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Community Bank building new headquarters in Flowood

Community Bank has announced its plans to construct a new headquarters located in Flowood. “We are proud to be a part of Rankin County, having been a member of this community for over 20 years. Community Bank is delighted to further our commitment to the area by bringing this new state of the art headquarters that will serve as the cornerstone for ...

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Keesler Federal opens first branch in Petal

Keesler Federal Credit Union’s new branch in Petal is now open, the first Keesler Federal location in the Petal market. The new 3,200 square foot branch is located at 1119 Evelyn Gandy Parkway, just west of the Walmart Supercenter in front of Lowe’s. It will feature a commercial night depository and drive-through banking service. The Petal branch will be Keesler ...

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Great Southern Bank Promotes Christy A. Quick to Vice President

Great Southern Bank in Meridian has promoted Christy A. Quick to Vice President. A resident of Carthage, Quick is a graduate of Jackson Christian Academy. She began her financial career in 1987 as a teller with Citizens National Bank. During her career, she has served in various roles, including Head Teller, Loan & New Account Representative, and Retail Sales Manager. ...

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Community Bank announces staff changes

Community Bank recently announced five staff changes: » Anthony Webb has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Webb, a native of West Point, has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry, most previously serving as Vice President in Community Bank’s West Lakeland office. In his new role, he will continue to be responsible for business development, cash management ...

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Burgess builds a fantasy sports corporate playing field

By JACK WEATHERLY Fantasy sports have captured the imagination of the country. Participants select fantasy teams – whether baseball, football or basketball – of real players and play games. For Chris Burgess, a former star pitcher for St. Andrew’s Episcopal School and Delta State University who later joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization, it struck him: why not apply that to the ...

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First Federal president Stewart Ramsay dies

PASCAGOULA—  First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point has announced that Stewart Ramsay, Chairman of the Board and longtime President/Chief Executive Officer, passed away after a lengthy battle with health complications. “Our entire association mourns the loss of Stewart Ramsay,” said Weldon Perkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Federal and longtime friend.  “Mr. Ramsay was, and always ...

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Mississippi less taxing for retirees

By BECKY GILLETTE Mississippi has been named the No. 4 most-friendly tax state for retirees by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in the recently released 2017 Retire Tax Map which looks at the most and least tax-friendly states for retirees across all 50 states. Sandra Block, senior editor, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, said one reason Mississippi scores so high for being tax friendly ...

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Some Mississippi residents eligible for mortgage settlement

The Mississippi attorney general’s office says about 270 state residents are eligible for payments from a settlement involving improper servicing of mortgage loans. Attorney General Jim Hood’s office said Wednesday that Mississippians will receive notification in the mail in the next few months if they are eligible. The money comes from a multimillion-dollar settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage lender PHH ...

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