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Citizens' income decreases

PHILADELPHIA — Citizens Holding Company saw net income for the three months ended June 30, 2009, decrease to $1.84 million, or $0.38 per share-basic and $0.37 per share-diluted, from $2.475 million, or $0.51 per share-basic and diluted for the same quarter in 2008. The provision for loan losses for the quarter was $824,000, compared to $559,000 for the same period ...

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Britton & Koontz's earnings fall

NATCHEZ — Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation reports net income for the three months ended June 30, 2009, was $758,000, or $0.36 per diluted share, compared to $848,000, or $0.40 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2009, net income and diluted earnings per share were $1.4 million and $0.64, ...

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Cal-Maine adds seat on board

JACKSON — Cal-Maine Foods Inc. has expanded its board of directors to a total of eight members, adding Steve W. Sanders. Sanders has been elected as a new independent director and will serve until the company’s annual meeting in October, at which time he will stand for re-election. Sanders was the managing partner of the Jackson office of Ernst & ...

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Sanderson to build N.C. complex

LAUREL — Sanderson Farms Inc. plans to proceed with the construction and start-up of the company’s Kinston, N.C, poultry complex. Sanderson Farms previously announced plans April 24, 2008, to invest approximately $126.5 million for construction of a new feed mill, poultry processing plant and hatchery on separate sites in Kinston and Lenoir County, N.C. On June 26, 2008, the company announced ...

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'Jump Start' bill introduced

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is supporting legislation that would allow new small business owners to deduct up to $10,000 of their initial start-up costs. Cochran is cosponsoring the Small Business Jump Start Act (S.1402), a bipartisan measure that would double the federal tax deduction from the current $5,000 to $10,000, for first-year small business start-up expenses. S.1402 ...

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Butler Snow makes list

JACKSON — Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC, has been selected for [ITAL]The National Law Journal’s[ITAL] inaugural “Midsize Hot List,” which, according to the publication, recognizes firms that have “proven to be more agile than their bigger competitors.” Butler Snow was chosen for the exclusive list along with only 19 other firms in the country. The Midsize Hot List ...

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Lighthouse graces new stamp

BILOXI — The Biloxi Lighthouse is being featured on a U.S. stamp as part of the Gulf Coast Lighthouses series now available. The 44-cent first-class stamp is available in sheets of 20. The Biloxi Lighthouse is featured as one of five lighthouses that withstood devastating hurricanes. Other lighthouses included are located at Matagorda Island, Texas; Sabine Pass, La.; Sand Island, ...

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SBA bond guarantees enhanced

WASHINGTON — Building on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provisions implemented earlier this year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it can now provide surety bond guarantees on federal contracts valued at up to $10 million, if the contracting officer certifies that the guarantee is in the best interests of the government. An interim final rule is available for ...

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Belk Foundation gives to JLJ

JACKSON — The Belk Foundation has presented a $15,000 grant to the Junior League of Jackson (JLJ) for the League’s Education and Health Focus Areas. This gift will cover the expenses of at least three of the JLJ’s 32 community projects for 2009-2010. “We’re excited to extend our support to the Junior League of Jackson, a group that is closely ...

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Baptist giving CPR kits

COLUMBUS — Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is making a donation of self-directed CPR learning modules to all city, county and private schools in Lowndes County as well as to some larger industries in the area. The hospital’s Auxiliary recently purchased and donated 100 of the American Heart Association’s “Family and Friends CPR Anytime” kits to the hospital for distribution. Each ...

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