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. Gonzales was honored with induction at the 2015 American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists’ Annual Meeting. The American College of Endocrinology is a non-profit organization that aims to advance the care and prevention of endocrine, diabetes and ...

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ACLU-MS gets $1 million to address ‘disparate’ school disciple

From Staff The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi Foundation (ACLU-MS) received a two-year $1 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address “excessive discipline” of African-American boys in schools. The Kellogg Foundation and ACLU-MS say they want statewide standards for school discipline that ensure that the codes of student conduct in Mississippi’s school districts meet basic standards of ...

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Gay Austin named nonprofit VP

Gay Austin of McComb, has been installed as second vice president the nonprofit National Garden Clubs., the largest volunteer gardening organization in the world. As second vice president for the next two years, Austin will chair the finance committee. Austin previously served as third vice president of National Garden Clubs. She has held various positions on a national level. Austin ...

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Pork with a top prize — Shed BBQ wins Grand Championship in prestigious competition

By TED CARTER America’s best barbecue? If you’re in whole hog, look no farther than Ocean Springs, home of The Shed BBQ, whose pork perfectionists just laid claim to the Grand Championship of America title in the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest – long acclaimed as the Super Bowl of competitive barbecuing. The Shed beat out 35 other ...

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