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Clinton Public School District announces new leadership

Three of Clinton’s public schools will have new leadership this fall. At their April meeting, the Clinton School Board hired new principals for Eastside Elementary School, Clinton Junior High School and Clinton Alternative School. The Principal of Eastside Elementary will be Mandy Taylor, who previously worked as assistant principal at Eastside before going to the Rankin County School District in ...

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FBI Jackson Division announces 2018 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Jackson Division Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze has announced Sunflower Landing as Mississippi’s recipient of the 2018 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. Sunflower Landing was selected for initiating a positive impact on youth affected by addiction. Shane Garrard, Director of Alcohol and Drug Services for Mississippi Region 1 Mental Health, will represent Sunflower Landing at a presentation on ...

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Mississippi Forestry Commission hires Jas N Smith

Effective April 1, 2019, Jas N Smith has joined the Mississippi Forestry Commission as the new Director of Information and Outreach. “Jas N’s 20 years of experience in both public relations for state government and the media make him a strong addition to Mississippi Forestry Commission’s communication efforts,” said Russell Bozeman, State Forester. Smith is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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White named as Internal Auditor, Assistant Vice President

Renasant has announced Michelle White has joined Renasant as Internal Auditor, and Assistant Vice President. White brings more than 18 years of banking and audit experience to her new position, and will be located at the Main Branch in Tupelo. White is a graduate of the Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Business Administration, and completed the Graduate ...

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LT Corporation acquires assets of LP Cylinder Service, Inc.

LT Corporation of Cleveland, the parent company of Quality Steel Corporation, a manufacturer and industry leader in value-added services to its customers, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of LP Cylinder Service, Inc. LP Cylinder, founded in 1984 and operating with two facilities in Shohola, PA, is recognized as one of the nation’s leaders in the propane ...

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Universal bankers hired for Planters Bank’s Southaven branch

Planters Bank has announced the hiring of Elyssa Howell and Carson Phillips as universal bankers for the Southaven branch. Howell received her Bachelor’s degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications with a minor in Business from the University of Mississippi. She was awarded the University of Mississippi’s Trailblazer Award for Leadership and served as Miss Collierville. She volunteers with the Make ...

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Talbert hired as First Vice President

Planters Bank has announced the hiring of Jack Talbert as First Vice President for the Southaven branch. Talbert has held executive lending roles in Desoto County since 2004 and served as Vice President and Senior Vice President at two other local financial institutions. In 1992, he received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. He ...

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Simmons joins Hattiesburg Clinic Hematology/Oncology

Julie J. Simmons, CNP, joined Hattiesburg Clinic Hematology/Oncology. As a nurse practitioner at Hematology/Oncology, Simmons provides care to patients with cancer and blood disorders. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. She later obtained a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in adult-gerontology from the University of South ...

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Fairview Inn owner received national recognition

Peter Sharp, Owner of the Fairview Inn, has just been awarded the 2019 Voice of Innkeeping Award by the Association of Independent Hospitality Professionals (AIHP). AHIP represents over 14,000 Inns and Bed and Breakfasts throughout the United States and Canada. The award is given to an individual in recognition of long lasting contributions to the Innkeeping Industry. They must demonstrate ...

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NASA Space Flight Awareness Program recognizes Saucier

Stennis Space Center employee Brock Saucier of Hancock County, was recognized April 3 by NASA’s Space Flight Awareness Program with an Honoree Award for outstanding support of human spaceflight. Saucier is electrical shop lead with Syncom Space Services at Stennis. He was honored for his ongoing support and extensive knowledge of multiple facilities and testing infrastructure. Astronaut Scott Tingle, along ...

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