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Mississippi bankers get new chair, association board members

Hancock Bank President & CEO Carl J. Chaney has a busy year ahead heading up a large bank acquisition and chairing the Mississippi Bankers Association. He will be guiding his Gulf Port regional bank’s takeover of New Orleans-based Whitney Bank Holding Co. and leading his fellow Mississippi bankers in setting the banking association’s policy and strategies during a time of ...

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Small Business Spotlight: FRESH INK

After six years of owning Fresh Ink, the Jackson stationery, invitation and gift shop, Elizabeth Upchurch still gasps when she gets a beautiful invitation in the mail. That’s because occasionally, Upchurch won’t get to see a project from creation to fruition. “I will just gasp when I see it. People get so many things in the mail — yucky bills ...

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New $3M asphalt plant to be built in Leflore Co.

GREENWOOD — Leflore County supervisors have agreed to sell 15 acres at a local industrial for a new asphalt plant that will bring up to 20 new jobs. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports APAC-Mississippi proposed the $3 million project. Supervisors gave the company an option for five additional acres. The Greenwood City Council must also approve the sale. APAC bought J.J. ...

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North Mississippi rail line reopening hits a snag

GREENWOOD — Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert says the reopening of the rail line between Greenwood and West Point has run into a snag. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Tagert told a civil group this week that the state has offered up to $15 million to the project, but Genesee & Wyoming, which owns the 90-mile stretch, has not brought any funding ...

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Work begins on new assault ship at Ingalls

PASCAGOULA — Ingalls Shipbuilding has begun construction on LPD 26, the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship. The Mississippi Press reports the vessel is named for U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha, the long-serving Pennsylvania Democrat who died in February 2010. Murtha also spent time in the U.S. Marine Corps. In April, the shipyard in Pascagoula was awarded a $1.5 billion final ...

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