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Siegfried named president, CEO of Southern Pine Electri

Southern Pine Electric has named Jason S. Siegfried as president and chief executive officer. Siegfried replaces Donald L. Jordan, who retired May 1. He becomes the fifth CEO in Southern Pine Electric’s nearly 80 years of operation. Siegfried has more than 15 years of experience with the cooperative working in engineering, operations, economic development and rate-making. The last five years ...

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Stonnington Farm creates fertile ground for grassfed beef in South Mississippi

By BECKY GILLETTE Editor’s note: This is a condensed version of an article originally published in Stockman Grass Farmer. PERKINSTON — When Dr. Michael Stonnington first meets people and talks about his 378-acre grassfed beef operation, he doesn’t usually tell them that in addition to being a grassfed cattle farmer, he is an orthopedic surgeon. That is because people tend to think ...

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Forrest General earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation

Forrest General Hospital has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. “Forrest Health’s outstanding employees are vital to our organization. We know that by caring for our employees and staff, we are enabling them to care for our patients, who deserve the highest ...

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USM student-athletes excel in banking and finance program

We’ve all seen or heard the conventional rap on collegiate student-athletes: preferential treatment while taking the easiest courses offered. At The University of Southern Mississippi, that long-held stereotype has been expelled. Enter Cameron Tom, Picasso Nelson Jr., Parker Adamson, Brittany Taylor, and Randall Dias II – scholarship student-athletes who are making distinct marks in the highly demanding banking and finance ...

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Forrest General unveils Xenex LightStrike germ-zapping robots

Forrest General Hospital today unveiled LightStrike™ Germ-Zapping Robots™ that are being used to destroy potentially lethal germs and bacteria that can pose a risk to patient and employee safety. Forrest General is the first hospital in south Mississippi to tap into a technology that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy bacteria, viruses, mold, and other pathogens. “We want to do everything ...

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Oseola McCarty house in Hattiesburg to be turned into museum

The former home of Oseola McCarty, a benefactor for the University of Southern Mississippi, is set to be relocated and turned into a museum. Hattiesburg Convention Commission Executive Director Rick Taylor tells The Hattiesburg American that when the house was placed in a recent tax sale, the commission decided to preserve the property and McCarty’s legacy. Details like cost, location ...

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Hattiesburg business bringing Leadercast to Mississippi on May 5

Leadercast,the largest one-day leadership event in the world, will be broadcast live in Hattiesburg on Friday, May 5, 8am-3pm at the Thad Cochran Center at The University of Southern Mississippi. Jennifer and Steve Clark, owners of Emerge Events, are excited to be bringing this national simulcast to Hattiesburg. This event will inspire purpose-driven leaders, teams, and companies. This year’s theme ...

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