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Mississippi awarded $10.6M federal grant for Early Childhood Development

A collaborative effort among state agencies was successful when Gov. Phil Bryant announced that $10.6 million was awarded to the state from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the scope of early childhood development for children ages 0-8 in Mississippi. In a departure from the state’s traditional provider-focused approach, the newly enhanced system is designed to ...

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Carothers tapped to join Mississippi Economic Development Council board

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) announced its Chief Development Officer, Janel L. Carothers, has been voted to the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) Board of Directors as director of District 8. Carothers, a 10-year veteran economic development professional, has been instrumental numerous industrial locations and expansions in South Mississippi. She has been an active member of MEDC ...

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Suber joins Hattiesburg Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology

Traci D. Suber, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Obstetrics & Gynecology. Suber provides obstetrical and gynecological care to patients from puberty and up, including patients with high-risk pregnancies. Suber received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She received her Nurse Practitioner degree from Emory University in Atlanta. Suber is board certified as a ...

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Sliman elected Chairman of the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Butler Snow announced that Richard W. Sliman has been elected to serve as chairman of the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for the 2018-2019 year. Sliman was elected by the state’s commissioners, who are appointed by the Mississippi Supreme Court. The Mississippi Commission for Continuing Legal Education exercises general supervisory authority over the administration of the rules and regulations ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic breaks ground on new Lincoln road clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic has broken ground on what will be the new home of Lincoln Road Family Medicine, which will be relocating from Lincoln Center down the street. It will measure 22,161 square feet and will include 24 functioning exam rooms with space to add 12 more exam rooms.The architect for the project is Perkins and Williamson Architecture, PLLC, of Hattiesburg. ...

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Runnels joins two medical departments at Hattiesburg Clinic

Bridgette E. Runnels, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic, providing services at Pain Management Health Center and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Runnels works with patients who require treatment for the management of chronic pain and evaluates patients with spine and musculoskeletal conditions for treatment options. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and ...

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Smith wins FedEx Entrepreneur of the Year award

Don Smith of S&S Delivery Service, Inc., in Beldon won the FedEx Entrepreneur of the Year award. A contracted service provider for the past 19 years and regional FedEx Entrepreneur of the Year award winner, Smith has 23 employees and a fleet of 29 trucks that average approximately 1,215 stops per day. Also, S&S Delivery Service employees annually donate backpacks ...

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Billingsley elected 2019 MPA Chair

Bob “Pic” Billingsley was elected 2019 Chairman of the Mississippi Poultry Association Board of Directors at the association’s 2018 convention. Poultry is Mississippi’s largest agricultural industry, paying almost $3 billion to growers and generating a $20 billion economic impact. MPA represents poultry companies, growers and allied industries. Billingsley serves as the Director of Development and Engineering for Sanderson Farms, Inc. ...

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Chapman joins Children’s Clinic in Hattiesburg

Marla T. Chapman, MD, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Children’s Clinic in Hattiesburg. Chapman provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents, with a special interest in adolescent care and transitional care. Chapman received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. She completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Greenville Health System ...

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EMBDC recognizes December ambassadors of the month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its December ambassadors of the month awards. Honorees are, from left, Krilecia Gianakos, State Games of Mississippi, red ticket drawing winner; Michelle Thames, MSU Riley Center, second place; Leah Hearn, Commercial Bank, first place; Lee Williams, Regions Bank, and Sonya Scarbrough (not pictured), BankPlus, third place tie. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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