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Sycamore Bank names Michael Webb President and Chief Operating Officer

The Board of Directors of Sycamore Bank in Senatobia has announced the addition of Mike Webb as President and Chief Operating Officer and Board of Directors Member. Mike Webb joins Sycamore Bank with more than 33 years of banking experience. He was recognized as Mississippi’s youngest bank CEO in 2000, and most recently as CEO of North Community Bank of ...

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Forrest General names DAISY Award winner for June

ICU nurse Jessica Parsons has been recognized as Forrest General’s June recipient of the DAISY Award. The award is presented monthly to a deserving nurse who exemplifies clinical expertise and compassionate care and is recognized as a role model in the nursing community. It was a love for science and how it can be applied to the body to help ...

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MSU stargazers Tanner, Geneser part of new planet discovery

A Mississippi State physics and astronomy faculty member and graduate student are among authors of a paper published in the journal Nature today [June 24] announcing their discovery of a new planet orbiting a nearby star 31.9 light-years away. The discovery positions astronomers to increase their understanding of how stars and planets form and evolve. A research team that includes MSU Associate Professor ...

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McPhail promoted to Vice President at Community Bank

Michael McPhail has recently been promoted to Vice President for Community Bank. A native of Yazoo City, McPhail recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for four years. In his new role, McPhail will continue to manage a portfolio, focusing on growing loans and deposits in the Hattiesburg market. McPhail is a graduate of Mississippi State ...

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BancorpSouth to open a new branch in Jackson

BancorpSouth Bank (NYSE: BXS) is expanding its services in Jackson, Mississippi, by opening a new full-service banking branch in the market. Construction of the office, located between Ellis Avenue and Robinson Road near the Westland Plaza area, is scheduled for completion during the fourth quarter of 2020.  “We’re excited to open another full-service branch that will help us better meet ...

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MSU seniors receive prestigious architecture travel awards

A Mississippi State senior architecture student will experience the trip of a lifetime and learn more about her field of study with help from a $20,000 Aydelott Travel Award. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Aydelott Foundation has granted a deferral for this year’s Travel Award winners, who include MSU’s Nada Abdel-Aziz of Greenwood. She is the fifth ...

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Memorial Hospital Foundation receives grant from Rotary International

Rotary International District 6840 Governor Bob Haeuser, Assistant Governor Tami Munsch, and Rotary Club members within District 6840 presented Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $2,500 check on June 12. The grant will be used to purchase personal protective equipment for Memorial Hospital healthcare workers. Rotary District 6840 chose Memorial Hospital to be one of 11 institutions within the district to ...

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FAA selects MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Lab to lead UAS safety efforts  

Mississippi State University once again is leading a major federal unmanned aircraft systems research, testing and development initiative. MSU’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory was recently designated as the Federal Aviation Administration’s UAS Safety Research Facility, placing the research center as the helm of studying and developing safety and certification standards as UAS become increasingly integrated in the U.S. airspace. “Mississippi ...

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Butler Snow ranked by The Legal 500 U.S. for pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work

The Legal 500 U.S. has ranked Butler Snow nationally for its pharmaceutical, medical device and health care work. The firm was one of only 30 firms ranked in the top tiers nationwide for Dispute Resolution: Product Liability, Mass Tort and Class Action: Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices – Defense. For the third consecutive year, Alyson Bustamante Jones was one of only ...

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DSU’s Bennett-Fairs named to 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative

Dr. Vernell Bennett-Fairs, vice president for student affairs at Delta State University, is one of 31 senior-level higher education professionals who will participate in the 2020 Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI), a premier leadership development program of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). MLI provides individuals traditionally underrepresented in the highest ranks of postsecondary education with the opportunity to develop ...

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