Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

MIST sessions could open door to federal contracts

Small business owners who want to tap into government contracting may be put off by the rules and red tape that confront them. Even those who have experience in the competitive contracting arena can be confounded by the layers of regulations. Fortunately for business owners who want to get work from the government now have […] [...]

HOLDING IT ALL TOGETHER — Keeping companies’ banks united provides advantages for large and small

Put simply, bank holding companies own one or more banks, but don’t engage in banking themselves. And although BHCs involve legal complexities and regulatory considerations, BHCs are favored by many banks because they provide more flexibility in raising capital and more liquidity for shareholders. BHCs are favored by both large and small banks. “It is […] [...]

Florida firm cited on no-call rules, fined $25K

JACKSON — Mississippi regulators have ordered a Florida company named Active Periodicals to pay $25,000 for violating the state’s ban on unwanted telemarketing. The Public Service Commission voted Tuesday to impose the penalty against Active Periodicals, which is based in Deerfield Beach. It is the latest in a series of fines that the Public Service […] [...]

Scott Walker reports to federal prison after MDMR fiasco

BILOXI — Ocean Springs businessman Scott Walker has reported to federal prison to begin an 18-month sentence for conspiracy and fraud charges involving the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the City of D’Iberville. According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, Walker reported to the minimum security prison in Pensacola, Florida, on Monday. The […] [...]

Unchartered skies — Southern Airways adds another Mississippi airport

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: beach, Business, Destin, Florida, Madison, Mississippi, travel

Just a week shy of its first anniversary, Olive Branch-based Southern Airways Express has added the third Mississippi airport to its list of destinations, and company officials have plans for more expansion in the near future. They are also well aware of the challenges that lie ahead after a year of triumphs and some disappointments. […] [...]

George Zimmerman arrested after disturbance call

by Published: November 18,2013

Tags: Business, crime, Florida, Mississippi

APOPKA, Florida — Officials say George Zimmerman has been arrested in Florida. A Seminole County Sheriff’s Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday afternoon after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, about 15 miles northwest of Orlando. Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail. The statement provided few other […] [...]

Florida forcing all National Guard families to get IDs at federal bases

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, Florida, military, Mississippi

Like Mississippi, Florida has a ban on recognizing gay marriages. But unlike Mississippi, its National Guard has found a way out of the spousal benefits pickle the ban presents. The rub, however, is that Florida’s solution may get the state off the hook with the Pentagon but is certain to stir anger throughout the ranks. […] [...]

Texas developer frustrated by latest Jackson convention hotel deal

An Austin, Texas, hotel development company says it feels slighted that the City of Jackson is not giving it an opportunity to make a proposal to build a convention center hotel. The hotel opportunity instead is going to Tampa, Fla.’s Robinson Callen Development in a $60-million deal the Jackson Redevelopment Authority approved on June 18 […] [...]

Florida, Arkansas looking at hybrid approaches to Medicaid expansion

by Published: March 15,2013

Tags: Affordable Care Act, Arkansas, Florida, Medicaid expansion

As deadlines near for state legislatures to either accept or reject the Obama administration’s offer of billions of dollars to expand Medicaid, the governors of Arkansas and Florida are working to convince their legislatures to accept alternatives routes to expansion. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe of Arkansas have presented their […] [...]

James Rollins new CEO at BancorpSouth

TUPELO — James D. Rollins III has been named chief executive officer of BancorpSouth Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Tupelo. Rollins will succeed Aubrey B. Patterson, BancorpSouth’s current CEO, on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Rollins has served as president and chief operating officer at Prosperity Bancshares, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, since April 2006. […] [...]

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