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Newsmakers in Business, Aug. 24
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Cantrell names domestic sales representatives
Cantrell, a poultry processing equipment sales and service company based in Gainesville, has announced the addition of domestic sales representatives Ray Tatum and Stephen Morrison.

Tatum is responsible for Cantrell's accounts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.

Tatum has worked as a complex safety manager for a poultry company, a plant manager for a food service company and a regional sales executive for a national equipment company. A Louisiana Tech University graduate, he and his wife, Tracie, have two children.

Morrison is the company's representative in Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York.

Morrison, who holds an agriculture engineering degree from the University of Delaware, has an extensive background in the poultry industry. He and his wife, Christine, have two daughters.

McManus completes internship with Ingles pharmacy
Kathleen McManus recently completed an internship with Ingles pharmacy, assisting in setting-up and opening the new store in Chestnut Mountain. She has an MBA in finance and is pursuing a pharmacy degree at the University of Georgia.

McManus lives in Hall County and is a member of the American Pharmacists Association and the Christian Pharmacists Fellowship International.

Jones joins Northeast Georgia Inpatient Services
Indie Fay Jones M.D., has joined Northeast Georgia Inpatient Services' hospitalist program of The Longstreet Clinic.

After receiving her bachelor's degree from State University of New York at Buffalo, Jones went on to earn her medical degree from SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her residency in internal medicine at Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association.

Inpatient physicians, or "hospitalists," focus on caring for hospitalized patients by dedicating their practice to the hospital.

Hospitalists ensure continuity of care as they consult with specialists, discuss diagnostic test results and answer questions about patient care.

Northeast Georgia Inpatient Services currently employs 16 physicians and three nurse practitioners.

Scott named head technician for Pro Import
Pro Import/Pro Volvo has announced that Richard Scott has been named head technician.

"Richard brings over 20 years of Volvo experience to our organization and will be a very valuable asset," said Fred Powell, co-owner of Pro Import. "He is up to date on all of the complicated computer controlled network systems installed on these modern vehicles. He also has extensive experience on Japanese vehicles."

Scott is involved with his church and is currently studying to be a youth pastor. He and his wife, Kim, have three children and reside in Forsyth County.

Witcher receives mastership from dental academy
The Academy of General Dentistry has announced that Michael Witcher, a Gainesville dentist, has received the Mastership Award at a ceremony in Orlando, Fla.

The award is the highest honor available in the AGD and is a respected designation in the profession. To accomplish this, Witcher completed 1,100 hours of continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours dedicated to hands-on skills and techniques.

"Dr. Witcher's accomplishment shows his allegiance to the profession and commitment to ensuring his patients receive excellent oral care," said Paula Jones, the academy president.

Witcher graduated from Emory University in 1982 and is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association and the Hall County Dental Society.

He practices with his wife, Elizabeth and daughter, Sally Evans, who are both dentists. His daughter, Bethany Cash, has worked with the practice since 1994. A son, David is a student at Gainesville State College.

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