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Fisher elected fellow of American College of Environmental Lawyers

The American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL) has elected Butler Snow attorney Trudy D. Fisher as a fellow. Fisher is one of only 25 new fellows who will be inducted at the college’s annual meeting in October. Each individual was selected for distinguished experience, high standards of practice and substantial contributions to the field of environmental law. Fisher is a ...

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Breazeale earns accreditation in public relations

Jessica Breazeale of Wesson, Public Affairs Manager with Georgia-Pacific Monticello completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation. The announcement was made by the Universal Accreditation Board (UAB), a consortium of nine professional communication organizations that directs this competency certification program. Breazeale holds a master of science and bachelor of arts in ...

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Memorial Hospital at Gulfport receives award

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with The Guidelines — Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Memorial earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures ...

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Anderson and Johns join Haddox Reid

Brady Anderson and Brittany Johns joined the Jackson CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts, PLLC. Anderson will work in the audit division, and Johns in the tax division. A native of Purvis, Brady graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy and Masters of Professional Accountancy. While attending USM, he was a member ...

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Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation awards 30 scholarships

The Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation Scholarship Program awarded 30 scholarships to children of Mississippi Trucking Association member employees for the 2019 – 2020 school year. Scholarships are offered through the Mississippi Trucking Association Foundation, the H. Dean Cotton Endowment, the John Fayard Endowment, the R. Gene Holmes Endowment, the G. Larry Kerr Endowment the Mike McLarty Endowment, and the Vernon ...

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Stafford, new officers elected to Mississippi Main Street board

A new slate of executive officers has been elected to the Mississippi Main Street Association . Kevin Stafford of Neel-Schaffer, Inc. in Columbus has been elected the MMSA Board President for 2019-2020. Stafford joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999 and now serves as the firm’s North Mississippi manager, working out of the Columbus office. Stafford’s 20 years of experience includes engineering design ...

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Women’s Foundation of Mississippi announces 2019 Women of Vision

The Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, a grant making and advocacy organization dedicated to funding programs that improve the lives of women and girls statewide, has announced its “Women of Vision” honors. They will be honored Oct. 21 a the Mississippi Museum of Art. Honorees are: Betsy Bradley – Betsy has served as Director of the Mississippi Museum of Art since ...

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The Cirlot Agency promotes 3 Jackson employees

The Cirlot Agency announced the promotion of three of its employees, all of whom joined the agency at its Jackson headquarters in 2015. Lauren Hegwood has been promoted to Brand Manager. A former Public Relations Specialist, Hegwood has executed multiple public relations and marketing initiatives, and has managed integrated communications efforts for various clients. Hegwood continues responsibility for overseeing public ...

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Memorial Hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Memorial Hospital at Gulfport has been recognized as Best Regional Hospital for Coastal Mississippi, as well as High Performing in abdominal aortic aneurism repair, heart failure, COPD and knee replacement for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, is designed to assist patients and their doctors in making ...

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Jackson County Chamber name ANCHOR Awards recipients

The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce presented its 11th annual ANCHOR Awards. One recipient was named from each of the four categories. This program was created to honor, reward, and celebrate the achievements of small businesses and nonprofit organizations in the community. This year’s recipients: Small Business Category 1 (50 or Less Employees) — Fletcher Construction Company, Inc. Small Business ...

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