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Tollison sworn in as president of The Mississippi Bar

Butler Snow attorney Amanda Jones Tollison was sworn in as president of The Mississippi Bar for the 2019-2020 year. Tollison’s term began July 13. Tollison has been an active member of The Mississippi Bar for a number of years, having served on the board of bar commissioners as second vice president and as president-elect, as president of the young lawyers ...

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Forrest General Hospital among nation’s top performing hospitals

For the fifth consecutive year, Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Forrest General is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

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Mutual Credit Union names McAlpin manager of Raymond branch

Mutual Credit Union announced the promotion of Brent McAlpin to Branch Manager of the Mutual Credit Union Raymond Branch. McAlpin began his career at Mutual in 2015 after three years in the financial industry. McAlpin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sports Management and a Minor in Public Relations from Mississippi State University. He ...

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IP Recognizes Outstanding Team Members of the Month for April and May

IP Casino Resort Spa recognized several outstanding team members for their service, dedication and work ethic for April and May. April’s honorees included team members Dottie Clark (Reservations), Niokie Johnson (Housekeeping), Kim Le (Table Games), Brian Bean (Banquets), Nicholas Schwartz (Facilities) and Laurrencka Willard (Housekeeping). May’s honorees included team members Tina Hamilton (Environmental Services), Juan Perez (Environmental Services), Jonathan Sheldon ...

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Williams recognized by ACA International

In recognizing the outstanding individuals and organizations who have demonstrated excellence in the accounts receivable management industry, ACA International presented Dick Williams of Flowood with the Unit Leader of the Year Award for his work with the Gulf States Collectors Association. This award is bestowed upon an ACA member recognized for making outstanding contributions to a state unit during the ...

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Clay joins People Lease

James Clay joined People Lease as the Business Development Manager and Licensed Insurance Agent. Clay has been in sales and customer service for over 10 years. He has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State University. Clay lives in Brandon and enjoys outdoor activities, sports and spending time with friends and family.

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Coppage named Executive Director at Washington County Economic Alliance

The Washington County Economic Alliance (WCEA) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the promotion of Will Coppage to Executive Director. In his new role, he will spearhead industrial attraction; retention and expansion of existing industry; workforce training and development; and Chamber-based initiatives centered on small business. Coppage, a Greenville native, replaces Cary Karlson who is retiring from the WCEA ...

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Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi announces new leadership

Josh Smith, President of Insurance & Risk Managers in Brookhaven, was elected Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi (IIAM). Josh’s election as Chairman follows an active involvement with the association that includes serving as Vice Chairman, Chairman-Elect, as a Board and Executive Committee member, and as Young Agents Chairman. Smith is currently serving as IIAM-PAC Chairman. Smith has ...

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Murphree, Hatcher join Haddox Reid

Kyle Murphree and Lauren Hatcher joined the audit division of the CPA firm of Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC as audit staff members. Murphree graduated from Mississippi State University, where he received his Bachelor of Accountancy and Masters of Taxation. He was born and raised in Fulton. Hatcher graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her Bachelor ...

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Junior League of Jackson announces board of directors

The Junior League of Jackson has announced the 2019-2020 Board of Directors for the organization. The members are: Front Row (left to right): Adriane Louie, Placement Chair; Staci McNinch, President-Elect, LaKeysha Isaac, President; Ellie Word, Membership Vice President. Second Row: Allison Simpson, Operations Vice President; Missy Heidelberg, Treasurer; Katie Browning, Fund Development Vice President; Kacey Matthews, Member-at-Large; Erin Pickens, Training ...

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