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Adams and Reese adds two attorneys in Jackson

Adams and Reese has announced Darryl A. Wilson and Alexander Bondurant have joined the firm’s Jackson office as Associates. Wilson is a member of the firm’s Litigation team and assists clients in all phases of complex litigation in federal and state courts. His experience includes litigating matters in the areas of premises liability, negligence, negligent supervision, negligent hiring and training, ...

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Argent Trust Company expands in Mississippi with Ridgeland office

Argent Financial Group announced another expansion with the opening of an Argent Trust Company office serving the Jackson metropolitan market. Argent Trust Company Vice President and Trust Officer David Russell, who has more than 34 years of experience in the wealth management industry, will represent the company in its new location. The new office is located in the Origin Bank ...

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Table 100 co-founders Latham and Roberts become full owners of restaurant

Table 100 co-founders Bill Latham and Al Roberts are pleased to announce they have now assumed full ownership of the recently remodeled restaurant, buying it from parent company Eat Here Brands on Dec. 31. Latham and Roberts also co-founded Eat Here Brands and Babalu, which has eight restaurant locations, including the original in Jackson. “We’re excited to take the reins ...

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Kistler named executive chef at Reunion

William “Billy” Kistler was named executive chef at Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison. Kistler will oversee and develop menus for Reunion’s dining venues. Kistler was an assistant for the late Reunion Executive Chef Rene Bajeux. Kistler is a graduate of the culinary arts program at Johnson & Wales University, and has experience at Kiawah Island Club in South ...

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Entergy Mississippi promotes Turnipseed, Irby

Lea Turnipseed, CPA, is Entergy Mississippi’s vice president of customer service. She leads a new organization focused solely on customer service. Turnipseed joined Entergy in 1997 and has served as director of Entergy Mississippi finance since June 2012. She is a 1994 graduate of Millsaps College, has been a certified public accountant since 1995 and has also attended the Wharton ...

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USM recognized as leading research university

The University of Southern Mississippi has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading research institutions by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the pre-eminent classification of top doctoral research universities. USM’s inclusion in the “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” category places it in the company of institutions like Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Johns Hopkins, and ...

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Verret joins Ridgeland-based CPA firm

Heather Verret recently joined Matthews, Cutrer and Lindsay, certified public accountants in Ridgeland, as a staff accountant. Her experience with the firm began in 2017 as an audit intern and will continue as she provides audit and attestation services with a primary emphasis on multi-family housing and nonprofit organizations. Verret earned her bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Mississippi College and ...

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Wessel promoted to president, CEO at Quality Steel

Sean Wessel has been promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Quality Steel Corporation, a manufacturer of pressure vessels based in Cleveland with production facilities located in Mississippi, Ohio and Utah. Wessel succeeds Jim Tims, who recently assumed the role of Chairman of the Board for LT Corporation, the parent company to Quality Steel.

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Jackson County Chamber president Voda to retire

Carla Todd Voda, IOM, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce for 18 years, has announced her plans to retire to retire after the Chamber Executive Board finds a successor. A native of Biloxi, Voda graduated from high school and joined the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, she worked in the ...

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