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House wins Silver Ant Award

Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) executive director Larry L. “Butch” Brown has presented B.B. House, contract administration engineer, with the Silver Ant Award. The Silver Ant Award is presented to employees who go above and beyond the call of duty in order to get the job done, Brown said. House has served 30 years with MDOT, working in the Holly ...

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Bohach tapped as MSU V.P.

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum announced that Gregory A. Bohach is being named vice president for the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine. His appointment is pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. Bohach has been serving concurrently as associate dean of the university of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences ...

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Carmean elevated to director

Wendy Carmean, who served six years as assistant director for marketing and membership at the University of Mississippi (UM) Alumni Association, has been named to the newly created position of director of brand marketing. An Oxford native, Carmean (formerly Chambers) moved to Iuka during her junior year of high school. After graduating from UM in 1997, she went to work ...

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Physicians added to UMMC staff

Dr. John Cross, assistant professor of medicine, and Dr. Barry Berch, assistant professor of surgery, have joined University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC). They will see patients through University Physicians, part of University of Mississippi Health Care. Cross, whose father, Maj. Gen. Harold Cross, is adjutant general of Mississippi, received the B.S. cum laude from Mississippi State University in 2000 ...

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SRHS adds caregivers, honors staff

The board of trustees of Singing River Hospital System (SRHS) has announced the addition of a new physician and two new nurse practitioners. Dr. Dawn M. Hansen, internal medicine, is a Neenah, Wis., native. She received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. She performed a residency at Keesler Medical Center at the Keesler Air Force Base ...

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Rushing celebrates 10-year anniversary

Cindy Rushing of Saucier has just celebrated 10 years with Rug Decor. Rushing started with Rug Decor of Gulfport as a sales associate, moving quickly into management. She has extensive area rug training. Through her leadership, Rug Decor of Gulfport received the Store of the Year Award in 2006 and 2007 from the Rug Decor Franchise headquartered in St. Louis, ...

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Bruns host United Way reception

Denny and Vicki Bruns recently hosted a reception at their home in Madison for officials from the River Oaks Healthcare network of hospitals. Pictured during the presentation of a “campaign kickoff” donation on behalf of the hospitals are (l-r):  Denny Bruns, CEO, River Oaks Hospital; Monica Daniels, United Way; Carole Burger, United Way; Bill Williams, CFO, HMA Division 4; Barney ...

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Bobo elected national president of CICPAC

HORNE LLP partner Joel Bobo has been elected national president of the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC). Bobo is the firm-wide industry director at HORNE. He joined the firm in 1992, and has more than 25 years of public accountancy experience. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants and ...

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Smith named state's best driver

John Smith Jr. of Mooreville was named the best professional truck driver in Mississippi after winning the tank truck competition and receiving the highest overall score in the nine competing categories at the 2009 Mississippi Truck Driving Championships. The annual event is sponsored by the Mississippi Trucking Association. Smith, who drives for FedEx Ground, now qualifies to compete in the ...

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Smith named state’s best driver

John Smith Jr. of Mooreville was named the best professional truck driver in Mississippi after winning the tank truck competition and receiving the highest overall score in the nine competing categories at the 2009 Mississippi Truck Driving Championships. The annual event is sponsored by the Mississippi Trucking Association. Smith, who drives for FedEx Ground, now qualifies to compete in the ...

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