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Mississippi Boychoir announces new leadership

Mississippi Boychoir has announced the promotion of Katherine Hoitt to the role of Artistic Director. She brings Youth Choir Experience for Boychoir’s 25th Season. Hoitt, a public school choral director, joined the Boychoir last year as an assistant. She brings a lifetime of musical experience to the podium, having spent eight years as a chorister with Mobile’s Singing Children in ...

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Hattiesburg Clinic Heart & Vascular welcomes four new providers

Hattiesburg Clinic Heart & Vascular has added four new providers to its growing team. Carter G. Holland, PA-C; Danielle H. McVeigh, CNP; Leslie R. Tynes, CNP; and Gina R. Whitehead, CNP,  joined Heart & Vascular. The four providers work with the department’s physicians, giving follow-up care to patients who are being treated for cardiac disorders and related conditions. Holland earned ...

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Michael Kimbrell joins Citizens National Bank

Michael Kimbrell has joined the Bank as Rankin County Market President. With 29 years of banking experience, Kimbrell has an extensive background in both retail and commercial banking. He began his career with Deposit Guaranty National Bank as a teller in 1990 and was promoted in 1994 to serve as a lender and manager of His next 18 years of ...

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Mississippi Main Street announces Gregory as new State Coordinator at annual awards

The Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) announced Thomas Gregory of Starkville as the new State Coordinator for the organization. The announcement was made at the 30th Annual Awards Meeting and luncheon on Thursday, June 13 at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. Gregory is a certified planner and has served the past two years with the Carl Small Town Center ...

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Logue, Tindall, Hemeter elected to Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors

The Mississippi Bankers Association Board of Directors elected three new members to three-year terms: Henry Logue (Raymond, Madison), Jay Tindall (Senatobia), and David Hemeter (Picayune). Logue serves as Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Merchants and Planters Bank in Raymond. His banking experience includes serving as Chairman, President and CEO of Madison County Bank, Madison; as Director, EVP of ...

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14 Mississippi Nursing Homes win National Awards

The Mississippi Health Care Association announced that 14 of its Mississippi-member nursing homes have won national awards recognizing their commitment in the delivery of quality health care. The awards are part of the 2019 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Awards by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The 14 2019 Bronze – Commitment to ...

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Smith, Hall, Earley join MDOT public affairs

Jas N Smith has rejoined the Mississippi Department of Transportation as the new Deputy Director of Public Affairs. The Department also added Drew Hall as Media Producer, and Payton Earley as a public affairs intern. Smith is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He also has a master’s degree in education leadership from American ...

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MDOT announces State Equipment Operators Roadeo winners

The Mississippi Department of Transportation announced statewide winners of the 2019 State Equipment Operators Roadeo held in Biloxi. Single-Axle Dump Truck: Roger Brown, of Amory, first; Matthew Thorne, of Newton, second; and John Hodge, of Lake, third. Tandem-Axle Dump Truck: Derrick Stamps, of Cary, first; David Baty, of Hattiesburg, second; and Steve Allen, of Booneville, third. Lowboy: Billy Coward, of ...

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Tolar joins Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Natalie K. Tolar, CNP, joined Raymond Y. Whitehead, MD, at Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Tolar received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of ...

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Alcorn’s Walters to be inducted into National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

An Alcorn State University alumna who has found success in the medical field and entertainment will be acknowledged at an upcoming event that celebrates accomplished Historically Black College and University graduates. Dr. Jacqueline Walters, also known as “Dr. Jackie,” will be inducted into the National Black College Alumni Foundation’s 2019 Hall of Fame on Sept. 27 Atlanta. The National Black ...

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