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Thames new CNB president

Hampton D. Thames, a 27-year employee of Citizens National Bank, has been named President of its statewide franchise, which consists of 26 banks. Archie McDonnell, former president, will continue to serve the Bank as its Chief Executive Officer, as a member of the Bank’s Board of Directors, and Chairman of its Directors Loan Committee. He also serves on the Board ...

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3 changes at Citizens National Bank

Emily Martelli has joined Citizens National Bank’s Wealth Management Division as a Trust Administrator. Debbie Hatcher and Jennifer Ferguson have also received promotions in the department. Originally from the state of Washington, Emily and her husband, Matthew, recently moved to Meridian from Gainesville, Fla., where they have been living for the past three years. Emily has numerous academic credentials to ...

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Ex-contractor's bank fraud sentencing rescheduled for March

SOUTHAVEN — The sentencing hearing for former Southaven contractor James M. Harris Jr. has been reset for March 25 in Aberdeen. The 53-year-old Harris pleaded guilty in federal court last year to one count of loan and credit application fraud. Harris admitted that he made false statements to Citizens National Bank in Olive Branch so he could draw money from ...

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Ex-contractor to be sentenced for bank fraud this month

SOUTHAVEN — Sentencing for James M. Harris, a former contractor with the city of Southaven who pleaded guilty last year to a federal bank fraud charge, is scheduled for Jan. 29 in Aberdeen. The Commercial Appeal reports the 54-year-old Harris pleaded guilty on Sept. 12 to one count of loan and credit application fraud in federal court. He admitted during ...

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Former city contractor pleads guilty to bank fraud

SOUTHAVEN — A former contractor with the city of Southaven has pleaded guilty to a federal charge that he made false statements to an area bank to get money from a loan for drainage work at a subdivision that his development company never built. The Commercial Appeal reports it took 53-year-old James Harris, of Hernando, just 25 minutes to enter ...

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Ex-city contractor to change plea in bank fraud case

SOUTHAVEN — A former Southaven city contractor accused of bank fraud is set for a plea change hearing next month. The Commercial Appeal reports 53-year-old James Malcolm Harris Jr., of Hernando, pleaded not guilty to two counts of loan and credit application fraud and one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States when he was indicted on the federal ...

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Real estate developer gets 10 days in prison for bank fraud

OXFORD — DeSoto County developer Chuck Roberts will serve 10 days in a federal prison in September for his role in a bank fraud scheme involving a Southaven subdivision his company was planning to build. The Commercial Appeal reports the 46-year-old Roberts said during yesterday’s sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Oxford that his actions were not indicative of ...

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Archie McDonnell wins Peavey Award

Archie McDonnell, president and CEO of Citizens National Bank, recently received the 2013 Hartley D. Peavey Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. This award is presented annually by the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation (EMBDC) to a local businessperson who has developed his or her entrepreneurial skills and business expertise into a thriving business or businesses. Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of ...

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Citizens announces changes

Kevin Brewer has been promoted to the position of Citizens National Bank’s South Mississippi regional president. Brewer joined the Bank in September 2009 as the Hattiesburg market president and senior relationship banker. He was previously employed with Cadence Bank in Starkville for nine years and gained experience in various credit administration roles before he was promoted to the position of ...

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Meridian building $8.2M police station under lease-purchase plan

Jackson’s Watkins Development has reached a deal with the City of Meridian to transform a vacated Cowboy Maloney store into an $8.2 million police station. The City is to put $2.1 million into the project and rent the building from Watkins for 20 years at an annual cost of $305,000, adjustable for inflation every five years. At the end of ...

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