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Foundation recognizes Headrick

Ellisville native Katie Tucker Headrick has been named Volunteer of the Year for 2013 by the Hattiesburg-based Leaf Foundation. She is currently a member of the board of directors for the foundation. According to board chair Michael Marks, Headrick is defined by a lifetime of community service, charitable giving and helping those in need. Close to Headrick’s heart through personal ...

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A tale of the chase: the Hattiesburg tornado

It is one of the lasting images of the recent Hattiesburg tornado. Almost a half-million people have clicked on the 5 and-a-half-minute YouTube video of a stormchaser racing down Hardy Street, only to be cutoff by an EF4 tornado as it plows into the south side of the University of Southern Mississippi campus. Harrowing, awe-inspiring and scary. But for John ...

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Weather Channel apologizes for Hattiesburg name goof

Eventually, The Weather Channel will learn its Mississippi geography. The weather network has apologized for referring to Hattiesburg as Johannesburg, MS, in its post-tornado coverage Monday. During Hurricane Issac, the network upset many when it referred to Mississippi as the “Land Mass between New Orleans and Mobile,” prompting a Facebook page by that name. The Weather Channel apology said: “Thank ...

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MBA program returning to Hattiesburg

The next couple of years will be key to the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business, with the return of the MBA program to the Hattiesburg campus, the selection of a new dean and the opening of a new building to house its students, faculty and staff in Hattiesburg. Budget cuts in 2010 forced the suspension of Hattiesburg’s MBA ...

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Nugent elected President

Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member. The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater excellence and access to nursing ...

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Bank welcomes Lacher

Jeff Lacher has joined Community Bank as vice president in the Hardy Street Office in Hattiesburg. Lacher has more than seven years of experience as a banker, most previously with Trustmark Bank. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with bachelors of business administration in both management and marketing. Involved in the community, Lacher is a member of the ...

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