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Jones new MBJ ad director

During her under- graduate years at Jackson State University, Tami Jones majored in criminal justice and fully expected to become an attorney. But a funny thing happened on her path to taking the bar examination. "I fell into sales shortly after graduation and I can’t imagine doing anything else," said Jones.  "I’ve never worked a day in a criminal justice ...

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Butler Snow attorneys make news

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, has announced that Ben Watson and Ryan Beckett were elected officers of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association – the professional organization for private and government lawyers and judges involved in federal practice. Watson will serve as president and Beckett as secretary. Watson is a member of Butler Snow’s Commercial Litigation ...

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USM eyeing V.P. candidates

Three candidates for the position of vice president for research at the University of Southern Mississippi will visit the Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast campuses in the next few weeks for interviews and meetings with university constituents. Selected by a university search committee, the candidates include: Dr. A. Gordon Emslie, associate vice president for research and dean of the graduate college ...

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Cirlot adds Leung, Vann

The Cirlot Agency has added two new employees. Tina Leung joins as brand strategist. Most recently, she served as Internet sales director at WLBT, where she exceeded the Internet sales goal for the first time in the station’s history. A native of Greenville and graduate (marketing) of the University of Mississippi, Leung has also successfully launched several web sites and ...

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Golmon, Masters named shareholders

Bradley Golmon and Jonathan Masters, attorneys with the Oxford firm of Holcomb Dunbar, have been named shareholders in the firm. Golmon’s primary areas of practice are commercial litigation, collections, commercial and residential financing, insurance defense and family law. He is a 1996 graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a member of Mississippi Law Journal ...

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MSH names year's best workers

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored all of its 2009 Employees of the Month, but three of those walked away from the recognition ceremony with the top honors – Employee of the Year. Brenda Hayes of Florence, Lisa Nichols of Brandon and Sharron Mills of Jackson were named the 2009 Employees of the Year. Hayes received the honor for direct ...

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MSH names year’s best workers

Mississippi State Hospital (MSH) recently honored all of its 2009 Employees of the Month, but three of those walked away from the recognition ceremony with the top honors – Employee of the Year. Brenda Hayes of Florence, Lisa Nichols of Brandon and Sharron Mills of Jackson were named the 2009 Employees of the Year. Hayes received the honor for direct ...

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Keeton named permanent dean

Dr. James E. Keeton has been named dean of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in Jackson. Keeton has been interim dean of the medical school for the past seven months. He was also named vice chancellor for health affairs. Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones, who formerly held both positions, says he will submit the names of Keeton and ...

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CDFL makes addition to team

Cooke Douglass Farr Lemons Architects and Engineers, P.A., is pleased to announce new members added to their team. Katie Jo Collins has joined CDFL as an interior designer. Collins graduated from Mississippi College with a bachelor’s of science in interior design. She has eight years of experience in the field. Amanda Taylor has joined CDFL as sustainability coordinator. Taylor graduated ...

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Breuckens made V.P. at M&F Bank

Kristi Beuckens has been named vice president of commercial lending in the Oxford market at M&F Bank. Beuckens, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., holds a BBA in banking and finance and managerial finance from the University of Mississippi, an MBA from UM and brings more than five years of commercial lending experience to M&F Bank. Active in her community, ...

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