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Corps’ work on Steele Bayou project to affect drivers and anglers

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is scheduled to begin work Sept. 1 on the Steele Bayou Drainage Structure Outlet Channel Repair Project near the Mississippi Highway 465 bridge. The Corps reports the work is necessary to repair a scour hole that has developed downstream of the bridge. Traffic will […] [...]

PriorityOne buys mortgage lending offices; forms ‘Delta Division’

MAGEE — PriorityOne Bank has acquired new mortgage lending offices in Greenwood and Greenville, which have been dubbed the “Delta Division” of PriorityOne Mortgage. These offices will give PriorityOne Mortgage the ability to service cities and towns in the Delta region of Mississippi. Robert J. Barnes, president and CEO of PriorityOne Bank, said, “We are […] [...]

R.J. Allen ranked as fastest-growing company in Mississippi

OXFORD — General construction and development management company R.J. Allen & Associates, based in Oxford, has been named the fastest-growing company in the state of Mississippi on Inc. magazine’s recently-released list of the top 500/5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Posting a three-year growth rate of 2,118 percent, R.J. Allen & Associates ranks seventh […] [...]

EDA awards grant as county recovers from tornado

WINSTON COUNTY — The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded a $100,000 grant to support the development of a comprehensive land use plan to help tornado-damaged Louisville and Winston County build its economic base. The EDA Economic Adjustment Assistance grant was awarded to the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District (GTPDD) for a $125,000 project […] [...]

Southern Miss to celebrate recovery from 2013 tornado

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi will celebrate significant post-tornado recovery achievements with a special ceremony set for 10 a.m., Sept. 5 on the Hattiesburg campus. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will feature a grand reopening of the Ogletree House, the home of the University’s Alumni Association that suffered extensive […] [...]

FNC launches modernized version of AppraisalPort

by Published: August 26,2014

Tags: AppraisalPort, FNC Inc, Jon Fisher, mortgage technology, real estate

OXFORD — Mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. has released a new version of its own product, AppraisalPort. “The new AppraisalPort platform is completely modernized. It’s one of the more advanced sites you’ll see, definitely in our industry and I believe in the technology world in general,” said Jon Fisher, managing director of product management at […] [...]

Trop Greenville ahead of schedule on significant expansion

GREENVILLE — Tropicana Entertainment Inc. is ahead of schedule to complete construction of its multi-million dollar expansion at its Trop Greenville property. The expansion is expected to Oct. 10. The development will introduce new table games and 300 more slot machines as well as Max & Erma’s, a full-service casual dining restaurant chain that will […] [...]

Despite weather, soybean growers anticipate record yield

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s soybean growers are on track to harvest a record yield this year despite the cool, wet weather that kept most producers behind schedule by two to three weeks. Trent Irby, Mississippi State University Extension Service soybean specialist, said growers are optimistic about potential yield this season. The state’s average yield […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Recurrent national searches suggest management problems

Organizations that regularly announce “national searches” to replace CEOs tend to have internal management problems. High performing organizations tend to promote from within.   Consider our universities. The IHL Board has long been the king of national searches, with mixed results.  Community colleges, on the other hand, are noted for promotion from within, with generally […] [...]

BancorpSouth adding to Louisiana footprint with loan production office

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank, subsidiary of BancorpSouth Inc., has opened a loan production office in Lake Charles, Louisiana, expanding the bank’s footprint in Southwest Louisiana. BancorpSouth’s Lake Charles office is located at 4660 Lake Street and provides commercial, real estate construction, and residential mortgage lending, together with a range of related banking services. Russell Pawlowski, […] [...]

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