Posts Tagged ‘Tupelo’

BUTT JUSTICE: Saltillo aldermen approve ban on saggy pants

SALTILLO — Saltillo has joined other communities in approving a ban on saggy pants in public. The unanimous vote by aldermen came Tuesday during their regular meeting. >>> MBJ POLL QUESTION: Which is more indecent? A $50 fine comes with the first offense with subsequent offenses possibly resulting in fines up to $200. Saltillo’s new […] [...]

Every piece is unique at Midnite Pottery

by Becky Gillette Published: May 27,2012

Tags: Jennifer Shelton, Lee County, Midnite Pottery, small businesses, Tupelo, women-owned business

Midnite Pottery got its name because it was started by family members who had full-time jobs, and took up pottery making with a passion that left them often working until midnight or later. “My brother, Dean Webb, started the business,” said Midnite Pottery owner Jennifer Shelton. “He had just taken a pottery lesson. He didn’t […] [...]

BancorpSouth profit jumps, loan set-aside shrinks

by Associated Press Published: April 24,2012

Tags: Aubrey Patterson, BancorpSouth, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Tupelo

TUPELO — BancorpSouth is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter. The Tupelo firm said Monday that profit rose to $22.9 million, or 25 cents per share, in the quarter that ended March 31. The bank said that’s the most it […] [...]

Date set for Keenum’s sentence in bank fraud case

by Associated Press Published: December 14,2011

Tags: BancorpSouth, bank, Booneville, Mississippi, Tupelo

Once prominent attorney Thomas D. Keenum Sr. will be sentenced Dec. 30 for federal bank fraud. The 71-year-old Keenum pleaded guilty in August 2010 to a scheme to defraud BancorpSouth of Booneville through a $135,447 loan. He faces up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Keenum’s sentencing was delayed more than […] [...]

Former Mississippi State place kicker joins Community Bank in Tupelo

John-Michael Marlin has joined Community Bank in Tupelo as a mortgage loan officer. Marlin comes to Community Bank from Gum Tree Mortgage. Marlin is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a bachelors of science in business administration. He also has minors in economics and business information systems. Active in the community, Marlin is a […] [...]

Tupelo’s Hunt chairing international venue committee

by MBJ Staff Published: December 4,2011

Tags: BancorpSouth, Todd Hunt, Tupelo

Todd Hunt, CFE, director of the BancorpSouth Arena, has been named chair of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Arenas Committee for 2011-12. As chair he is responsible for overall coordination of committee strategy and agendas in establishing policies and procedures that affect public assembly facilities worldwide. The Arena Committee is comprised of 22 […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Idea for new minor league team not a good one

There was a time that minor league sports, baseball in particular, was at the heart of the American dream. Watch “Field of Dreams” and you will know everything you need to know. However, these days, non-affiliated minor league sports do not work. They don’t work in Mississippi, ever. To think there is a group of […] [...]

ICC kicks off fundraising for health facility

by Associated Press Published: July 20,2011

Tags: David Cole, Itawamba Community College, Lady Gaga, Tupelo

TUPELO — Itawamba Community College has kicked off a three-year campaign to raise $8 million for a new health science education center on the school’s Tupelo campus. ICC President David Cole says the school has pledges of $5 million to the training center, $2 million. He says ICC will also apply $2 million of grants […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Red Magnet, Tupelo

by Laura Smith Published: October 31,2010

Tags: Eric Gibens, Gibens Creative Group, Red Magnet, Small Business Spotlight, Tupelo

Having a plan in place Red Magnet draws clients with talent and experience for IT Hoping to hedge against the sluggish economy two years ago, Red Magnet owner Eric Gibens slowly rolled out a proactive maintenance plan for his top three clients. The plan was informal at first and provided a way for Gibens to […] [...]

Bucking trends by expanding and adding

by Lynn Lofton Published: August 1,2010

Tags: growth, NMMC, North Mississippi Medical Center, Steve Altmiller, Tupelo

Already country’s largest non-metro hospital, NMMC is adding space and medical staff Service, space and medical specialties are growing at North Mississippi Medical Center (NMMC) in Tupelo. As America’s largest non-metropolitan hospital, the 650-bed facility continues a pattern of growth. “We’ve had amazing growth and that’s good for the city and region,” said Steve Altmiller, […] [...]

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