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Keesler Federal opens new Madison branch

Keesler Federal Credit Union has opened its first branch in the city of Madison, located at 1944 Main Street. The Madison branch is Keesler Federal’s first stand-alone branch in the Jackson area market. The 4,305 square foot building will offer a full suite of loan and deposit products, mortgage and business services as well as a drive-up ATM, three-lane drive-up ...

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Johnna Carter named employee of the quarter

Johnna Carter was named South Mississippi State Hospital’s second quarter 2019 Employee of the Quarter. She is a lifelong resident of Hattiesburg and graduated from Oak Grove High School. Carter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from William Carey University. She earned Licensed Professional Counselor ...

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Prewett graduates from Alabama Banking School

Jay Prewett, Director of Technology Services with Renasant Bank, was among 59 students who graduated from the Alabama Banking School. The graduation ceremony was held at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. This was the school’s 44th session since it began in 1976. Lee Lawson of the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance gave this year’s commencement speech, and Alabama ...

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CIS welcomes Dr. Zaid Altheeb

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) welcomes Dr. Zaid Altheeb, interventional cardiologist, to its CIS clinic in Meridian at 4909 Great River Drive. Dr. Altheeb joins the CIS Meridian team comprised of nine cardiologists and six nurse practitioners who provide complete cardiovascular care to the community of Meridian. Dr. Altheeb studied at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, ...

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Hadley elected Chair of section of the State Bar of Texas

Shareholder Elizabeth Ross Hadley of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Austin office has been elected Chair of the Legislative and Campaign Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for 2019-20. Hadley’s responsibilities will include carrying out initiatives that provide education and resources to Texas attorneys engaged in legislative advocacy and who advise clients on campaign finance and campaign ...

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Hill to lead Meridian Community College Foundation

Meridian Community College President Dr. Thomas Huebner named Leia Hill as vice president of advancement and executive director of the MCC Foundation. An alumna of MCC, Hill previously worked in the MCC Foundation office from 2006 to 2014 as program coordinator of the College’s Arts & Letters Series and Lifetime Quest programs. She returned to MCC in July 2018 as ...

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Knight to lead MCC’s new workforce solutions division

Joseph Knight has been named Meridian Community College’s new vice president for workforce solutions. Knight, who holds a bachelor of business administration degree in general business and a master’s degree in workforce education leadership from Mississippi State University, has served the College as dean of workforce development since joining MCC in 2013. As dean, he was responsible for managing the ...

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Johnson to lead Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series

Susie Johnson will take the reins of Meridian Community College’s Arts & Letters Series as director of the signature entertainment program at MCC. Johnson joins the College after serving as executive director and education director of the Meridian Symphony Orchestra. She is the founding director of Stage 2, a local theater group geared to teens and the arts and was ...

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Tollison sworn in as president of The Mississippi Bar

Butler Snow attorney Amanda Jones Tollison was sworn in as president of The Mississippi Bar for the 2019-2020 year. Tollison’s term began July 13. Tollison has been an active member of The Mississippi Bar for a number of years, having served on the board of bar commissioners as second vice president and as president-elect, as president of the young lawyers ...

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Forrest General Hospital among nation’s top performing hospitals

For the fifth consecutive year, Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Forrest General is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

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