Hattiesburg-based First Bancshares Inc. announced on Thursday that its net earnings for the first quarter were $1.9 million, or 36 cents per share, compared with $1.3 million, or 25 cents for the corresponding quarter in 2014. Assets grew by 4.8 percent to reach $1.1 billion as of March 31. Loans stood at $716 million, up $11.8 million in the quarter. ...Read More »
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USM FUNDRAISING FOR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS REACHES A MILESTONE — Gift from First Bancshares, parent of The First, puts effort over $8 million mark
A recent donation from First Bancshares Inc. put the University of Southern Mississippi over the $8 million mark in its quest to raise $10 million to cover its share of a new 90,000 square foot home for the College of Business. In addition, Southern Miss alumnus Chuck Scianna, a 1975 finance grad and Houston businessman, has issued a matching gift ...Read More »
HATTIESBURG — The First Bancshares Inc., holding company for The First, A National Banking Association, reported earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2009, amounted to $104,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to $339,000, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2008. David E. Johnson, The First chairman and CEO, said, “In light of the ...Read More »