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Reeves joins Peoples Bank

Ryan Reeves has joined the bank and will serve as vice president and small business administration development officer. While based in Richland, Reeves is expected to work with customers all over the state and surrounding areas. Ryan is a 2008 graduate of East Central Community College, where he earned an Associates degree in Business, and a 2010 graduate of Mississippi ...

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St. Dominic earns Outstanding Achievement Award for cancer care

St. Dominic Hospital was awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). St. Dominic’s is one of a select group of 24 accredited cancer programs in the United States to receive this national honor for cancer surveys performed in 2018. St. Dominic’s also received the three-year accreditation for the ...

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Johnny Edwards joins Neel-Schaffer

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced that Johnny Edwards, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Engineer to assist in Neel-Schaffer’s Solid Waste Engineering practice. Edwards has more than 20 years of experience in solid waste engineering design and management. He joined Neel-Schaffer after working the last 11 years for Seminole County, Florida, where he rose to ...

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The First promotes Brian Aehnlich

Brian Aehnlich has been promoted to senior vice president, specialized lending for The First, A National Banking Association located in Hattiesburg. He currently resides in Hattiesburg with his wife of 31 years, Bridgett. They have three children Amy, Paul, and Jessica – along with four wonderful granddaughters, Anna Grace, Mila Wilder, Everly Rose and Lillian Sloan Murr. Aehnlich is a ...

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Merit Health welcomes Sendra

Merit Health Medical Group has added Fidel Sendra, MD, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, to its active medical staff. Sendra joins the current Merit Health Medical Group cardiovascular team in both Jackson and Vicksburg. Sendra performs all aspects of adult cardiac and thoracic surgery, including cardiac stents, angioplasty and bi-pass operations. Sendra received his medical degree from the New York University ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic presents annual employee awards

Hattiesburg Clinic held its annual Employee Recognition and Awards Banquet at Southern Oaks House & Gardens in Hattiesburg. The Annie Ruth Johnston Employee of the Year award went to Julie Russum, manager for the Pulmonary Medicine department. This honor is awarded to an employee who exercises loyalty and dedication to Hattiesburg Clinic as demonstrated by the employee for whom the ...

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AGC of Mississippi announces 2019 president and board of directors

Matt McWilliams, Thrash Commercial Contractors, Brandon, was installed as president of the Associated General Contractors of Mississippi Board of Directors for 2019. McWilliams is a native of Indianola, and a 1991 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School in 1994. McWilliams joined Thrash Commercial Contractors in 2001 ...

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The First, A National Banking Association promotes Blankenship

Chase Blankenship has been promoted to Forrest/Lamar County market president for The First, A National Banking Association located in Hattiesburg. Blankenship formerly served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender for The First in Hattiesburg. Blankenship earned his BBA from Mississippi State University, MBA from the University of Southern Mississippi and is currently attending the Graduate School of Banking at LSU ...

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Merit Health welcomes Lomax

Merit Health Medical Group has added Terica Lomax, NP-C, family medicine provider, to its staff. Lomax holds her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Howard University in the District of Columbia. She holds her master’s degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Lomax specializes in primary care and can treat your family for everything from minor ...

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Golden Triangle Chapter presents awards

Creative work in advertising and marketing was recognized by the Golden Triangle Chapter of Advertising & Marketing Professionals. Awards were given in the following areas: Best of Show – Electronic format (tie): MSU Extension Office of Agricultural Communications for Long form video – Extension Matters 4-H Focus: Peyton Bell (Brian Utley, Tim Allison, Zac Ashmore, Kevin Hudson, Keri Lewis, and ...

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