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Wells Marble welcomes newest member

Wells Marble has announced the addition of Matthew I. Hetzel. With almost twenty years of legal experience, Matthew focuses his practice in the areas of business and workers’ compensation defense. He also handles matters regarding civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury. A native of Atmore, Alabama, Matthew graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.A. in ...

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Engine maker to add 250 jobs to Hattiesburg plant

By Jack Weatherly Kohler Engines, a manufacturer of industrial gasoline and diesel engines, announced Tuesday that it is expanding its Hattiesburg facility and adding 250 full-time jobs over the next two years. It produces engines primarily for zero-turn radius mowers and residential lawn mowers. The company’s existing Hattiesburg operations currently employ 350 full-time workers in addition to temporary, seasonal employees ...

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Entergy Mississippi announces new leadership

Entergy Mississippi announced new members of its executive lead team. They are: Anesa Davis, manager of human resources—business partners. Prior to this role, Davis served as an organizational effectiveness consultant for Entergy’s nuclear business since 2017. Before joining Entergy, Davis held human resources management positions with Mississippi Power and Caesars Entertainment. Davis holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree in ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes Hardwick

Memorial Physician Clinics welcomed James Hardwick, MD, FACC, in the practice of cardiology at Memorial Physician Clinics, Coast Heart Institute in Gulfport. Hardwick received his Doctor of Medicine from Wake Forest University/Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC. He completed his internship at the University of Florida at Orlando Regional Hospital, and internal medicine residency at the University ...

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ASSET Engineering welcomes Williams

ASSET Engineering has hired Brittaney Williams as an administrative assistant. Williams has over 10 years of management and administrative experience. Prior to her work at ASSET, she served as an administrative assistant for Trustmark National Bank. Williams is a MBA honors graduate from Ashford University where she concentrated in Human Resource Management, and is currently working on her second Master’s ...

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Thornton joins Mike Rozier Construction Co. and Rozier Investments LLC

Robyn Thornton has joined Mike Rozier Construction Co. and Rozier Investments LLC as the group’s first ever chief financial officer. Prior to this role, Thornton was controller at Lott Enterprises, Inc. in Greenwood. A Carrollton native, Thornton joins to Mike Rozier Construction and Rozier Investments with over 15 years of financial services expertise. She holds a master’s degree in business ...

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Butler Snow shortlisted in Benchmark Litigation 2019 awards

Butler Snow announced the firm has been shortlisted in three categories of the Benchmark Litigation 2019 Awards. The firm’s nomination categories include National Practice Area Firm of the Year Award: Product Liability, State Firm Award: Mississippi and State Firm Award: Tennessee. The Benchmark Litigation Awards honor firms that have emerged as leaders in their particular areas of law between March ...

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Repult joins Nail McKinney

Nail McKinney announced that Cosby Repult has joined the firm. Cosby, a native of Tupelo, received his Bachelors of Accountancy Degree from Mississippi State University in 2016 and his Masters of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi in 2017. Cosby has worked for the past year in public accounting in Memphis. Her work experience includes positions as Loan Administration Risk ...

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Analysis: Lawyers urged for parents in foster care cases

It sounds counterintuitive. But Mississippi officials say parents who are about to lose their children to child welfare authorities do better when they’re represented by lawyers in youth court. So officials are asking for more state money to pay for more lawyers. Supporters of the plan, including state Supreme Court Justice Dawn Beam and Child Protective Services Commissioner Jess Dickinson, ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Hospitals closing and healthcare for working poor becoming campaign issues

“Half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals at risk of closing, report says,” read the startling headline in Mississippi Today. “Thirty-one of Mississippi’s 64 rural hospitals, or 48 percent, are at ‘high financial risk,’ according to a national report of rural hospitals from independent consulting firm Navigant,” read the article. Perhaps even more startling was this from an article in News Mississippi: ...

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