Tim Morse, Brad McEwen and Ivey Clifton have joined the staff at The Albany Herald.
Morse, with more than 15 years of newspaper experience, has joined the sports staff. He previously was the lead high school sports writer at The Augusta Chronicle for four years and worked at The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer for two and a half years.
Morse is a 1992 graduate of Colquitt County High School and a 1996 graduate of Valdosta State University. He and his wife, Stacy, have one daughter, Olivia, who is eight. They have been involved in youth ministry for the past seven years.
McEwen has joined the news department as a general assignment reporter, concentrating in business and higher education coverage. He is a graduate of Westover High School and Darton College. McEwen received a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Georgia as well as a second bachelor’s degree in religion.
He previously worked as a staff writer for The Toccoa Record in north Georgia. He returned to Albany in 2002, joining Regions Bank where he served in numerous capacities including branch manager and area consumer sales manager. McEwen and his wife, Tay, who is a second grade teacher at Lake Park Elementary School, have two children, Milla Frances, 7, and Barrett “Bear” McEwen
Clifton has joined the sales team as a multimedia account executive. She graduated from Lee County High School and continued her education at Albany Technical College, earning a degree in design and media productions technology.
Clifton previously worked at The Camilla Enterprise and The Pelham Journal as head of creative services and as a staff writer. She will serve as automotive sales lead at The Herald and is a community volunteer, working many years with Fright Nights Haunted House.
Albany bankers Scott Tomlinson and Len Dorminey, have been elected to the board of directors of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia as members at large.
Tomlinson is president and CEO of Flint Community Bank. Dorminey is president and CEO of HeritageBank of the South.
They were chosen during the CBA’s recent annual meeting and trade show at Sandestin. The group represents almost 200 community banks in Georgia and more than 200 associate member companies.
Khaja S. Mohammed, M.D., has joined Cardiology Associates, a member of Phoebe Physician Group.
Mohammed’s addition to Cardiology Associates provides Phoebe with expanded capabilities in the area of interventional cardiology, including specialization in balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
He completed his fellowship training in interventional cardiology following a fellowship training in cardiovascular disease and residency in internal medicine at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. He earned his medical degree at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and served as a resident in internal medicine in the Scarborough and North Yorkshire Healthcare NHS Trust (UK).
Dr. Mohammed is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, adult echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He is a member of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, American College of Cardiology, American College of Physicians and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (UK).
Dr. Mohammed and his wife, Ummul Khair Habeeba, have two children.