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BILL CRAWFORD — Other states’ Republican leaders stand up to Trump tariffs

Trump tariffs and retaliatory tariffs are no big deal for Mississippi say key Republican leaders. “Everything will work out,” is their mantra.   Meanwhile, Trump tariffs kicked in June 1st on steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) imports from the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Mexico imposed retaliatory tariffs on June 5th, Canada will on July 1st, and the EU will later ...

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Renasant names Godbold a private banker and financial advisor in Ridgeland

Gabe Godbold has joined Renasant Bank as a private banker and financial advisor in Ridgeland. Godbold will be responsible for building relationships and assisting clients with their various financial needs. Godbold is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Godbold enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing. He is married to Whitney of Madison, and ...

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Forrest General among nation’s top hospitals for treatment of heart attacks

Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Forrest General is one of 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. The award recognizes Forrest General’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American ...

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MSU’s Coble elected to AAEA leadership

Keith Coble from Mississippi State University has been named the incoming President-Elect for the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s (AAEA) Executive Board. Coble says: “We have both challenges and opportunities ahead of us. By working together [with the other board members], we can advance AAEA.” Joining the Board of the Directors this year are Marc Bellemare from the University of ...

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Mississippi Credit Union Association announces board

The Mississippi Credit Union Association (MSCUA) held its annual meeting & convention on May 16-19, 2018, at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi, Miss. Attendance included more than 600 credit union professionals, volunteers & guests. During the event, elections were held and the association board was announced. The twelve-member MSCUA Board represents the association’s seventy-six member credit unions in Mississippi ...

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Butler Snow promotes Rance Sapen to chief operating officer

Butler Snow is pleased to announce that Rance Sapen has been named chief operating officer. Sapen has served as the firm’s chief financial officer for the past 14 years. As COO, Sapen will be responsible for providing administrative leadership and management to ensure the firm is positioned for further growth and long term success in the legal marketplace. Sapen joined ...

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Neel-Schaffer’s Matt Lifsey earns DBIA certification

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced that Matt Lifsey, PE, DBIA, has completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program and is now nationally certified as a Design-Build Professional. Lifsey manages Neel-Schaffer’s South Carolina operations and leads the firm’s 11-member Design- Build Advisory Group. He is a Vice President in the firm and has 28 years of experience, including ...

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Lott named senior vice president/deposit administrator

Carolyn Lott has recently been named senior vice president/deposit administrator at Community Bank. A native of Forest, Mississippi, Lott recently served as Operations Officer and has been with Community Bank for thirty years. In her new role, Lott will oversee the wire department, submit cash orders and deposits, and order foreign currency. Lott, is a graduate of Forest High School ...

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Report: Mississippi gets a B for manufacturing

Mississippi receives a “B+” for manufacturing in a new report from Ball State University. Mississippi improved from “C+” to “B” in its Benefits Costs grade. The state declined from “D” to “F” in Liability Gap. Mississippi maintained grade of “A” in Diversification, “B+” in Manufacturing , “C+” in Tax Climate, “C” in Logistics and Global Position, and “F” in Human ...

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