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FEMA approves more than $43M for tornado recovery efforts

LOUISVILLE — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), with Rep. Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.), report approval for more than $43.5 million in federal grant awards linked to work to rebuild tornado-damaged Louisville and Winston County, including $34.5 million to support restoration of a plywood manufacturing plant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) informed […] [...]

Renasant records highest quarterly earnings in 110-year history

TUPELO — Renasant Corporation saw net income for the third quarter of 2014 increase to $15,535,000, or basic and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.49, as compared to $6,637,000, or basic and diluted EPS of $0.24, for the third quarter of 2013. The company’s balance sheet and results of operations as of and for […] [...]

Firm starts work on expansion, renovation of orthopaedic clinic

COLUMBUS — Brasfield & Gorrie has begun an expansion and renovation project at Columbus Orthopaedic Clinic in Columbus. This design-build project includes an 8,000-square-foot addition to the existing facility, which was originally built by Birmingham, Alabama-based Brasfield & Gorrie in 2007. The expansion will add new exam rooms, a fitness center and a HydroWorx therapeutic […] [...]

BancorpSouth’s efforts focused on remediating regulatory concerns

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Inc. saw its net income rise more than 15 percent to $28.8 million in the third quarter, as loans and insurance commission revenue increased. The company reports noninterest revenue was $69.3 million, up from $62.5 million for the year-ago period. Insurance commission revenue played a large role, rising from $23.8 million to […] [...]

STS names Museum of Natural Science as year’s best attraction

JACKSON — The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science has received a Southeast Tourism Society Shining Example Award as the Escape to the Southeast Travel Attraction of the Year. The museum was recognized for its cooperative work with the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau and other attractions that boosted attendance, helped market the entire city and […] [...]

Mississippi Film Studios signs contract with New Orleans company

CANTON — New Orleans-based Hollywood Trucks has signed an exclusive five-year deal to provide production vehicles at Mississippi’s largest studio facility, Mississippi Film Studios (MFS). Terms were not disclosed. “The Hollywood Trucks team is excited to partner with one of the newest members of the growing ‘Hollywood South’ family,” said Andre Champagne, CEO of Hollywood […] [...]

Board authorizes sale of company that owns Silver Slipper Casino

BAY ST. LOUIS — The board of directors of Full House Resorts Inc., which owns the Silver Slipper Casino in Bay St. Louis, has authorized management to initiate a process for the sale of the company. After its evaluation of strategic alternatives, the Las Vegas-based company said the board determined that pursuing a sale of […] [...]

Peavey’s wellness program honored after workers drop 1,000 pounds

MERIDIAN — HR Professionals Magazine has named Meridian-based Peavey Electronics a “Mississippi Corporate Role Model” for the company’s health program. Implemented in 2013, Peavey Wellness is an employee wellness program led by Peavey Corporate Health Director Karin Roberts. The initiative has yielded positive results, as the company as a whole has lost a combined 1,000 […] [...]

Community college test shows student satisfaction increasing

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College was rated above the national norms on eight student satisfaction scales on the Noel-Levitz Student Satisfaction Inventory (SSI). The test, conducted by MGCCC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, showed that 78.9 percent of students were very satisfied, satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their experience at MGCCC, a […] [...]

Saul to lead new Office of Drug Court Compliance

JACKSON — A veteran law enforcement officer will lead the newly created Office of Drug Court Compliance. William T. Saul of Crystal Springs will supervise a team responsible for helping the state’s drug courts to implement best practices. Three other people are expected to be hired in the near future. Saul said that the compliance […] [...]

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