Posts Tagged ‘Greenville’

Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: Health care costs on Social Security

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi

Social Security provides one of the most dependable sources of income for retirees and their families. In fact, for a majority of retirees today, Social Security accounts for at least half of their income (Source: Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2013). What we are seeing, however, is more of that income being spent […] [...]

Corps allots more funding to projects in Mississippi

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dedicate an additional $14.4 million to Mississippi this year to support additional dredging, flood control and other construction and maintenance projects, according to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.). The Army Corps of Engineers has decided to direct additional Mississippi River & Tributaries Project (MR&T), general […] [...]

Greenville chooses Jessie Whitley to head water department

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, Delta, Greenville, Mississippi

The Greenville City Council has selected Jessie Whitley as manager of the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Mississippi Delta Community College and majored in business administration. In 1997, Whitley graduated from Delta State University with a BA in marketing, and advanced his education by earning an MBA from Delta State University […] [...]

IKE TROTTER — Personal financial statements can have value

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: banking, column, finance, Greenville, Mississippi

Many times in the introductory stages of financial planning, it is necessary for advisers to know about the background of the individual or family for purposes of making suitable recommendations. In most instances, information provided from a tax return can be an invaluable tool for assessing the financial makeup of a person or family. However, […] [...]

Walt Stephens to replace the retiring Bobby Barr at Regions Bank

by Published: January 16,2014

Tags: Business, Greenville, Mississippi, Regions Bank

Regions Bank has named Walt Stephens city president for Greenville. He will take over for Bobby Barr, who served in the position for seven years and will retire at the end of this year. A native of Benoit, Stephens joined Regions in early 2010 and most recently served as a vice president, community banking agricultural […] [...]

IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014

by Published: December 6,2013

Tags: Business, finance, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi, Social Security

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently announced that Social Security and SSI beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment for 2014. According to the SSA’s announcement, after the COLA adjustment, the estimated average retirement benefit will rise from $1,275 in 2013 to $1,294 in 2014. Here are the other primary changes to […] [...]

IKE TROTTER — Weighing in on reverse mortgages

by Published: November 15,2013

Tags: Business, financial, Greenville, Mississippi

More and more we see on TV or read in the paper about reverse mortgages and the opportunities available for homeowners to “unlock” the equity in their home. I thought it might be helpful to discuss this unique type of home equity loan and the resulting implications they offer to homeowners, particularly those who are […] [...]

Will Bunker a perfect ‘match’ for Mississippi tech conference

A leader in entrepreneurial technology will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 12 and 13 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Will Bunker, a graduate of Mississippi State University, was co-founder of the pioneering online dating service that later became Match.com, the world’s largest personal site, will address the […] [...]

IKE TROTTER — The importance to budgeting

by Published: October 4,2013

Tags: banking, finance, Greenville, Ike Trotter, Mississippi

What do most think of when establishing a budget? For most of us, it’s the “oftentimes” painful process of trying to live within one’s income — which is never an easy process. And while a case could be made that this financial process is more effective when introduced at the early part of the year, […] [...]

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