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First C3 Jr. coding challenge for elementary school students

C Spire teamed up with the Mississippi Children’s Museum to offer the first statewide coding challenge involving elementary school-age children as part of a company-wide initiative designed to encourage and inspire students to pursue an academic degree or career in IT and computer science. The half-day C3 Jr. program that was Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in ...

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New associates join Forman Watkins & Krutz

Forman Watkins & Krutz announced the additions of Taylor Herring White and Margaret McLaughlin to the Firm. Taylor Herring White joins as an associate in our Jackson office. She is a recent summa cum laude graduate from Mississippi College School of Law where she served on both the Law Review Executive Board and the Moot Court Executive board. Taylor received ...

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Sanderson Farms, Inc. names Edith Kelly-Green to Board of Directors

Sanderson Farms, Inc. announced that Edith Kelly-Green was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective September 20, 2018. She will serve as a Class B director until the annual meeting of shareholders in 2019 and will, if re-elected at that meeting, serve for a term expiring in 2021. Kelly-Green is a partner in The KGR Group, whose primary interests ...

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Brown & Brown welcomes Carter as insurance & risk advisor

Jennifer Carter Brown & Brown Gulf States of Gulfport, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, Inc., recently announced the addition of Jennifer G. Carter, Insurance & Risk Advisor, to the Commercial Lines Department team. Carter, a resident of Madison, has 34 years of experience in insurance industry from areas of marketing, account management, underwriting, information technology, risk management, and education. ...

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Pafford Medical Services special response teams deployed for Hurricane Florence

On Tuesday, September 11, Pafford EMS Special Response Teams initiated deployment to Spartanburg, North Carolina. They are currently staging in Spartanburg for assignments related to Hurricane Florence disaster relief. The company was notified to deploy at approximately 5:00 PM on Tuesday. Within three hours of notification by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), 13 company ambulances, two wheelchair vans, and ...

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Alcorn ranked sixth on College Consensus’ Best Colleges and Universities in Mississippi for 2018 list

Alcorn State University was again the highest ranked Mississippi HBCU and placed sixth on College Consensus’ Best Colleges and Universities in Mississippi 2018 list. To identify the Best Colleges in Mississippi for 2018, College Consensus averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a ...

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Merit Health Rankin Names CEO, CFO

Mitchell Cox Heather Sistrunk Heather Sistrunk, MHSA, BSN, RN, was recently named Chief Executive Officer of Merit Health Rankin, and Mitchell Cox has been named Chief Financial Officer. Sistrunk has over 20 years of health care experience in the Jackson market. For the past 18 months, Sistrunk has served as Chief Administrative Officer for both Merit Health Rankin and Merit ...

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Head is new chorusmaster for Opera

Andrew Head The Mississippi Opera recently announced that its new chorusmaster for the 2018-2019 season is Andrew Head. Head has appeared in operatic roles in The Crucible, Rigoletto,Susannah, Les Troyens), Abu Hassan, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Un ballo in maschera, Carmen, Werther, and others. He has performed in New York, Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Since 2016, ...

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Memorial Physician Clinics welcomes clinical psychologist Gaela S. Youngblood

Dr. Gaela Youngblood Memorial Physician Clinics – The Medical Oncology Group recently welcomed Gaela S. Youngblood, Psy.D., in the practice of Clinical Psychology in Gulfport. Youngblood completed her Bachelor of Arts at Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, and her Master of Arts from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. She earned her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology at The George ...

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American Red Cross Names Word New Regional CEO for Mississippi

Rachel Word The American Red Cross has chosen Rachel Word to lead its Mississippi Region. Word has more than 15 years of experience in the non-profit and public sector. She joined the American Red Cross in December of 2007 and had served the organization in strategic leadership roles over the last 10 years. As the regional chief executive officer for ...

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