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Hospitals present employee honors

Singing River Health System (SRHS) recently honored its Employees of the Month at Singing River Hospital (SRH) and Ocean Springs Hospital (OSH) for February and March. Ocean Springs Hospital has honored Bobby Davis, nurse assistant, Two West, as the February Employee of the Month, and Michael Michaud, PC specialist, information systems, as the March Employee of the Month. Singing River ...

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Bottorff replacing Duncan at TVA

After serving as chairman for a year, Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors chairman Mike Duncan asked the board April 16 to select a new chairman, citing his new duties as leader of a recently formed national political fund-raising organization. The board voted unanimously to name director Dennis Bottorff of Nashville as TVA’s new chairman. Duncan is a former chairman ...

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Keeping Our Eye On: Chad Vaughn

Age: 31 Hometown: Meridian Education: B.S. in HVACR engineering technology, Ferris State University Current Position: Vice president, The Service Company of Mississippi LLC At only 31 years old, Chad Vaughn has already put in 19 years of work in the mechanical contracting industry. Summer employment at the age of 12 in his father’s business, The Service Company of Mississippi LLC, ...

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Three candidates vying for USM post

The search committee for the vice president of the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast position has narrowed the field of candidates to three finalists, including Dr. Betsy Vogel-Boze; Dr. Frances Lucas and Dr. Andrew Rogerson. The vice president for Southern Miss Gulf Coast position replaces the associate provost for Southern Miss Gulf Coast post, currently held by Dr. Pat ...

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MAGPPA recognizes MDOT workers

Two Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) employees have been honored by the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing and Property Agents (MAGPPA). Director of asset management Julie Ethridge was presented with the MAGPPA Property Manager of the Year Award, which is given to recognize an outstanding manager in the field of property. Ethridge is recognized for her work helping to meet ...

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Bryant elevated at Community Bank

Brad Stevens, president of Community Bank in Amory, is proud to announce that Ivan Bryant has been promoted to executive vice president for Community Bank. Bryant has been with Community Bank since 2005, formally holding the title of senior vice president. Bryant, an Amory native, is a 1996 graduate of Mississippi State University where he earned a bachelor of science ...

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Shafer certified by IACP

Gary Shafer recently received a certificate of training from The International Association of Chiefs of Police after completing a four-day program in Austin, Texas. Shafer is the president of Shafer & Associates, PLLC, which has had an Office of Architecture in Starkville since 1977.  In 1998, he was also granted the status of professor emeritus of architecture after completing a ...

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USM adds two to leadership team

Following recommendations by a search committee and endorsement of key constituent groups, University of Southern Mississippi president Martha Saunders announced two appointments to the university’s leadership team which will help maximize philanthropic giving and strengthen USM’s leadership role in research across the Gulf South. Bob Pierce, Southern Miss Alumni Association executive director, has been named vice president for advancement, and ...

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Hatten earns vascular designation

Lewis E. Hatten, M.D., F.A.C.S., recently received designation as a registered physician in vascular interpretation from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Hatten is a physician with Hattiesburg Clinic’s Vascular Specialists in Hattiesburg. He holds a medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson.  Hatten completed an internship, as well as a residency and fellowship ...

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Rountree joins Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), welcomes Mary Rountree as the new business development executive in the Jackson area. Rountree will serve as a CRI advocate while cultivating community relationships, identifying potential client opportunities, and ensuring exceptional customer service. With a successful history of market development in the healthcare sector, she offers CRI demonstrated abilities in developing long-term client relationships ...

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