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Wells named MAFP’s New Physician of the Year

Jeremy B. Wells, MD, of Hattiesburg, was recently honored as New Physician of the Year 2018 by the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP). This is the first year the award has been presented by the MAFP Awards Committee, comprised of family physicians who are past winners of the MAFP Family Physician of the Year award. Individuals who earn the ...

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Alford honored as MAFP’s Family Physician of the Year

Tim Alford, MD, of Kosciusko, was recently honored as Mississippi’s Family Physician of the Year 2018 by the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians. The John B. Howell, MD, Memorial Award, as it is formally known, was first given in 1977 in memory of Dr. Howell, a pioneer in the practice of family medicine and long-time delegate to the American Academy ...

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Wheat elected president of Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians

David B. Wheat, MD, FAAFP, of Clinton, was recently elected 2018-19 president of the Mississippi Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP).He will lead the 1,100-member organization and chair the board of directors. Wheat, a family physician who has earned the AAFP Fellow distinction, has owned and operated Clinton Family Care in Clinton since 2001. Earlier in his career, he served on ...

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Gulfport-Biloxi’s Williams obtains aviation industry designation

Clay Williams Clay Williams, Executive Director, Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, has obtained the designation of Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). The designation is provided to Airport Executives who complete the AAAE Body of Knowledge Course of Study in Administration, Finance, Airport Planning, Construction, Airport Operations, Community Relations and Communications. On behalf of Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport, ...

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Little elected shareholder at T.E. Lott

Katherine Little Katherine W. Little, CPA, CSEP, has recently been elected shareholder of T. E. Lott & Company. She has practiced in public accounting for 12 years.Her professional expertise is in tax services, which includes tax consulting and advising, tax research of complex issues, tax planning for optimal tax outcome, execution of tax strategies, and compilation of tax returns for ...

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Mississippi Economic Development Council honored at conference

The Mississippi Economic Development Council recently received honors for a communications piece at the Southern Economic Development Council Communication Awards Ceremony in Mobile, Ala. The entry in the Thinking Outside the Box category titled Mississippi Prospects – Economic & Community Development Podcasts, won an Award of Merit for the State Division. Mississippi Prospects was hosted by Jeff Rent, Senior Vice ...

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Charles H. Dean Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship awarded

Dean and Dean/Associates recently awarded the Charles H. Dean Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship to Tony D. Coleman Jr. of Gulfport. The scholarship recognizes any full-time students at Mississippi State University in their third through fifth year of design studio in the School of Architecture. Applicants must be residents of Mississippi and can demonstrate financial need. Coleman is in his fourth ...

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McNeill named accounting manager At Reunion

Josh McNeill Casey Smith, General Manager of the Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, announced this week the appointment of Josh McNeill to the position of Accounting Manager. McNeill will oversee all daily financial matters related to the club’s facilities and employees. A native of Louisville, McNeill is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor Of Accountancy ...

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IP recognizes employees for June and Second Quarter

IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi recently recognized team members for their service, dedication and work ethic, honoring the Team Members of the Month for June, as well as honorees for Team Leader and Part-Time Team Member of the second quarter of 2018. June’s honorees were Tammy Golladay (Food and Beverage-Bakery), Joseph Bean (Facilities-Lead Technician), Tatiana Watson (Finance-Financial Analyst), Norveshia ...

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Stennis Space Center employees receive 2018 NASA Honor Awards

Stennis Space Center Director Rick Gilbrech and Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana presented annual NASA Honor Awards to Stennis employees during an onsite ceremony. The late James Bevis of Diamondhead received a posthumous NASA Exceptional Service Medal for 15 years of service as the Stennis chief financial officer until his death in November 2017. Bevis began his NASA career ...

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