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Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler welcomed Jackson Eye Associates to its new suite at Baptist Drive, in addition to welcoming Dr. Alex C. Whittington as the newest staff physician.
Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler welcomed Jackson Eye Associates to its new suite at Baptist Drive, in addition to welcoming Dr. Alex C. Whittington as the newest staff physician.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:00 PM
MADISON — Jackson Eye Associates (JEA) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week in honor of its latest expansion here. The office remains at 401 Baptist Drive but has relocated to Suite 201 to allow for an enlarged Optical Boutique and more space to accommodate its newest physician, Dr. Alex C. Whittington.

Mayor Mary Hawkins Butler spoke at the event. Madison the City Chamber of Commerce and the Madison County Chamber of Commerce each presented JEA with a commemorative plaque of membership.
  • Jackson - Students who want to pursue a career in public relations, journalism, sports broadcasting and electronic communication can now earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations<> from Belhaven University.

    “Public relations is among the fastest-growing career fields, and we're excited to be helping prepare the next generation of PR professionals,” said Bill Moak, chair and assistant professor of public relations. Majors transition into careers that specialize in social media,
  • Trustmark promotes Sylvia Woodard to Vice President
    Trustmark is pleased to announce the promotion of Sylvia Woodard to Vice President at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where she serves as Compensation Analyst.   

    Woodard has 13 years of banking experience.  She earned a Master of Business Administration from Jackson State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with an emphasis in Business Administration from Tougaloo College.  
  • Sloane Andrews joins Martinson’s as new landscape architect
    Martinson’s Garden Works welcomes Sloane Andrews to the design and contracting side of the second-generation garden and landscape business. Andrews received his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Mississippi State University in 2009. After graduating, he moved to the Washington D.C. area to work for internationally known Landscape Construction firm,
  • Trustmark promotes Brooke Meeks to Vice President at HQ
    Trustmark recently announced the promotion of Brooke Meeks to Vice President at its corporate headquarters in Jackson, where she serves as Talent Acquisition Manager.            
  • Charlotte Claire Felder to wed Nicholas Hoffman
    Mr. and Mrs. Doug Elkins of Ridgeland Mississippi and Dr. Paul Felder of Hattiesburg announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Charlotte Claire Felder, to Nicholas John Hoffman, son of Rod Hoffman and Denise Riddleberger of Colorado.

    The bride-elect is the grand daughter of the late James B. Moore and Sarah Moore of Jackson and the late Gene Felder of Hattiesburg and Maxine Felder also of Hattiesburg. The late John Elkins of Eupora and the late Merlee Jennings of Starkville.
  • Up, up and away! Sunny or stormy, Entergy uses drones to improve reliability
    Earlier this year, when strong storms moved through Vicksburg and flooded a substation making it inaccessible from the ground, Entergy Mississippi used drones to look at its equipment and how it was affected by the rising water.

    “Ordinarily, we would fly over the area in a helicopter to inspect the two-mile section of line because much of the area was off-road and there were several river crossings,” said Tison Reno, Entergy Services asset manager engineer
  • Neurosurgeon Dr. Menarvia Nixon Gaddis joins Merit Health Central medical team
    Dr. Nixon Gaddis specializes in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system, including trauma, tumors, infections of the brain or spine, and developmental and degenerative diseases of the spine.

    “We are glad to have Dr. Nixon Gaddis join our medical team,” Merit Health Central CEO Barry Moss said. “Dr. Nixon Gaddis’s skill set is vital to the residents of our community and beyond.”
  • Jackson Healthcare for Women welcomes Dr. Chad E. Cooley as new OB/GYN
    “Dr. Cooley is a seasoned healthcare provider with great compassion for his patients,” said Dr. Emily B. Johnson, chairperson of the board, Jackson Healthcare for Women. “He makes it his priority to ensure patients have access to the latest procedures and technology, while presenting them with the tools they need to optimize their health and well-being. We are very excited about him joining our team.”
  • Bohon recently awarded Accredited Buyer’s Rep   designation by Council
    Paula Ricks, Broker/Owner at KeyTrust Properties Paula Ricks is proud to announce Allison Bohon has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. Allison joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.
  • The Bared Sound visits Jackson
    The Greater Jackson Arts Council proudly presents The Bared Sound: A Symphony of Artists from Taiwan and Mississippi, a group exhibition of works ranging from video, audio to photography, installation and ceramics. The show, marked the first contemporary art exhibition featuring both local Mississippi artists and Taiwanese artists will be on view at 201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi from August 4th through 30th, 2017. There will be a gallery talk at 5:00 p.m. followed by an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4th.
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