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2014-02-26 12:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James Y. Kerr II, co-chairman of McGuireWoods' energy industry team, is departing the firm to become general counsel, chief compliance officer and executive vice president of Southern Company, one of the nation's largest electric utilities. Kerr, a partner in the Raleigh office of McGuireWoods LLP and a senior adviser at McGuireWoods Consulting LLC since 2008, will begin his new duties at the Atlanta headquarters of Southern...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'