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PriorityOne named top-performing bank

June 6, 2014

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Magee-based PriorityOne Bank has been named one of the top performing community banks in the nation by the Independent Community Bankers of America. As part of its annual recognition of high-performing ICBA member institutions, ICBA Independent Banker pulled year-end FDIC data to identify the community banks with the highest performance metrics — those with best […]

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Jim Hood new president of national association

June 6, 2014

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Attorney General Jim Hood

WASHINGTON, DC — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) during its Summer Meeting, June 3 -5 in Mackinac Island, Mich. The NAAG leadership transition took place last night. Attorney General Hood’s presidential initiative will focus on challenges facing the attorneys general in fighting digital crime and […]

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Delta State graduate David Abney named new CEO for UPS

June 6, 2014

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The UPS Board of Directors today announced that it has named David Abney, currently the company’s Chief Operating Officer, as its new Chief Executive Officer and appointed him to the Board of Directors. Scott Davis, 62, who has served as the company’s Chairman of the Board and CEO since 2008, will retire from UPS and will […]

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Hub International acquires Mississippi-based Fox/Everett

June 3, 2014

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Special to the MBJ JACKSON, Mississippi – Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, risk advisory and employee benefits firm, announced today that its Gulf South division has acquired the assets of Fox/Everett, Inc., one of the largest independently owned insurance agencies in Mississippi. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Fox/Everett is a leader […]

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Judge orders former Southaven mayor to pay $73K

May 20, 2014

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Former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis was ordered Tuesday to repay $73,000 for misusing city funds for trips, expensive dinners and clothing. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas ruled that Davis is liable for the full amount sought by State Auditor Stacey Pickering. “This investigation began more than three years ago, and we have remained committed […]

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CRAWFORD: Chris McDaniel’s record at odds with rhetoric

April 28, 2014

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Chris McDaniel

Do you favor politicians who vote for earmarks funded with borrowed money? How about those who vote for tax increases? If your answer is “no” and you want to throw the rascals out, then there won’t be many Republicans left in the Mississippi Legislature. Huh? Yep, Republican legislators regularly vote to spend hundreds of millions […]

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Sanderson Plumbing Products to begin sizable layoffs next week

April 24, 2014

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COLUMBUS, Mississippi — Three-quarters of the 230-person workforce at bankrupt toilet seat maker Sanderson Plumbing Products will be out of a job by the middle of next weel unless an investor steps in with money to keep the company running. The layoffs likely would have occurred already but for a federally required 60-day plant closing […]

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Mississippi ranked 14th in Rich States/Poor States Index

April 15, 2014

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ARLINGTON, Va. — A new report on economic competitiveness ranks Mississippi 14th in the nation. The findings were released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council. The Rich States, Poor States report looks as 15 basic economic policies and how legislative action and state regulations affect them from state-to-state. Those include various tax rates, regulatory […]

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Tate Reeves to take part in CCIM panel on ‘State of Commercial Real Estate’

April 14, 2014

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Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will join a panel of commercial real estate professionals Thursday for a discussion titled “The State of Commercial Real Estate.” The Mississippi Chapter of CCIM forum is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Realtor Association building at 4274 Lakeland Drive, Flowood. Brian Estes, 2014 president of the Mississippi CCIM, […]

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Bryant signs tax apportionment bill MEC says will help fix ‘out of whack’ system

April 10, 2014

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  The Mississippi Economic Council capped off its annual luncheon Thursday with Gov. Phil Bryant’s signing of a tax apportionment law the business organization had proclaimed its top priority heading into the 2014 legislative session. Bryant, joined by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, signed House Bill 799 in the corridors of the Jackson Convention Center Complex […]

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