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Hill to serve on Mississippi Young Bankers Council

Water Valley banker Tyler Hill has been elected to the Executive Council of the Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities, supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high school and ...

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Two from MSU selected for UMMC-GTEC scholars program

A doctoral student and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University are selections for the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program, part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Nicole K. Reeder, a food science, nutrition and health promotion doctoral student from Columbus, and Torrye R. Evans II, ...

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Butler Snow’s Luther T. Munford receives award for distinguished legal writing

Butler Snow attorney Luther T. Munford has been named a “2020 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner by the Burton Awards. The prestigious honor is awarded to only 30 articles from nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms. Munford received this award for his article “No Way Around It: The Need for Federal “Permission and Assistance” Can ...

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First Commercial Bank adds two new members

First Commercial Bank has announced the addition of two new associates to the bank’s group of established banking professionals.  First Commercial has added Senior Vice President June Owens and Senior Credit Underwriter Elizabeth Ducote to its esteemed commercial banking team.  “The addition of June and Elizabeth to our Commercial Banking group is an exciting development for First Commercial Bank.  They ...

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First Commercial Bank adds four new members

First Commercial Bank has announced the addition of four new associates to its group of established banking professionals.  Brian Rippee, Pam Ware, Leanne Stamper, and Joy Luke have joined the First Commercial team to grow the commercial and private banking areas of the bank, and to expand the bank’s market presence.  “Having these experienced, professional bankers join us further enhances ...

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Finkelberg named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list

Arty Finkelberg, Senior Vice President-Investments and Managing Director-Investments of Finkelberg Investments of Raymond James, was recently named to Barron’s list of the “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.” The prestigious 2020 list draws from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Barron’s has recognized Finkelberg for seven consecutive years. The ranking marks the second time in 2020 that Finkelberg, who heads ...

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Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi expands the crafting family

The Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi supports more than 300 local artists from Mississippi and the surrounding areas. It has welcomed 10 new members to the Guild as well as congratulates a member who has added a new category to her craft.  Joining the potters are Diana Douglas, from Utica, and Amber Hunt, from Brandon. Diana Douglas studied ceramics in college. ...

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Merit Health Rankin welcomes senior care director

Joey Crain has been named senior care director at Merit Health Rankin. Crain is a registered nurse with a master of nursing/healthcare administration degree from The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. With over 20 years of healthcare experience, Crain provides oversight to the geriatric inpatient behavioral health unit.  In his role, he manages the day to day activities ...

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Schmidt, Jacobs join Machado Patano

Machado | Patano, PLLC recently announced 2 new hires: Jack M. Schmidt, EI has joined the firm’s Civil team as Civil Design Engineer. Schmidt graduated with his MBA and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. Ryeley K. Jacobs, has joined the firm’s Construction Engineering team as Asst. Construction Inspector. Jacobs graduated with a Bachelor of Science ...

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Nancy Lane elected treasurer of National Association of Realtors

Nancy Lane, a commercial Realtor from Brandon, was recently elected the Treasurer for the National Association of Realtors (NAR) by the Association’s Board of Directors. She is the first Mississippian to be elected to the Association’s seven-member Executive Committee. NAR is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.4 million members. The Treasurer of NAR oversees a $500 million business comprised of ...

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