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Butler voted onto HORNE's board

HORNE LLP announced the election of Tommy Butler to the firm’s board of directors. Butler joined HORNE in 1998 and has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. He serves as the partner in charge of core services, overseeing offices in Mississippi and Tennessee. Butler, a graduate of Mississippi College, is a member of the American Institute of ...

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Butler voted onto HORNE’s board

HORNE LLP announced the election of Tommy Butler to the firm’s board of directors. Butler joined HORNE in 1998 and has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. He serves as the partner in charge of core services, overseeing offices in Mississippi and Tennessee. Butler, a graduate of Mississippi College, is a member of the American Institute of ...

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Hunter honored for military service

Hollywood Casino Bay St. Louis table games dealer and Vietnam war veteran Allen Hunter has received a medal of appreciation from the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal presented him with the award for serving two tours of duty as a Seabee in the United States Navy. Hunter served his first tour with Mobile Construction Battalion No. ...

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Perrett honored for lifetime achievement

Recently retired Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) deputy director William “Corky” Perret has been awarded the America’s WETLAND Foundation (AWF) Lifetime Achievement Award. Lake Charles, La., Mayor Randy Roach presented Perret with the award at the third-annual America’s Energy Coast Leadership Forum in Biloxi. After receiving both a bachelor of science and master’s degrees from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, ...

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Belhaven brings in new faculty members

Belhaven College has added three new faculty members on the Jackson campus. Caleb Mitchell has joined as assistant professor of dance. He holds a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Arizona and a master of fine arts from the University of California. Benjamin Carr has joined as assistant professor of exercise science. He holds a bachelor of science ...

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Heritage Vision makes donation

Kevin Harrison, owner of Heritage Vision Center in Hattiesburg, recently presented a check for $2,000 to Margaret Buttross-Brinegar, director of the Children’s Center for Communication and Development at the University of Southern Mississippi. Each July, Heritage Vision donates a portion of proceeds from eyeglass sales during that month to the center.

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Keeton replaces Jones on board

Dr. James E. Keeton, recently appointed interim vice chancellor for health affairs at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), is the newest member of the board of directors for the Jackson Medical Mall Foundation. Keeton replaces Dr. Daniel Jones, who was appointed to chancellor of the University of Mississippi. In addition to serving as interim vice chancellor, Keeton is ...

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Yuceer lands $500,000 award

Assistant professor Cetin Yuceer of Mississippi State University’s Forest and Wildlife Research Center is being honored with a 2009 NSF Early Career Development Award of $500,000. He will be seeking to identify and characterize genes that control reproductive bud formation in poplars, fast-growing trees that hold potential use as sources of bioenergy. The Early Career Development Award is the NSF’s ...

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Flynn now seeing patients at clinic

Hattiesburg Clinic welcomes Matthew E. Flynn, RN, MSN, ACNP, FNP, CCRN, to the Department of Pulmonary Medicine. Flynn is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi where he received his bachelors of science in nursing.  He received his masters of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing. Flynn is a member of the ...

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Cognevich to serve as SEDC chair

The Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America, has announced that Angie Cognevich will serve as the incoming chairman on the board of directors. Cognevich is the regional manager of the Mississippi Development Authority’s Southeast Regional Office located in Hattiesburg. She will take office in Jan. 2010. SEDC is a non-profit ...

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