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Teresa Hubbard named MBJ’s Business Woman of the Year

Teresa Hubbard, President & CEO of CITE Armored, was named Mississippi’s Business Woman of the Year for 2018 Thursday by the Mississippi Business Journal. Hubbard was joined by 10 finalists and 39 other honorees at an event at the Old Capitol Inn in Downtown Jackson. Hubbard has a broad range of experience that continues to enhance the success of the company she ...

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Vicksburg mayor considering 2019 run for Mississippi lt. gov

A Democratic mayor says he is considering running for Mississippi lieutenant governor, and he might cross party lines. Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. said Tuesday that he will decide in the next six months whether to seek the state’s second-highest office in 2019. Flaggs told The Associated Press that he has not ruled out running as a Republican. He served ...

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Analysis: Mississippi could have tough 2018 Senate race

Mississippi’s most recent Republican primary for U.S. Senate was hard-fought and ugly, and it might be a preview of things to come in 2018. State Sen. Chris McDaniel came close to unseating longtime U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran in 2014 by portraying the Appropriations Committee chairman as a big-spending Washington insider who belonged to an out-of-touch political elite. Voters ultimately chose ...

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IN MISSISSIPPI — Online sales, shortage of drivers have trucking industry re-evaluating

By JULIA MILLER Today there are innumerable ways to buy goods, and more and more consumers are turning online. This change is prompting the freighting industry to re-evaluate its model. Over the next 30 years, the U.S. Department of Transportation forecasts a 40 percent increase in the market, a statistic that Mississippi Trucking Association President Hal Miller reinforces. “We’re looking ...

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PHIL HARDWICK: Become involved in serving your community

Sooner or later, successful business persons will be asked to serve on a nonprofit board of directors.  Such service can be rewarding, but the outcome can be miserable if there is a bad match between board member and organization. To help avoid a potential bad experience and to help you evaluate whether you and the organization are a good match, the ...

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Small-contractor workshop set in Greenville

  MBJ staff The Mississippi Development Authority’s Model Contractor Development Program workshop series kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. The program will be held at the Greenville Higher Education Center, 2900 A Highway 1 South. Small contractors and business representatives will learn how to grow their operations and bonding capacity. The eight-week workshop series is free. Participants must enroll ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Take the wheel, America, and enable more John McCains

Recited the Pledge of Allegiance lately?    Once upon a time in America school children were required to stand, face the flag, and recite the pledge each morning.   Remember how it goes?     “I pledge allegiance to flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty ...

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Trustmark net income rises 11.8 percent for quarter

  MBJ staff Trustmark Corp. reported on Tuesday net income of $24 million, or 35 cents per share, for the second quarter, an 11.8 percent increase beyond $21.5 million, or 32 cents, from the year-earlier period. The results reflect non-routine and one-time gains and losses. Exclusive of those, the Jackson-based holding company registered a $32 million net income, or 47 ...

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Citizens Holding extends repurchase plan

  MBJ staff Citizens Holding Co.’s Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 200,000 shares of its outstanding common stock over the next 36 months. This new repurchase plan announced Wednesday was approved by the board to replace the plan that will expire Aug. 20. “Our Board of Directors continually looks for opportunities to return value to ...

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