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Ford Joins Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South

V. Ashley Ford, CNP, recently joined Elizabeth Francis Rose, MD, FAAD, at Hattiesburg Clinic Dermatology – South. Ms. Ford will assist Dr. Rose in providing dermatological care to patients. Dermatology – South, located at 3 Thompson Park in Hattiesburg, Miss., is a full-service dermatology clinic that offers comprehensive dermatologic care for all ages and skin types. Services include the treatment ...

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Cleaning without toxics a draw for customers of Freedom Cleaning

By BECKY GILLETTE Jacqueline Lee, 31, earned a degree in photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) in 2006. In 2011, Lee was in between jobs and looking at a source of income where she could be self-employed. She took an accounting class at USM, and decided she wanted to try her hand as a small business owner. “I ...

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USM to host National Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security Summit

By BECKY GILLETTE HATTIESBURG — More than 67 million people in the U.S. attend intercollegiate football games in the U.S. That not only has a huge economic impact on the communities where these events occur, but it also can make such gatherings a target for terrorists. “Nowadays, if you look at the world, special events whether sporting events or some ...

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DRONES TO THE RESCUE — 3 state colleges combine skills to build ambulance drones

By BECKY GILLETTE Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA, senior associate dean with the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an emergency physician with a specialty in disaster medicine and emergency response. The former director of the American Medical Association Public Health Readiness Office in Chicago is now using his experience to work with Hinds Community College to develop ambulance ...

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Forrest General Hospital becomes first in the state to perform a transcatheter mitral valve repair

Forrest General Hospital became the first hospital in Mississippi to treat mitral regurgitation using transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with MitraClip therapy on Thursday, Jan. 5. The procedure was performed by a Forrest General team of cardiologists led by Christopher Douglas, M.D., cardiologist. The mitral valve, located between the two left chambers of the heart, has two flaps of tissue, called ...

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Tommy Thornton to serve as grand marshal for Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo

Tommy Thornton, Executive Director of Hattiesburg Clinic, will serve as grand marshal for the 32nd Annual Southern Miss Coca-Cola Classic Rodeo, set for Feb. 17-18 at the James Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center. Thornton earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi and later a MBA with an emphasis in management. He has served as an ...

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Hattiesburg’s The First Bancshares announces the acquisition of Iberville Bank and Gulf Coast Community Bank

The First Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, (www.thefirstbank.com), based in Hattiesburg, has announced that it has acquired Gulf Coast Community Bank, based in Pensacola, FL and Iberville Bank, based in Plaquemine, LA. The First Bancshares President and CEO Hoppy Cole said: “We are pleased to welcome the customers and staff of both ...

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