Home » News (page 12)

News

Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology gains accreditation

Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology recently received a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Accreditation by the IAC means that Cardiology has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components in the area of Echocardiography. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to provide ...

Read More »

Loan approved for hangar at Hattiesburg-Laurel airport

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is one step closer to its new hangar. During Monday’s meeting of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, The Hattiesburg American reports board members authorized and approved a loan not to exceed $230,000 on behalf of Forrest County and the Airport Authority from the Mississippi Development Authority. The funds will help build the airport’s 17th general ...

Read More »

Hattiesburg bank to buy Louisiana, Florida lenders

Hattiesburg Business Today First Bancshares Inc. of Hattiesburg has announced the purchase agreements for two banks for more than $33 million. The holding company for The First, First Bancshares Inc., in a cash deal bought common shares valued at $31 million to acquire Iberville Bank of Plaquemine, La. First Bancshares also announced an all- stock agreement with Gulf Coast Community Bank of ...

Read More »

Southern Miss scores a safety for stadiums

By NASH NUNNERY The epicenter for spectator sports security isn’t located in a mega-metropolis such as New York, Chicago, London or Barcelona. Actually, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is housed on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The Center is the nation’s first academic center dedicated to spectator sports safety and security ...

Read More »

Southern Miss gets $3M grant to develop pilot programs

The University of Southern Mississippi has won a $3 million federal grant to develop three pilot programs to aid regions whose economic health is dependent on defense initiatives. The university said Tuesday it was selected due to its expertise in economic development and the state’s dependence on Department of Defense spending. DOD spends $5.5 billion per year spent in Mississippi. ...

Read More »

Hattiesburg bank makes appointments

The First, A National Banking Association, recently made made Krystal Phillips the Branch Manager at the 40th Avenue office in Hattiesburg, and named Wilson E. (Billy) Brunt as Market President Commercial Lender in Jackson. Phillips was born in Beaufort, S.C., and grew up in Jacksonville, N.C. She attended Coastal Carolina Community College. She has more than 11 years of Bank Management and Retail Development ...

Read More »

Southern Miss names 3 new College of Business chairs

The College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi will have three new department chairs when the 2016 fall semester begins. Dean of the College of Business Dr. Faye Gilbert said Thursday that Dr. Stacey A. Hall is the new chair of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism, & Sport Management; Dr. Joseph Peyrefitte takes over the Department of ...

Read More »

Byrd named top mortgage banker

Margaret Byrd Margaret Byrd of The First, A National Banking Association, received the Mortgage Banker of the Year Award at the Mississippi Bankers Association Convention. Margaret previously owned and managed The Mortgage Connection and she is now Senior Vice President of Residential Mortgage Lending at The First. The Mortgage Connection was recently acquired by The First. Since 2001 the Mortgage Bankers ...

Read More »

State gives $160,000 to Southern Miss Gulf Park campus

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has presented a $160,000 check to the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast for improvement projects at the Gulf Park campus. The University Club accepted the check Tuesday in Hardy Hall on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach. The Sun Herald reports the MDOT grant will provide a majority of funding for enhancements to ...

Read More »