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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, […] [...]

Scientists seeing more invasive trapjaw ants on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — A large, jumping ant has reached large enough numbers that its slow invasion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is starting to be noticed. Odontomachus haematodus, which is native to South America and commonly known as the trapjaw ant, was first identified in the state in August 2000. These large brown ants […] [...]

Philip Bates receives 2014 Paul K. Stumpf Award

  University of Southern Mississippi Assistant Professor Philip Bates is the winner of the 2014 Paul K. Stumpf Award, presented biannually to exceptional scientists in plant lipid research. Paul K. Stumpf, who died in 2007, is the recognized father of plant lipid (fats and oils) research. A renowned biochemist, Stumpf trained many students who went […] [...]

Don Barnes returns to Mississippi College

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, entertainment, Mississippi

Don Barnes is the new operations manager at STAR 93.5. A 47-year-old Brandon resident and Mississippi College alumnus, Barnes began his radio career at WHJT on the Clinton campus when he was a student in the MC Communication Department in the 1980s. Away from the Clinton campus, Barnes serves as the owner of AMP Entertainment […] [...]

St. Dominic’s Allyn Allen and Lacey Mixon earn certification

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi

St. Dominic’s employees Allyn Allen, CFNP, and Lacey Mixon, CFNP, recently became part of a select group of 400 nurses from across the country who have earned the Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) certification through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN). [...]

Jennifer Seal, Tonia Moody named to administrative positions at PRCC

by Published: August 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

Pearl River Community College has announced Dr. Jennifer Seal as the new vice president for planning and institutional research and Tonia Moody is director of admissions and records. Seal most recently served as PRCC’s director of institutional effectiveness. Moody has been with PRCC since 2006, working with disability services, admissions and recruitment. As director of institutional […] [...]

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