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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 […] [...]

Mars Food expanding Delta plant; investing $31M and adding jobs

GREENVILLE — Mars Food, which makes Uncle Ben’s Rice and other products at its Greenville plant, will invest $31 million to modernize operations and expand research at the plant. The company plans to add 25 jobs to the current 226 full-time and 230 contract workers at the 35-year-old operation. New production workers are expected to […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Council okays money for more seats at minor league baseball stadium

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has authorized spending $418,000 for about 2,000 seats initially removed from plans for a new minor league baseball park. The additional cost puts the ballpark project $90,000 over its $36 million budget. The city council voted 4-3 yesterday to spend the money. Contractors say work on Biloxi’s new baseball […] [...]

Group, lesbian couples look to overturn state’s ban on same-sex marriages

JACKSON — A gay-rights group and two lesbian couples have filed a federal lawsuit to try to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage in Mississippi. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Jackson by Campaign for Southern Equality; Rebecca “Becky” Bickett and her longtime partner, Andrea Sanders, who were denied a Mississippi marriage […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Former Yellow Creek Port leader Bishop dies at 69

IUKA — Funeral services will be held tomorrow for longtime Yellow Creek Port Authority Director Eugene Bishop, who died at his home over the weekend. He was 69. Tishomingo County Coroner Mack Wilemon says Bishop died of natural causes sometime Friday evening. He was found in his Iuka home on Saturday. Bishop served as director […] [...]

Employers added 6,000 jobs in September; unemployment rate falls

by Published: October 21,2014

Tags: employee, employer, job, payroll, unemployment rate, work, worker

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s employers added 6,000 jobs to their payrolls in September and the state’s unemployment rate fell again, although it remains the second-highest in the nation. The state’s jobless rate fell to 7.7 percent, down from 7.9 percent in August and 8.4 percent in September 2013. The decrease was driven by people […] [...]

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