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Habitat for Humanity Bankers Build

Nine banking institutions are partnering for a third year in a row with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area to sponsor and build a home on Greenview Drive in Jackson. Bank leaders instrumental in developing this partnership are (from left) Robert Leard, Regions, Commercial Banking Executive; Larry Ratzlaff, Origin Bank, Mississippi State President; Derrick Whittington, Community Bank of Mississippi, Assistant ...

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Woods, Mayfield Earn CFA Designation

Travis Woods, employee of W.O. Stone Advisors Inc., in Jackson, and Owen Mayfield, a managing member of Spectre Capital, have earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. They are the only two new charterholders in the CFA Mississippi chapter to be recognized at an October 10 event. The CFA charter, the industry’s most respected and recognized investment credential, represents a ...

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Bryan Nelson welcomes Chase Ford Morgan as newest addition

Chase Ford Morgan has joined the offices of Bryan Nelson P.A. She will practice primarily out of the firm’s West Hattiesburg. Morgan specializes in the area of family law and also concentrates her practice in the areas of wills and estates, guardianship and conservatorships, expungement, and mediation services. Morgan received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in International Business ...

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Nelson named assistant vice president at Planters Bank

Trent Nelson was recently appointed Assistant Vice President/Loan Officer at the Washington Avenue location of Planters Bank & Trust-Greenville. A graduate of The Mississippi School for Banking and Holmes Community College in Ridgeland with an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Nelson began his banking career in 2008 at BankPlus, where he in several roles, including teller, customer service representative and ...

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Community Bank promotes McPhail

Michael McPhail has recently been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Community Bank, Ellisville. McPhail joined the bank in 2016 as a loan officer. In his new role, he will manage a portfolio, focusing on growing loans and deposits in the Hattiesburg market. McPhail, a native of Yazoo City, completed his Bachelor Degree in Political Science with a minor in ...

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MSU student financial aid department receives Regions Bank marketing honor

Mississippi State University’s Department of Student Financial Aid recently was honored with the Regions Bank Marketing Partner Rock Star Award for its role in promoting financial education. Pictured are, from left, Jay Willis, branch manager for Regions Bank in Starkville; Sammy Slaughter, senior vice president and city president for Regions Bank in Starkville; John Daniels, MSU financial literary coordinator; and ...

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Trustmark net income up for third quarter

By JACK WEATHERLY Trustmark Corp. announced net income of $34.57 million, or 51 cents per share for the third quarter, compared with $30.98 million, or 46 cents per share, a year earlier. The results, which were released after market on Oct. 24, beat Wall Street expectations, according to the Associated Press. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ...

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First Bancshares to buy Ala. bank, doubles income through acquisitions

The First Bancshares Inc. of Hattiesburg announced Tuesday that it will buy an Alabama bank for $60 million, expanding its footprint in southwest Alabama.  First Bancshares says it will acquire Southwest Banc Shares Inc. of Chatom, Ala., paying $36 million in stock and $24 million in cash. The Mississippi bank seeks to sell $45 million in stock, in part to ...

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Leon Manning Joins BankFirst Financial Services As First Vice President – Director of Marketing

Leon Manning has been appointed First Vice President – Director of Marketing at BankFirst Financial Services in Columbus. His primary responsibilities include planning, implementing and managing the bank’s marketing efforts throughout the organization. Manning is originally from the west Alabama area, received his degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Alabama. He is a graduate of the American ...

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