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Hamilton-Ryker promotes Walker, Burress

The Hamilton-Ryker Company recently announced personnel changes. Dedra Walker has been promoted to an executive leadership position with the company as director of staffing operations-Commercial Staffing Division. In addition to her Northeast Mississippi partnership, Walker, who has been with the company for 24 years, will have direct responsibly for the Northwest Tennessee territory that includes the Martin, Union City, Paris ...

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Insurance firm welcomes McDowell

Galloway-Chandler-McKinney announces the addition of a new customer service employee to its professional team, Michelle McDowell. McDowell has joined Galloway-Chandler-McKinney Insurance as a life and health customer service representative in Columbus. She has five years of experience in the insurance field.

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Tyler honored for maintaining certification

Donald Tyler, an EMT-B with Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC), was recently recognized by the board of directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years as a nationally registered EMT.  This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs. To maintain his status as a nationally registered EMT, Tyler completed, on a biennial ...

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Clayton, McLarty elected to new positions

Following a recent meeting of the board of directors of Renasant Bank, E. Robinson McGraw, chairman and CEO, announced that Shawn Clayton has been elected Renasant Division president for DeSoto County and Shane McLarty as senior vice president and corporate relationship officer for DeSoto County. Clayton recently joined Renasant Bank in DeSoto County to serve in the position of division ...

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Dugan rakes in the honors

University of Southern Mississippi accounting professor Michael Dugan, who joined the faculty in June, has received the 2010 “Best Paper” Award for his co-authored article that appeared in the Dec. 2009 issue of the American Accounting Association (AAA) journal “Accounting Horizons.” On top of that, Dugan recently learned that he is ranked among the top five percent of the most ...

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Darby seeing patients at clinic

Nathan C. Darby, M.D., recently joined the physicians at Hattiesburg Clinic Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, specializing in the practice of primary care sports medicine. Darby earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. He holds a medical degree from and completed a family medicine residency at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine (UMMC) ...

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Dunbar named law school’s best

Jack Dunbar has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year of the University of Mississippi School of Law. Co-founder of Holcomb Dunbar, P.A., of Oxford, the honoree was also recently presented the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s 2010 Professionalism Award. Considered the organization’s highest honor, the accolade is given to an attorney whose life, practice and service display outstanding character and ...

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Dunbar named law school's best

Jack Dunbar has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year of the University of Mississippi School of Law. Co-founder of Holcomb Dunbar, P.A., of Oxford, the honoree was also recently presented the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s 2010 Professionalism Award. Considered the organization’s highest honor, the accolade is given to an attorney whose life, practice and service display outstanding character and ...

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KPMG promotes Dussouy, Massey

KPMG-Jackson recently announced that two of its staff has received promotions. Jane Dussouy has been promoted to audit manager. Dussouy received a bachelor of science in accounting and master of business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. Lauren Massey has also been promoted to audit manager. Massey received a bachelor of business administration in accounting and a master of ...

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