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MDE announces members of the inaugural Student Advisory Council

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced the members of the inaugural State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. The council includes students in grades 11-12 or first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years. More than 150 students from across the state applied for membership on the council and 83 were selected. Students from ...

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North Mississippi Medical Center’s APC Fellowship 2019

Nurse practitioners graduating from North Mississippi Medical Center’s Advanced Practice Clinician Fellowship include (clockwise) Kelly Grove of Booneville; Stephanie Glover, Red Bay, Alabama; Andrea Carpenter, Mantachie; Lauren Sloan, Amory; Elyse Smith, Saltillo; and Andrea Thomason, Saltillo. Kristi Graves of Mooreville also completed the program. NMMC’s 12-month fellowship program bridges a newly licensed and certified nurse practitioner from the academic setting ...

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TODD SMITH — Americans are wary of role social media plays in delivering the news

While debate rages over how social media sites can improve the quality of news they offer while enforcing rules fairly, most Americans are pessimistic about these efforts and are highly concerned about several issues when it comes to social media and news. According to a new Pew Research Center survey, conducted July 8-21, majorities say that social media companies have ...

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Gage admitted to American College of Trial Lawyers

Butler Snow attorney William M. Gage has become a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America. The induction ceremony took place before an audience of 807 at the 2019 annual meeting of the College in Vancouver, British Columbia. The meeting had a total attendance of 950. Founded in 1950, the ...

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Two infectious disease specialists join Hattiesburg Clinic

Jason F. Moss, DO, and Thompson W. Liddell, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Infectious Diseases offering consultations for patients with infectious diseases. Moss has special practice interests in HIV, endocarditis, bone and joint infections, infection control and antibiotic stewardship. He received his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. He completed both an internship and residency ...

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Baker Donelson named to Forbes list

Baker Donelson has been named among America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms by Forbes magazine. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to create its first-ever list of top U.S. corporate law firms. The list indicates which firms are the most recommended in particular practice areas and is the result of survey responses from 2,500 lawyers. Baker Donelson was one ...

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Tupelo announces naming rights agreement with BankPlus for local sports complex

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal The city of Tupelo on Monday announced a naming rights agreement with a local bank to rename one of its outdoor sports facilities. The city agreed to rename the sports facility located at Ballard Park the BankPlus SportsPlex, which will last for 10 years and apply to every sports field within the facility, according to ...

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Mississippi police arrest woman objecting to tree trimming

Police in Mississippi arrested and placed a 73-year-old woman in handcuffs who they say harassed a city tree trimmer, screaming at him to stop cutting limbs off of live oaks. The Sun Herald reports Diane Stevenson was charged with disorderly conduct following an argument at Fort Maurepas Park in Ocean Springs last week. The police report says a public works’ ...

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Nissan names head of China business to be new CEO

Nissan has tapped the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its new president and chief executive, to help lead a recovery from the leadership crisis and sinking profitability that followed the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, last year. Uchida is replacing Hiroto Saikawa, who resigned after acknowledging receiving dubious income. The Japanese automaker announced Uchida’s appointment ...

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MCBL&F announces the 2019-20 Board of Directors and Officers

The Madison County Business League & Foundation announces the 2019-20 Board of Directors and officers. The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation is to bring together, under one organization, the voice of numerous entities in order to establish a clear and concise message for the future. This organization, which is comprised of elected, appointed, business and individual ...

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