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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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Southern AgCredit announces new staff in Ridgeland offices

Southern AgCredit hired two new staff members in its Ridgeland offices. Daniel Gilbert joined the rural lending co-op as a senior accountant in its administrative office. Jodie Morgan was hired as an office administrator in the Ridgeland branch office. Previously, Gilbert worked in accounting at a CPA firm and in higher education, as well as in timber and real estate ...

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Aldy earns Certified Association Executive designation

The American Society of Association Executives has announced that Linda Ross Aldy, Executive Director of the Mississippi Optometric Association (MOA) has been recertified for the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. She is one of only six executives in Mississippi currently credentialed. To be designated as a Certified Association Executive, ...

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Canizaro Cawthon Davis’ Dunaway receives high honor

John Dunaway, FCSI, CCS, CDT, AIA, project architect and chief specifications writer at Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects in Jackson, was elevated to Fellowship in the Construction Specifications Institute recently in a special award ceremony in National Harbor, Maryland. CSI is a national association dedicated to improving construction information. Fellowship is one of the top honors given by CSI nationally, with ...

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Laurel’s Holifield elected to Mississippi Main Street Board

Judi Holifield, the Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors for a 2-year term beginning in January. Holifield has served since 2011 as Executive Director of Laurel Main Street, a nonprofit leading revitalization efforts in historic downtown Laurel. Before her Main Street career, Holifield was a choral music educator ...

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Labor Department presents Hire Vets Medallion to GC Logistics

GC Logistics of Ridgeland announced it is the only small business in Mississippi to receive the 2019 Hire Vets Gold Medallion Award. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded 427 employers from around the nation for recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans. The awards were presented at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia at the Department’s headquarters in ...

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Merit Health Wesley recognizes employees of the month

Merit Health Wesley recognized two individuals who were nominated by their peers as Employee of the Month. Toni Loomis, R.T., Radiology Department, was named Clinical Employee of the Month. Loomis has worked at Merit Health Wesley for more than two years. “Toni is a pleasure to work with because she is always willing to help,” says Jennifer Norman, RN, Radiology ...

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Adams and Reese attorneys recognized in Mid-South Super Lawyers

Adams and Reese has announced the inclusion of 29 attorneys in the 2019 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers (by Thomson Reuters), which includes the publication’s “Rising Stars” list. BIRMINGHAM, AL Richard P. Carmody, Bankruptcy: Business Charles C. Pinckney, Banking Stephen A. Rowe, Business Litigation Aaron G. McLeod, Appellate, named to Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”   JACKSON, MS Holmes S. ...

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