Archive | May, 2011

Mississippi bankers get new chair, association board members

May 26, 2011

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Hancock Bank President & CEO Carl J. Chaney has a busy year ahead heading up a large bank acquisition and chairing the Mississippi Bankers Association. He will be guiding his Gulf Port regional bank’s takeover of New Orleans-based Whitney Bank Holding Co. and leading his fellow Mississippi bankers in setting the banking association’s policy and […]

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Gartin Justice Building Dedication

May 23, 2011

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By Stephen McDill JACKSON- Judges, elected and retired state officials, attorneys and the general public gather at the recently opened Carroll Gartin Justice Building (named for the late lieutenant governor) to christen the new home of the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Use 16th section land for school farms

May 20, 2011

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By Amy McCullough Liberal food “elitist,” renowned chef Alice Waters, tells the Wall Street Journal in this video that school children need to eat healthier and we should all pay more for food. Children should eat healthier — and learn healthier habits, which would prevent disease and lower health care costs nationwide — but the […]

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Delta’s banks stay open, spared flood problems so far

May 13, 2011

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By Ted Carter SANDESTIN,. Fla. — Mississippi’s historic flood has yet to force a bank shut down, says Mississippi Banking Commissioner John Allison. Allison, in Sandestin for the annual convention of the Mississippi Bankers Association, said the lone disruption of a financial services business occurred with Tower Loans in Rolling Fork. The business itself has […]

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Mississippi bankers ‘Get in the Game’ at 123rd annual convention

May 12, 2011

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SANDESTIN, Fla. — Under the theme of “Get in the Game,” more than 500 Mississippi bankers and their guests turned out Thursday morning for a trade show and opening general session of the 123rd annual convention of the Mississippi Bankers Association. The trade show drew nearly 50 exhibitors looking to provide products or services to […]

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Yes Virginia, Mississippi does have buffalo

May 11, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Meredith Anderson isn’t just another scrappy general contractor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Hurricane Camille & Hurricane Katrina survivor and her Hancock County family are proud owners of a small herd of Montana-born American bison (”buffalo”). Buffalo herds used to populate the Magnolia State thousands of years ago until they were […]

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2011 SBA Prime Contractor of the Year

May 11, 2011

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Meredith Anderson, managing member of Can’t Be Beat LLC shares her company’s story and her own work ethic with MBJ-TV. Subscribers can read more about Meredith from MBJ’s 2nd quarter Construction issue. Just click here.

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Venture Technologies Turns 25

May 6, 2011

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By Stephen McDill (Tech//Telecom) Happy 25th birthday to Venture Technologies, a Ridgeland technology firm that handles IT-related issues for clients ranging from the University of Mississippi to Southern Beverage Company to Rush Health Systems. MBJ-TV caught up with Venture CEO Gerard Gibert at the Jackson Country Club on Thursday. Here is our video chat.

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Credit union regulators weigh next step for failed Valued Members

May 5, 2011

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By Ted Carter National Credit Union Administration regulators who took over troubled Valued Members Federal Credit Union’s Jackson, Canton and Lena locations Wednesday say they hope the $9 million institution can be returned to the control of its members. The alternative is to arrange a transfer of the assets of the 2,030-member credit union to […]

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Mississippi & Geronimo

May 3, 2011

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The Western world continues to clamor for more information about a small group of Americans who can proudly take credit for taking out the 21st Century’s most wanted and most elusive fugitive. One can only imagine what was going through the twisted mind of Osama Bin Laden as Navy SEAL Team Six stormed his suburban […]

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