Archive for November, 2012

Fergusons receive honor

by Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Bob Ferguson, Delta State University, New Albany, Sylvia Ferguson

Delta State University announces Dr. Bob and Sylvia Ferguson as the University’s “Philanthropist of the Year” for 2012. The Fergusons, natives of New Albany, co-founded the Tri State Educational Foundation in 1998 and have since provided more than $6 million in scholarships and grant moneys to support the educational needs of students who are residents […] [...]

PERS: Employer contribution rate for defined benefits will climb

The board of trustees of the $20-billion Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) trust fund has agreed to up the state’s contribution to the plan in 2014 in hopes of reversing a slide in the funded portion of the trust’s liabilities. The move follows a composite loss of $1.87 billion for fiscal 2012 and […] [...]

Landry’s completes acquisition of Isle-Biloxi; plans $100M renovation

BILOXI —Fertitta Entertainment has completed the acquisition of the Isle Casino in Biloxi. Terms were not disclosed. “We’ve been looking to extend the Golden Nugget’s footprint to Biloxi for years and we’re excited to make major changes to the property and to the South, a personal interest of mine,” said Tilman J. Fertitta, sole owner, chairman […] [...]

Nabors named eighth president of community college

MOORHEAD — Mississippi Delta Community College has introduced Larry Nabors as its eighth president. The 56-year-old Nabors is currently the executive vice president at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports Nabors visited with staff and students on the Moorhead campus of the two-year school on Wednesday. He will work with Interim […] [...]

Isle points to Isaac, low river for quarterly loss

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. recorded a loss of $4.3 million during the quarter ended Oct. 28, compared to a loss of $1 million the same quarter last year. Net revenues for the quarter were $223.2 million, compared to $231.4 million the same quarter last year. Consolidated adjusted EBITDA decreased $3.2 […] [...]

Bomgar makes another national ranking for growth

JACKSON — Bomgar is again included on the Lead411 Tech 200, a ranking of the 200 fastest-growing technology companies in the United States. In its third year, the list includes tech companies with the highest percent of revenue growth from 2008 to 2011, calculating revenue growth by percentages versus dollar growth. Since its founding in […] [...]

Oyster harvesting underway

State regulators opened oyster season Nov. 5, a bit later than normal this year with a fair amount of caution after Mississippi River flooding last year kept the season to a paltry six days of tonging only. The season normally runs from October through April, even beyond with ideal conditions. This year the Department of […] [...]

Nugent elected president

Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at the University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing. Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member.   [...]

Extension appoints Kirkland

Mississippi State University Extension Service has appointed Cassandra Kirkland as family life specialist. Kirkland received her bachelor’s degree in child and family development from the University of Georgia and her master’s and doctoral degrees in human development and family studies from Auburn University. She holds a certified family life educator credential from the National Council […] [...]

Guichet named VP

by Published: November 30,2012

Tags: Mississippi Gulf Coast, Paul Guichet, The Peoples Bank

Paul Guichet has been named vice president of business development at The Peoples Bank. Guichet, a New Orleans native and longtime resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, has been in banking for three decades, including positions in retail banking, personal trust and commercial product development. He has experience in comprehensive financial services, mergers and acquisitions, […] [...]

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