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Dak Prescott’s autograph fetches a pretty penny

Mississippi State star Dak Prescott says he is taking steps to avoid being the next college football star to be accused of exchanging autographs for cash. “I’ve started just personalizing things — making sure I write to the person that they’re asking for. And I don’t sign things in bundles — just being a lot […] [...]

Grant rejection grounds prospects for Jackson-Orlando service

by Published: October 16,2014

Tags: airport, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, transportation

Federal transportation officials have dashed for the time being hopes for a restart of direct air service from Jackson Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport to Orlando, Florida. The U.S. Department of Transportation left Jackson off a recent list of winners of Small Community Air Service Development Program grants, according to Jackson Municipal Airport Authority spokesman […] [...]

Kellogg Foundation commits $2.3 million to Civil Rights Museum

by Published: October 14,2014

Tags: Business, charity, Civil rights museum, JACKSON, Mississippi, Museum

The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Tuesday received a commitment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for a $2.3 million endowment. The endowment will go toward the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s development of educational programs for the Civil Rights Museum. The $2.3 million will fund a partnership between Mississippi Department of Archives and History, the […] [...]

Charlie Lewis and Jim Outlaw get new roles at Trustmark

by Published: October 10,2014

Tags: Charlie H. Lewis, James M. (Jim) Outlaw Jr., Trustmark Bank

Charlie H. Lewis has been named community bank president for Trustmark Bank’s Hattiesburg market.  Lewis has more than 21 years of experience in the financial industry and has served as community bank president in Trustmark’s McComb market for the past 11 years. Lewis earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University […] [...]

BankPlus, FHLB Dallas, Habitat help low-income get home repairs

A collaborative effort among BankPlus, the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area means 35 low-income homeowners will get critical repairs to their dilapidated homes. FHLB Dallas and BankPlus — an FHLB Dallas member institution — have awarded HFHMCA a $253,750 Affordable Housing Program grant to help fund its […] [...]

Banks may love debit cards more than you

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: banking, Business, finance, Mississippi, small business

Like banks across the country, in today’s digital world, State Bank & Trust in Cleveland is getting fewer requests for checks. “We don’t order nearly the checks we used to for people,” said Jerry Bullock, president, State Bank & Trust, Cleveland. “Most would rather use a debit card. Just about everyone uses a debit or […] [...]

Developer who won suit wants cooperation — not resistance — from Jackson and the JRA

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Downtown Jackson, Mississippi

With his lawsuit against the City of Jackson behind him,  developer Don Hewitt says he will pursue new local development opportunities, including building a convention center hotel. His big hope, he said, is that the new leadership at City Hall and on the JRA governing board will bring a less combative atmosphere that allows him […] [...]

New company, familiar faces — Coblentz, Kenne team up to form Tellōs Creative

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, small business

Two successful Golden Triangle-based entrepreneurs have teamed up, combining their strengths to establish a new, full-service advertising company. Robbie Coblentz, executive producer and chief executive officer of Starkville-based full-service production company Broadcast Media Group Inc., and Kathy Kenne, former co-founder and partner of the advertising, public relations, social media and special events firm Quest Group […] [...]

South Mississippi woman pleads guilty to bank, wire fraud

PICAYUNE — A Picayune woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a fraud scheme in New Orleans. U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite’s office says 50-year-old Kim Parish entered the plea yesterday to charges of bank fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors said Parish worked as an accountant for a New Orleans information technology services business, which she […] [...]

BancorpSouth moves Houston office into Friendswood facility

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Bank has opened a loan production office in the Houston, Texas, suburb city of Friendswood. BancorpSouth initially opened an office in temporary office space just over five months ago in a Southwest Houston location. The office recently moved to its new location at 699 South Friendswood Drive, Suite 107. The move enhances […] [...]

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