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BankFirst names community chief for Newton, surrounding markets

COLUMBUS – BankFirst has named Douglas S. Whittle as community president for the newly acquired Mississippi markets of Newton, Scott and Jasper counties. Whittle replaces the retiring William Freeman, who will continue to serve BankFirst as a member of the Board of Directors. Whittle is currently the executive vice president of the former Newton County Bank which BankFirst acquired earlier ...

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Young joins BankFirst board

Camille Young has joined the Board of Directors of BankFirst Financial Services, based in Columbus. A native of Shannon, Young is Vice President at Cornerstone Government Affairs. She has been with the firm for four years and has almost two decades of background in the practice of state and federal government affairs to Cornerstone’s Jackson office. Prior to joining Cornerstone, ...

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Johnson joins BankFirst

Jean Hancock Johnson has joined BankFirst’s Hattiesburg Branch Office as Assistant Vice President and Consumer Banker. She will be responsible for deposit accounts, consumer loans, business development and branch management. She has worked in banking for over 12 years.

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BANKERS READY TO BUILD — 200 volunteers from 9 financial institutions to work together at Habitat house

By LISA MONTI  Nine Jackson area financial institutions will join together for the first time as a team to build a Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area home in a south Jackson neighborhood. The banks all have supported Habitat by building houses, sponsoring events and serving on boards and committees, but this year’s build will be the first time employees ...

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BankFirst to merge with Newton County Bank

NEWTON — BankFirst Capital Corporation has merged with Newton County Bancorporation Inc. The transaction, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2015, was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies but remains subject to approval by NCB’s shareholders and regulators. Terms were not disclosed. Moak Griffin, BankFirst president & CEO, says in a news release that ...

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Austin Shafer named BankFirst VP

Austin F. Shafer has joined BankFirst Financial Services Starkville office as the assistant vice president.  Shafer is a Starkville native and graduate of Mississippi State University.  He and his wife Blair are the proud parents of two future Mississippi State Bulldogs, Sydney and Sam.

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Former bank president turns to regulation as new commissioner

Jerry Wilson figured to spend the first six months of his retirement as president and CEO of BankFirst clearing his noggin of 43 years of banking clutter. Good thing he didn’t quite finish the clearing. He’ll be calling on that four-decades of banking knowledge daily in his new job as Mississippi banking commissioner. The 67-year-old Wilson, an Alva native and ...

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