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Over 2,000 Attend MEC's 68th Annual Meeting April 27

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Appearances by Mississippi songwriter and entertainer Mac McAnally and HGTV Home Town stars Ben & Erin Napier highlighted MEC's 68th Annual Meeting, held on April 27, 2017, at the Jackson Convention Complex.

DSC 1457MEC Interim President Scott Waller (right) interviews Mac McAnally


Over 2,000 statewide elected officials and business and community leaders attended MEC's largest event, which featured a morning session with Ben & Erin Napier and another on The Economics of Transportation, a panel discussion which featured Paula Dowell, Ph.D., Principal and Director of Economics at Cambridge Systematics, Inc.; Mike McCormick, President of Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation; and Rodney Grogan, President of MMC Materials, Inc. The Economics of Transportation panel was moderated by Interim MEC President & CEO Scott Waller, IOM.

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STAR Student Program Honors 285 Scholars -
Most Ever in Program History

(From Left) M.B. Swayze Foundation Executive Director Katy Pacelli; TOP ALL-STAR Scholar Andy Zhao, and his STAR Teacher Kishan Patel; Suzie Welch, STAR Teacher of 1st Runner Up Allen Yang Huang; 2nd Runner Up Benjamin W. Robertson and his STAR Teacher David Ollar; and M.B. Swayze Foundation Chair Anthony Wilson of Mississippi Power.

Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science student Andy Zhao was recently named Mississippi's TOP ALL-STAR Scholar at the 52nd Annual Education Celebration, held by the Mississippi Economic Council's M.B. Swayze Foundation. Zhao scored a perfect 36 composite score on the American College Test (ACT) with perfect combined scores of 144, and held an average of 98.26 GPA. A $24,000 scholarship provided by the Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Charitable Foundation, Inc. was presented to Zhao by Katy Pacelli, Executive Director of the Foundation.

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Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist Merge

Baptist Memorial Health Care, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and Mississippi Baptist Health Systems of Jackson, have completed a merger, making the new health care system one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country.

Baptist Memorial, with 17 hospitals in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee, and Mississippi Bapt

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Christens Destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117)

“These Arleigh Burke destroyers provide our leaders with the ability to conduct a wide range of missions,” s...

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Entergy Opens Innovative Substation Training Facility in Clinton

“This is the only training facility of its kind in Entergy’s four-state utility service territory,” sa...

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Atmos Energy Donates $20,000 to Greenville YMCA

A major renovation to the Y was set back by a fire in December of 2015 that caused almost a quarter-million dollars in d...

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Marty Stuart to Headline Governor’s Concert at Mississippi Bicentennial North

Marty Stuart will lead the Governor’s Concert lineup on June 24 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing...

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Winston Plywood & Veneer Holds Grand Opening in Louisville

“The grand opening of Winston Plywood & Veneer is evidence of what can be accomplished when business partners...

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Groundbreaking Held for District at Midtown in Hattiesburg

Located at 31st Avenue directly across Hardy Street from The University of Southern Mississippi, The District at Midtown...

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