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USM takes on security — ‘Hacking for Defense’ class will teach how to innovate solutions

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT One started with Legos and Lincoln Logs, while the other favored remote control vehicles and model rockets growing up in his hometown of Richton. Now, Professors Henry Jones and Daniel DeMott, along with mentors from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and the intelligence community, will show University of Southern Mississippi students how to innovate solutions ...

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Modes to protect university research for tech transfer have shifted dramatically

By BECKY GILLETTE The field of technology transfer from higher education to business and commercial developments once focused strongly on obtaining patents for products developed by university research. Today, there are many commercialization projects that may benefit more from other types of protection, said Chase Kasper, assistant vice president for research, technology transfer and corporate relations, University of Southern Mississippi (USM). ...

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Lil’ Butcher Shop provides not just meats, but casseroles of many types

By BECKY GILLETTE A couple of generations ago, butcher shops were common. Today most meats are packaged off site, possibly in another state, and sold in large supermarkets. Reviving the old tradition in Hattiesburg—while adding quite a few new twists such as ready to go casseroles—is a Hub City favorite called the Lil’ Butcher Shop http://www.lilbutchershoppe.com/ at 1910 Broadway Drive. ...

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Hattiesburg banker elected as President of Mississippi Young Bankers

Wes Rouse of Magnolia State Bank in Hattiesburg has been elected to serve as President of Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Bob Glover of The Peoples Bank in Ripley was elected Vice-President, and Marc Petro of Community Bank in  Ridgeland is Treasurer. MYB conducts programs around the state about personal finance. The section also promotes leadership ...

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Thornton wins ‘Best Employee Award’

Jeremy Thornton of Hattiesburg, an outside sales representative at MCS Insulation, has been recognized as a “Best Employee” Insulate America offers a quarterly program called “Best Employee” in which Thornton received a free t-shirt, certificate, publication with his picture and article featured, and a $100 gift card from American Express. Thornton has only been with the company since October and already ...

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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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