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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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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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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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Power co-op gets bond rating upgrade after exiting Kemper deal

Cooperative Energy and its 11 co-op members will see lower debt costs on $35.4 million bond   By TED CARTER Bailing out of its 15 percent ownership stake in Mississippi Power’s Kemper gasification plant has helped Hattiesburg-based Cooperative Energy gain a ratings upgrade on a $35.4 million bond issue. The electric power co-op, which changed its name to Cooperative Energy from ...

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Upon turning 50, USM’s Nursing College moves to state-of-the-art home

By TED CARTER The opening of University of Southern Mississippi’s Asbury Hall for classes Jan. 17 gives USM a leading role in a strategy by which Mississippi has more than doubled its nursing school graduates since the start of the previous decade. USM’s college of Nursing already accounts for 23.55 percent of nursing baccalaureate degrees awarded in the state, followed by ...

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First of 4 sentenced in Hattiesburg on corruption charges

The first of four people has been sentenced to probation in a Hattiesburg corruption case. WDAM-TV reports that U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett on Monday sentenced developer Artie Fletcher to three years’ probation and $69,000 restitution to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Fletcher pleaded guilty to failing to report a felony. The Rev. Kenneth Fairley, his co-defendant, ...

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USM, City of Hattiesburg partnership to benefit young adults

Following high school, some young adults go to college, while an equal number go to work. Other young people, particularly those with disabilities or who are racially and economically diverse, may not find their path to adulthood so easily. The STEP UP to Leadership Council at The University of Southern Mississippi Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) is an inclusive leadership ...

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