Posts Tagged ‘NEWS’

COO of TL Wallace Construction keeps eye on revenue growth and profits

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, construction, Mississippi, NEWS

Justin Morgan was barely entering the decade of his 30s when he landed a job that was perfect for his skills learned from earlier work experience combined with his construction engineering studies at the University of Southern Mississippi. Two years ago Morgan was named chief operating officer and secretary/treasurer of TL Wallace Construction Company, one […] [...]

Hattiesburg Clinic Urology welcomes Jennifer Stewart

by Published: August 19,2014

Tags: Business, education, healthcare, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Jennifer S. Stewart, CNP, recently joined Hattiesburg Clinic Urology as a nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor of science in nursing through the University of Southern Mississippi and her master of science in nursing from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Stewart is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. [...]

Mississippi jobless rate rises to worst in nation

by Published: July 18,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON, Mississippi — Mississippi registered the worst jobless rate in the nation in June, as unemployment rose in the state while improving elsewhere. The jobless rate rose to 7.9 percent in June as the number of jobless Mississippians rose back above 100,000. A separate survey shows employer payrolls dipped slightly. Both sets of figures — adjusted […] [...]

Investigation leads to $10M settlement with payday lender ACE Cash Express

Texas-based ACE Cash Express, a large payday lender with a franchise store in Hattiesburg, has been hit with $10 million in penalties from the fledgling Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. ACE Cash Express, CFPB Director Richard Cordray charges, was “relentlessly overzealous” in pursuit of overdue borrowers. ACE Cash Express unlawfully called employers of tardy borrowers and […] [...]

‘Branch rationalization’ guiding Hancock, Regions branching strategies

Fresh off of closing more than two dozen branches and selling a handful of others in its five-state market, Hancock Bank is back in the branching business with the opening of  a full service location in West Hattiesburg. The 5,300-square-foot Oak Grove branch at 12 Newtowne Loop is among several branches and financial centers the […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: Coyt Bailey ignores naysayers, grows Mercury Aviation

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Business, column, leaders, Mississippi, NEWS

Follow your bliss. That summarizes the philosophy of 20th century author and mythologist Joseph Campbell. In his book, Reflections in the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion, Campbell said, “If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Bigfoot, UFOs, the moon landing and Common Core

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS

When the Fourth of the July weekend turns to Monday, parents across Mississippi will slowly begin to turn their attention to the middle of August and the beginning of another school year. Part of that will entail building a base for children to achieve as much as possible in the school and grade they are […] [...]

Cherokee Brick & Tile to restart Tri-State plant in Jackson

by Published: July 7,2014

Tags: bricks, Business, construction, JACKSON, Mississippi, NEWS

Brick and tile manufacturing is set to resume by the end of the year at the dormant Tri-State Brick and Tile plant under new owners who see Jackson as a gateway to reaching an additional 30 percent of  the U.S. market. Cherokee Brick & Tile, a Macon, Ga., family-owned maker of brick and tile and […] [...]

Oxford’s new sportsplex — State-of-the-art complex of 4 ball fields, 6 soccer fields making bid to become destination for high-level youth sports competition

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Baseball, Business, Mississippi, NEWS, sports

The Oxford-Lafayette Sportsplex — Mississippi’s newest venue for elite level youth team sports — is wrapping up a tryout of its own this spring. The newly opened 73-acre complex of four fields for baseball and softball as well as a half-dozen combination soccer/football/lacrosse fields has moved slowly into the growing business of “select” youth sports […] [...]

Robert Bass tapped for leadership role with Corporate Management Incorporated

by Published: May 1,2014

Tags: Business, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Corporate Management Incorporated has named former Long Beach Mayor Robert Bass as the company’s chief administrative officer. Bass, a certified public accountant, will oversee all day-to-day matters and fiscal activities. Bass brings over 20 years of experience in the public accounting industry, with a special expertise in tax compliance and financial planning. Prior to joining […] [...]

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