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Bank promotes Jason Johnson

Jason E. Johnson has been promoted to Assistant Vice President at Trustmark’s Laurel Main office, where he serves as Commercial Relationship Manager. Johnson has nine years of banking experience. He develops and manages commercial loan accounts, provides portfolio maintenance and loan administration, and participates in business development activities. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance from ...

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April Holder promoted

April Holder, RN BSN, was promoted to Nurse Executive at South Mississippi State Hospital, and two weeks later was selected by fellow employees as Employee of the Quarter, fourth quarter, 2015. Holder has been with SMSH since May 2006; she began as an RN and worked her way up to Unit Coordinator before being named Nurse Executive. She graduated from ...

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Jim Letten named to panel

Jim Letten — a former U.S. Attorney who recently joined Butler Snow’s New Orleans office as of counsel — has been named co-chair of the American Bar Association criminal justice section crime committee’s computer crime, intellectual property and trade secrets sub-committee. Letten was appointed U.S. Attorney by President George W. Bush in 2005 and asked to retain the position by ...

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Tulane appoints Baxter

Tulane University’s School of Continuing Studies Madison Campus has appointment of Mary Lib Baxter to serve as the Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, which was recently launched. Baxter, who was born and raised in Mobile, Ala., received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Public Relations from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and earned a Juris Doctorate ...

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Stocks edge lower in early trading on Wall Street

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NEW YORK — The stock market opened slightly lower after the government reported only modest job growth last month. The Dow Jones industrial average edged down 54 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,359 as of 9:35 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 12 points, or 0.7 percent, to 1,902. The Nasdaq composite gave up 36 points, or 0.8 ...

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National Apartment Association rep sees image problem for Ridgeland

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» Ole Miss professor doubts moves against apartments will be seen widely as negative By TED CARTER Ridgeland could be creating an image among commercial investors as a city that changes land-use rules as it goes along, the head lobbyist for the National Apartment Association says. The problem rests with the Ridgeland Board of Aldermen’s decision to apply new and ...

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Renasant taps Mitchell Waycaster president

Renasant Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer E. Robinson McGraw announced that the board of directors of Renasant Corporation and Renasant Bank, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, unanimously elected C. Mitchell Waycaster as President and Chief Operating Officer of both the Company and Renasant Bank. McGraw will remain in his capacity as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for both the Company ...

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5 promoted at Renasant

The following staff changes were made recently by Renasant Bank: » Kevin Smith has been promoted to Senior Vice President Senior Associate Counsel. In his role at Renasant, Smith is responsible for handling a variety of legal issues arising within the function of the bank’s general counsel’s office including managing litigation, negotiating vendor contracts, responding to subpoenas, handling insurance claims, ...

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Mississippi lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

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JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport. German tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG will invest $1.45 billion in a plant that one lawmaker called the largest tire plant in North America. It will eventually hire up to ...

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Phelps Dunbar adds partner

Mark N. Halbert has joined the Tupelo office of Phelps Dunbar LLP as a partner practicing in the area of litigation with a focus on employment law. Halbert has more than 20 years of litigation experience, with extensive experience in employment litigation, tort claims, commercial litigation and estate disputes. He represents management in a variety of employment matters including employment ...

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