Posts Tagged ‘Tupelo’

Tennessee man sentenced for avoiding tobacco tax out of Tupelo business

TUPELO — A Tennessee man has been sentenced for his role in routing tobacco through Mississippi to avoid taxes. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports  that Randy Benham of Cordova, Tenn., was sentenced Monday to 12 months plus one day by U.S. District Judge Glen H. Davidson. He was placed on three years’ supervised release […] [...]

Cash mobs mean dollars for downtown Tupelo

Small businesses are important to Tupelo. That’s why the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association is busy doing what it can to promote local retailers. One of their most innovative promotions is Cash Mobs, a take off on the Flash Mob where people meet at a designated place for a particular happening such as singing or […] [...]

Read July 9 issue of MBJ

>> FIGHTING BACK Exterminators, scientists see strides in finding, killing bed bugs — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> TRUESOUTH IN FULL SWING New golf tournament field up for July 16— by Staff Reports >> “CALL WAITING” PSC commissioner Presley to challenge law derived from ‘AT&T Bill’— by Clay Chandler >> FINANCE New […] [...]

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

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

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 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 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 […] [...]

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