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Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson to name Keith Davis as Chief of Staff

Secretary of State-elect Michael Watson announced that he will be hiring Keith Davis as his Chief of Staff. Watson was elected in November with 59% of the vote to become Mississippi’s next Secretary of State. Keith Davis is currently serving as the Chief of Enforcement for the Department of Marine Resources (DMR), a position he has held since July, 2014. ...

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White leads Cochran staff

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, recently named Brad White as the chief of staff, effective Jan. 1, 2017. White has served as Cochran’s state director since June 2015. In his new position, White will advise the senator and oversee his Senate office staff in Washington and Mississippi. White will replace Keith Heard, who ...

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Williams joins Fitch staff

Michelle Williams has joined the staff of State Treasurer Lynn Fitch as Chief of Staff. Williams spent nearly 25 years in Washington, D.C., primarily working on Capitol Hill. She held a number of positions there, concluding her federal service as Chief of Staff to two U.S. Representatives, including a leading member of the House Committee on Financial Services. Williams holds ...

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Ziegler's sentencing ends DMR embezzlement case

BILOXI — Former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Chief of Staff Joseph Ziegler has been sentenced to three years’ probation. Ziegler was the last of 10 individuals to be sentenced as part of the state and federal investigation into DMR. He was also ordered to pay $184,487.28 in restitution and a $5,000 fine. He will begin making payments of $1,000 ...

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Barbour joining Butler Snow law firm

RIDGELAND — Former Gov. Haley Barbour and his former chief of staff Paul Hurst will join Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada PLLC (Butler Snow), according to the firm. Barbour and Hurst will provide leadership to the firm in the areas of economic development, government relations, strategic planning and business development. “Gov. Barbour and Paul are tremendous assets for our ...

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Thompson named chief of staff

Dr. Allen H. “Buddy” Thompson, internist and partner in the Greenville Clinic, has been named Delta Regional Medical Center’s chief of staff. Thompson as chief of staff will serve as the chief medical officer and principal official of the staff. Thompson, a Greenville native, attained his bachelor of science degree in biology from Delta State University. He attained his doctor ...

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