Local residents honored
Special to The Star
Dec. 9, 2001
The Home Builders Association of Mississippi recently announced its winners of the Best in Mississippi Building and Remodeling Awards, recognizing Donnie Massey of D&H Construction in Meridian as a category winner. Massey currently serves as president of the state association.
Massey won the Single-Family New Construction more than 2,500 square feet custom home category for his entry, the "Broome Residence." This beautiful 4,270 square foot home is made of painted brick, coined corners and copper tops that cover the front entrance and dormers. A patio extends across the back of the house and is partly shaded with a wooden arbor.
Upon entering the foyer, the eye is led throughout the downstairs rooms as well as up the beautifully crafted wrought iron staircase. The centrally located family room is adorned with deep crown molding, a custom-built mantle with dark marble, arched bookcase, and red oak hardwood floors.
The Best in Mississippi Building and Remodeling Awards are sponsored by HBAM, a 3,600-member statewide trade association that serves as the voice of the Mississippi housing industry. The competition honors outstanding work of the state's builders and remodelers.
Navy Lt. Cmdr. Darrell L. Mathis, son of Clemmie and Bettye Mathis of Meridian, has been named executive officer at the Defense Supply Center Richmond, a primary level field activity of the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va.
In this position, Mathis is responsible to the installation commander for directing the executive staff and performing coordination functions for a work force consisting of over 2,300 civilians and military personnel.
Serving within the DoD supply chain as the primary source of supply for nearly 900,000 repair parts and operating supply items, Defense Supply Center Richmond has been designated as the lead center for aviation within the Defense Logistics Agency.
Mathis is a 1988 graduate of Southeast Lauderdale High School. Selected to participate in the Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program, he enlisted in the Navy in 1991.
He is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate of Jackson State University with a bachelor of science degree in finance. He received his Navy commission through the Naval Officer Candidate School in September 1992. Mathis earned a subspecialty in acquisition and contract management in 1997.
In his 10 years of naval service, Mathis has served in a variety of assignments, both at sea and ashore. His sea duty tours include assignments on the USS Bristol County (LST 1198), PCU/USS Arctic (AOE 8) and PCU/USS Higgins (DDG 76).
During his assignment with the Defense Contract Management Command, Pittsburgh, Pa., Mathis volunteered for a six-month Bosnia deployment to serve on a joint contingency contracting team responsible for administering the $500 million Logistic Civilian Augmentation Program contract in support of Operation Joint Guard.
Mathis' personal awards include two Joint Service Commendation Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and various campaign and unit awards.
Justin M. Cobb of Meridian has been sworn in as a new admittee during the Fall Bar Admission Ceremony sponsored by the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division.
Cobb graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School and joins his father, Leonard B. Cobb, in the legal profession.
The bar admission ceremony took place at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. Admittees took several oaths to enable them to practice law in various state and federal courts.