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BCB shareholders approve proposed merger with The First

HATTIESBURG — BCB Holding Company Inc. shareholders have approved the previously announced merger of BCB with and into The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association. Concurrently, BCB’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bay Bank, an Alabama banking corporation, will be merged with and into The First, A National Banking Association. In addition, […] [...]

Members of Nigerian ‘Yahoo Boys’ arrested for identity theft

GULFPORT — Sixteen people from several states and other countries have been arrested on charges that they took part in a fraud that used stolen information to get money and goods and then ship them to South Africa and Nigeria, according to documents unsealed in federal court yesterday. The charges by the U.S. Attorney’s office […] [...]

The First sees earnings increase, declares dividend

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: FBMS), holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, has reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended March 31 amounted to $1,321,000, or $0.25 per diluted share, compared to $1,119,000, or $0.35 per diluted […] [...]

Peoples records weaker quarter-over-quarter net income

BILOXI — Peoples Financial Corporation (NASDAQ Capital Market: PFBX), parent of The Peoples Bank, reported net income of $579,000 for the first quarter of 2014. First quarter earnings this year were 4.5 percent below the same period in 2013, but reversed a loss of $883,000 recorded in fourth quarter of 2013 due primarily to a […] [...]

Renasant reports better profits after First M&F acquisition

TUPELO — Regional bank Renasant Corp. says profit in 2013’s fourth quarter rose 80 percent in the second period following its takeover of First M&F Corp. Renasant posted quarterly profit yesterday of $13.6 million, or 43 cents per share. That’s up from $7.6 million, or 30 cents per share, in 2013’s first quarter. Because that […] [...]

Trustmark sees higher quarterly net income; declares dividend

JACKSON — Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK) reported net income of $29.0 million in the first quarter of 2014, which represented diluted earnings per share of $0.43, an increase of 2.4 percent from the prior quarter and 13.2 percent compared to one year earlier. Trustmark’s performance during the first three months of 2014 produced a return on […] [...]

BancorpSouth posts healthier quarterly profit

TUPELO — Regional bank BancorpSouth Corp. saw profit rise for the third quarter in a row, jumping 37 percent in 2014’s first quarter from the same three months in 2013. BancorpSouth posted quarterly profit yesterday of $28.4 million, or 30 cents per share. That’s up from $20.8 million or 22 cents per share in 2013’s […] [...]

BancorpSouth buying Louisiana-based insurance firm

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Insurance Services Inc., a subsidiary of BancorpSouth Bank, has, signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Lafayette, La.-based Knox Insurance Group, LLC. The transaction is expected to close immediately.  Financial terms of the pending transaction were not disclosed. “The Knox acquisition gives us an opportunity to meaningfully expand our market […] [...]

The First opening loan office in Baton Rouge

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, is opening of a new loan production office in Baton Rouge, La. M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, president and CEO of First Bancshares and The First, said, “We are excited to gain a larger presence in Louisiana with the entry into […] [...]

Deadline approaches for aid to victims of last year’s flooding

ALCORN COUNTY and TISHOMINGO COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that April 28 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans. These loans are available in Alcorn and Tishomingo counties in Mississippi […] [...]

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