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TODD SMITH — Twitter to begin labeling misinformation

Twitter is experimenting with adding brightly colored labels directly beneath lies and misinformation posted by politicians and other public figures, according to a leaked demo of new features shared with NBC News. Twitter confirmed that the leaked demo, which was accessible on a publicly available site, is one possible iteration of a new policy to target misinformation. The social media ...

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Belhaven University announces new degree in digital media

Belhaven University is now offering a degree in the fast-growing field of digital media. From apps to games, news, social networking, and even software, digital media blends technology and content that is seen, watched, and read every day. “Belhaven’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media will help students prepare for an increasingly-digital world,” said Bill Moak, Belhaven University’s Chair and ...

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Power named president of Community Bank’s mortgage division

Mark E. Power, Jr. has been named president of Community Bank’s mortgage division. A native of Jackson, Power previously served as Vice President of Business Development for Community Bank and has been in banking, real estate, and the practice of law for twenty years. In his new role, Power will lead the Mortgage Division, which encompasses mortgage operations across Community ...

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Trustmark promotes Wendy Warren to vice president and trust officer

Trustmark has announced that Wendy Warren has been promoted to Vice President and Trust Officer at its Corporate Office, where she currently serves as Retirement Plan Services Client Services Administrator. She joined Trustmark in 1998 and has over 22 years of banking experience. Warren holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Belhaven University.

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PHIL HARDWICK: Keep colleagues involved and part of the process

“Did you get the memo?”“Which memo?”“The one about the new policy?”“What policy?”New policies or procedures are often implemented and announced with just an email memo to employees. That’s fine when the policy is a relatively minor one such as changing the hours of a particular department or introducing a new form. However, some new policies require more employee involvement and employee buy-in before ...

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Former Jones County Supervisor Jerome Wyatt found guilty of embezzlement

State Auditor Shad White announced former Jones County Supervisor Jerome Wyatt has been convicted of embezzlement in Judge Dal Williamson’s chamber of Jones County Circuit Court. The case was prosecuted by District Attorney Anthony J. Buckley. Wyatt was arrested by Special Agents from the State Auditor’s office in October 2018 after being indicted. He used “The Gentlemen’s Club” – a Laurel Middle ...

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Hubbard joins the Pediatric Clinic in Hattiesburg

Mariel C. Hubbard, CPNP-PC, recently joined The Pediatric Clinic, a department of Hattiesburg Clinic. Hubbard provides care to children with acute illness or injury. She also offers patient and family education regarding diagnosis and treatment. Prior to joining the clinic, she worked in the Pediatric Emergency Room at University of Mississippi Medical Center for 11 years, with seven of those ...

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VT Halter’s Younger receives prestigious award

Buck Younger, Vice President of Engineering with VT Halter Marine, was named the Marine Engineer/Naval Architect of the Year by the Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE). VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), is a company of ST Engineering North America. VT Halter Marine also sponsored the two MACE scholarship winners. In April 2019, VT Halter Marine announced that the ...

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Barnes joins Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine

Casie W. Barnes, AGACNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Critical Care Medicine. Barnes cares for patients at Forrest General Hospital who are in the intensive care unit. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Miss. She obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Ala. ...

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Little joins Pyron Group Insurance as agent

Pyron Group Insurance recently announced the hiring of Zac Little who joins its Jackson team as an agent. The Brandon native is a graduate of the Mississippi State University’s Risk Management and Insurance program. He is a member of the Gamma Iota Sigma professional fraternity. Before joining Pyron Group, Little held internships at Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance and SouthGroup ...

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