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Bowman assumes role as Cooperative Energy CEO

Cooperative Energy’s Board of Directors in May named Jeff Bowman as president, and the successor to long-time president and CEO Jim Compton, who is now President Emeritus. Bowman, 48, becomes only the fourth CEO in the company’s history. Cooperative Energy is a not-for-profit, Member-owned generation and transmission cooperative that provides electricity to 55 counties throughout western and southern Mississippi. Bowman ...

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Edney named President of Mississippi Bar Foundation

The Mississippi Bar Foundation has named Butler Snow attorney Andrea La’Verne Edney president for the 2019-2020 year. Edney’s term began Aug. 1. Founded in 1963, the bar foundation’s purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profesion and to administer a grant making program. That project, known by its acronym “IOLTA” (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), ...

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Swartzfager NAEE president

Selena Swartzfager, president of the MS Council on Economic Education has been elected as President of the National Association of Economic Educators.  Swartzfager served two terms as treasurer prior to being elected as president. The National Association of Economic Educators is the professional association of economic educators with a mission to advance economic and financial literacy by serving educators. Swartzfager ...

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LaForge to lead Gulf South

Delta State University President William N. LaForge has taken office as the President of the Gulf South Conference. He has spent the past two years as Vice President of the GSC. The President of the GSC oversees the Board of Directors for the league and is responsible for chairing all Board and general session meetings, appoints all standing and special ...

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Renasant taps Mitchell Waycaster president

Renasant Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer E. Robinson McGraw announced that the board of directors of Renasant Corporation and Renasant Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, unanimously elected C. Mitchell Waycaster as President and Chief Operating Officer of both the Company and Renasant Bank. McGraw will remain in his capacity as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for both the Company ...

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College Board gives Keenum contract extension, raise

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has received a raise and a four-year contract extension. Minutes released by the College Board show members voted unanimously in closed session in October to raise Keenum’s salary from $429,000 to $454,700 a year, starting Nov. 1 when the contract extension took effect. The state is paying half of the new salary, ...

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Barbour says 'tar babies' quote not meant to offend

JACKSON — Former Gov. Haley Barbour acknowledges he used the term “tar babies” to describe President Barack Obama’s policies, but says “neither the context nor the connotation was intended to offend.” The website Politico first reported Barbour made the remark during a Nov. 6 conference call with clients of the Washington lobbying firm he founded, BGR. In a statement sent ...

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Bounds, Ross make short list for next University of Nebraska president

JACKSON — The University of Nebraska’s presidential search committee has named four finalists to replace former President J.B. Milliken, and they include two men who have played prominent roles in Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning. The finalists announced today are Hank Bounds, Mississippi’s commissioner for higher education; George Ross, current president of Central Michigan University and former president of Alcorn ...

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MSU's Keenum chosen for SEC commissioner search committee

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has been named to a committee that will search for a new commissioner of the Southeastern Conference. Commissioner Mike Slive announced last week he will retire from the post next July, after 13 years in that position. Others on the search committee are David Gearhart, chancellor of the University of Arkansas; Judith ...

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