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Nipper earns board certification

Elliott B. Nipper, M.D., with Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, P.A., was awarded board certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Nipper received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and psychology from the University of Mississippi. He received his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and completed his residency and internship at University of Mississippi Medical ...

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Heiden recognized for long service

  John Heiden, CEO of Heiden & Garland Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Flowood, was recently honored for 50 years of service in the insurance business. The reception was held at Eagle Ridge Conference Center at Hinds Community College.

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Gonwa joins Royal Realty

    Paul Gonwa has joined Royal Realty Group, LLC, in Madison as a Realtor specializing in land transactions including the sale and purchase of timber, recreational and hunting land. Originally from Illinois, he graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in forestry. He then moved to North Carolina where he obtained a masters degree in forestry with ...

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Groups tap Marchetti, Young

    Wells Marble & Hurst, PLLC, announces that R. David Marchetti has been elected president of Estate Planning Council of Mississippi. Marchetti’s practice principally involves estate planning and probate, along with work in taxation, real estate, corporate and commercial law. He has been a frequent lecturer on estate planning and probate issues for a number of organizations and institutions, ...

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Burke named acting dean at Millsaps

  Dr. Kimberly Burke has been named acting dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College.   She holds bachelor’s   and master’s degrees   from Texas Tech University and a doctorate degree from Oklahoma   State University.

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Baptist adds to medical staff

      Three new physicians have joined the medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle within the past month: Michael Berry, M.D., a general surgeon; Richard L. Johnston, M.D., a gastroenterologist; and Christina Collins, M.D., specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics.     Originally from Columbus, Berry is a cum laude graduate of Mississippi University for Women with a ...

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Phelps Dunbar attorneys honored

Seventy-one Phelps Dunbar attorneys from seven of the firm’s regional office locations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Florida have been named in the 2010 issue of The Best Lawyers in America. Phelps Dunbar as a firm received a No. 1 ranking in 52 categories in the publication. Attorneys recognized in the firm’s Jackson office are Joseph L. Adams, Reuben V. ...

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O'Neill named Honorary Life Member

Duane O’Neill, president and CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, was recently honored as the newest Honorary Life Member (HLM) of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. He was recognized recently at the association’s annual conference in Point Clear, Ala. The HLM designation is the highest award SEDC ...

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O’Neill named Honorary Life Member

Duane O’Neill, president and CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, was recently honored as the newest Honorary Life Member (HLM) of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC), the oldest and largest regional economic development association in North America. He was recognized recently at the association’s annual conference in Point Clear, Ala. The HLM designation is the highest award SEDC ...

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Frascogna added to medical faculty

Dr. Melissa N. Frascogna has joined University of Mississippi Health Care as an assistant professor of pediatric emergency medicine. A 1997 graduate of Millsaps College , Frascogna received the M.D. from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2003. She completed residency training in pediatrics at Northwestern University, Chicago, in 2006 and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the ...

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