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Trustmark chief Host named new chairman of MEC

JACKSON — Jerry Host, president and CEO of Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank in Jackson, has been elected chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council for the coming year. Host served as MEC’s treasurer from 2008-2010. He joined Trustmark’s Investment Department in 1984 and since then has worked in a variety of positions for the company, including chief financial officer ...

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Deadline nearing for SBA drought-related disaster loans

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes that June 14 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Mississippi as a result of the drought and excessive heat that occurred from Jan. 1 through Aug. ...

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Community Trust to break ground for two new banking centers

FLOWOOD and MADISON — Community Trust Bank will break ground on two new banking centers in May. Located in Flowood and Madison, these centers are slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2012. The new Flowood Banking Center groundbreaking will be held May 22 at 203 Promenade Boulevard. The new Madison Banking Center groundbreaking will be held May 24 ...

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Renasant Corp. expands into East Tennessee

TUPELO — Renasant Corp. is entering the banking market in east Tennessee. Renasant says the new bank should open in Maryville, Tenn., a suburb of Knoxville, by the end of May. Renasant says in a statement that this is the eighth expansion by the bank in the past year and a half. Renasant is the parent company of Renasant Bank ...

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Renaissance Corp. accepted as member of FHLB Dallas

GULFPORT — Gulf Coast Renaissance Corp. was recently granted membership into the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). According to Renaissance Corp., a nonprofit organization focused on creating affordable homeownership opportunities and stimulating economic development through the small business sector, it is the first non-bank community development financial institution (CDFI) in the state to be accepted as a ...

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Peoples Financial reports increased earnings, decreased loan losses

BILOXI — Peoples Financial Corporation, parent of The Peoples Bank, reported net income of $505,000 for the first quarter of 2012, a 15.3 percent increase over the first quarter of 2011. Loan volume increased 5.3 percent over the first quarter of 2011 to $428 million, compared to $407 million in the same period last year. The provision for loan losses ...

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The First seeing impact from Whitney acquisition

HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, reported earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. The First Bancshares also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.0375 per common share. The record date will be May 10, 2012 with a payable date of May 24, 2012. Net income available to common shareholders for ...

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Hancock Holding: 'Digesting' Whitney acquisition

GULFPORT — Hancock Holding Co., which operates Hancock and Whitney banks along the Gulf Coast, said yesterday that it is making progress in digesting last year’s Whitney acquisition. Hancock merged with Whitney in June, making it hard to compare year-earlier results. The bank posted profit of $18.5 million, or 21 cents per share, in the first quarter. It made $19 ...

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Renasant: Acquisitions, new branches improving bottom line

TUPELO — Renasant Corp. says its acquisitions and new branches are succeeding as it cut bad loans in the first quarter of 2012. The bank said it earned quarterly profit of nearly $6 million, or 24 cents per share. The company earned about $7.5 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter of 2011, but that number was ...

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Trustmark's profits soar on fewer bad loans, Florida acquisition

JACKSON — Trustmark Corp. said profits rose strongly in the first quarter as the bank set aside less for bad loans and earned a windfall on buying a Florida bank. The bank said it earned $30.3 million, or 47 cents per share, in the quarter that ended March 31. That’s 26 percent higher than the $24 million, or 37 cents ...

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