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UPDATED: Cherokee Brick & Tile to restart Tri-State plant

June 27, 2014

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  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 […]

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Bagley succeeding Kelley as president/COO of BancorpSouth

June 26, 2014

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One of Mississippi’s banks has a new president. The board of directors of BancorpSouth Inc. has selected Chris A. Bagley as the next president and COO of BancorpSouth Inc. and BancorpSouth Bank. Bagley will succeed James V. Kelley upon his previously announced retirement on Aug. 15. Bagley, who joined BancorpSouth earlier this year as an […]

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CRAWFORD: A clear choice on Tuesday

June 19, 2014

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Bill Crawford

By Bill Crawford So, on Tuesday we get a clear choice. We can pick the candidate who wants to save America from Thad Cochran, or the candidate who wants to save Mississippi from Chris McDaniel. To hear McDaniel and his Tea Party cronies tell it, Cochran is joined at the hip with Barack Obama and […]

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BILL CRAWFORD: Ingalls’ next ship depends on Cochran’s clout

June 16, 2014

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Bill Crawford

By Bill Crawford Who knew the House Appropriations Committee would rush to load the gun for Jackson County voters? Last week I wrote that Jackson County voters played Russian roulette with their economic future by voting for challenger Chris McDaniel over Senator Thad Cochran, the only member of Mississippi’s congressional delegation with enough seniority to […]

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Economic growth slows in Mississippi in 2013

June 11, 2014

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JACKSON, Mississippi — New figures show that Mississippi’s economy grew by 1.6 percent in 2013. Gross domestic product numbers released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis try to measure all of the economic output of each state. Mississippi’s 2013 growth rate was below the national average of 1.8 percent, and ranked 29th among the […]

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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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