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Renasant promotes Spearman to Executive Vice President

Renasant announced that Stacy Spearman was named Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director for the Renasant Financial Services Division of Renasant Bank. In his continued capacity with Renasant, Spearman will lead Renasant’s team of investment and wealth management advisors to assist clients in meeting their financial and investment goals. Spearman received his BBA in Banking and Finance from the ...

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Johnson named Hattiesburg Clinic’s Employee of the Quarter

Renea Johnson, a Chronic Care Management nurse with the Quality Management department, has been chosen Hattiesburg Clinic’s Employee of the Third Quarter. Johnson has been with the clinic less than a year and has already made an impact through her work with patients. As a CCM nurse, Johnson is responsible for calling patients who have chronic medical conditions each month ...

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NASA Space Flight Awareness Program recognizes Stennis employee Mirandy

Stennis Space Center employee Jim Mirandy of Bay St. Louis was recognized by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Mirandy is a safety engineer with Bastion Technologies at Stennis. He was honored for exemplary support of the Stennis Safety and Mission Assurance Directorate in displaying dedication, knowledge and passion for the ...

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Carey Wright named to National Assessment Governing Board

State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright is one of seven national leaders selected to serve on the National Assessment Governing Board. The appointees will help set policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation’s Report Card. NAEP offers to the public and to education policymakers at the national, state and local levels, objective data ...

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Butler Snow named one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms by Forbes Magazine

Forbes Magazine has named Butler Snow one of America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms of 2019. The firm was also named “most recommended for” labor and employment law. The inaugural list, created in partnership with market research company Statista, consists of 243 top U.S. corporate law firms based on the survey responses from 2,500 lawyers. Each survey participant was able ...

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Dad testifies against bus driver accused of sex abusing girl

A Mississippi man says he first thought bullies were behind his daughter’s hesitation to ride the school bus when she was 8 years old. Instead, she told him she was being sexually abused by the bus driver. News outlets report the girl’s father testified Monday at Sergio Sandoval’s retrial. The man said his daughter told him in 2014 that Sandoval ...

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Suit seeks to block prosecutor from excluding black jurors

Four black voters and a branch of the NAACP sued a Mississippi prosecutor on Monday, asking a federal judge to order him to stop excluding African Americans from juries. The lawsuit against District Attorney Doug Evans is an outgrowth of a case where the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a murder conviction of an African American man, citing racial bias in ...

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Mississippi road worker charged with fuel theft from county

A former Mississippi road worker has been arrested on charges of stealing county fuel and selling it on the black market. The Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department says former county road employee Jerry Glenn Morgan of Toomsuba is free on bond after being charged with embezzlement. Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun estimates about $237,000 in diesel fuel owned by the county was ...

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Man pleads guilty to triple homicide in Mississippi

CARROLLTON — A Mississippi man who admitted killing his wife and two other people at a party pleaded guilty Monday. Michael Barnhill, 31, of Winona, pleaded guilty in Carroll County to three charges of first-degree murder and one charge of aggravated assault. Circuit Judge Joseph Loper sentenced Barnhill to life in prison for each murder conviction and 20 years for ...

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Voting suit challenges Mississippi law on citizenship proof

A new federal lawsuit challenges a Jim Crow-era law in Mississippi that requires naturalized U.S. citizens to show proof of citizenship when they register to vote. The lawsuit was filed Monday by the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance. A Mississippi law enacted in 1924 requires naturalized citizens to show a certificate of naturalization or another similar document that proves citizenship when ...

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