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Borkowski makes rank of major

Capt. Brian Borkowski, the assistant technical director for military engineering in the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg was promoted to the rank of Army major in a Jan. 14 ceremony, followed by a congratulatory reception at the lab. ERDC commander Col. Kevin J. Wilson, Borkowski’s wife, Melissa, and ...

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Taylor promoted to UROC director

Rhonda Taylor has been selected as director of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Reachback Operations Center (UROC), located at the Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg. As director, Taylor is charged with ensuring success of the overall operational support to the UROC mission. She will also execute UROC day-to-day operations and facilitate requests for information, training and hardware ...

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Ables retires from ERDC

Tim Ables, associate director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) headquartered in Vicksburg, recently retired after more than 38 years of service to ERDC, the Corps and the Army. His career was celebrated in a Dec. 21 ceremony attended by family, friends and colleagues. Ables began his ERDC career in 1972, as a technical editor in ...

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Destination: Vicksburg wedding

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s antebellum homes, its history, its Southern charm and the Mississippi River are assets the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau hopes will draw brides and grooms to the city. “Destination weddings are big business for tourist locations,” said Bill Seratt, VCVB executive director. “For years, people have gone off to the islands and Colorado.” To keep up, VCVB ...

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Teller Hassell and Hopson

This Vicksburg firm began in 1866 as Pittman & Pittman and serves clients in Mississippi and Louisiana. The firm represents locals companies, school boards and medical providers in addition to community members in plaintiff’s and defense cases. Associates are Landman Teller Jr., Douglas E. Hassell, B. Blake Teller, W. Briggs Hopson, III, Jami L. Crews, G. Philip Schrader IV and ...

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Tillotson to tout education at ERDC

Rick Tillotson, a former elementary school principal in the Vicksburg Warren School District, has been named as the education outreach coordinator for the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Tillotson is trying to establish a working relationship between the facility and local schools, teachers and classrooms to generate a greater interest in science, technology, engineering and ...

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ERDC researchers promoted to new level

Three researchers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg were recently promoted to the DBV/GS-15 level, the second-highest level in the scientist and researcher classification of the lab demonstration project. Dr. Zeki Demirbilek, Dr. Kent Danielson and Dr. Stacy Howington were chosen to be a part of the DBV group. Demirbilek is a research hydraulic ...

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Michie new GM at Horizon Casino

Tropicana Entertainment announced that Jeff Michie has been named general manager of its Horizon Casino Hotel in Vicksburg. Michie is a 20-year veteran of the gaming industry. For the past five years he has been with Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Indiana where he was named assistant general manager in 2007 with responsibility for finance, marketing, casino operations, information ...

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Tourism traffic, motor coaches pouring in

  People are on the road again to visit one of the Southeast’s most prominent heritage tourism destinations, the City of Vicksburg. “This spring we have seen a considerable increase in our tourism traffic, especially in the motor coach sector,” said Vicksburg Convention and Visitor’s Bureau executive director Bill Seratt. “We have placed television advertising in our key feeder markets ...

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Norman named chief of Contracting Office

Wendell Norman has been named as chief of the Contracting Office at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg. Norman began his contracting career at the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1992 as an intern. While there, he worked his way up to deputy district chief of contracting and team leader ...

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