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Walt Stephens to replace the retiring Bobby Barr at Regions Bank

Regions Bank has named Walt Stephens city president for Greenville. He will take over for Bobby Barr, who served in the position for seven years and will retire at the end of this year. A native of Benoit, Stephens joined Regions in early 2010 and most recently served as a vice president, community banking agricultural relationship manager. Prior to joining ...

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Former Greenville mayor named to EPA job in Atlanta

JACKSON, Mississippi — Former Greenville, Miss., Mayor Heather McTeer Toney has been named regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s regional office in Atlanta. EPA Region 4 includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and six tribal nations. The announcement came Tuesday from EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Toney, a lawyer, was the first black and first ...

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IKE TROTTER: There are primary changes in Social Security for 2014

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has recently announced that Social Security and SSI beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living (COLA) adjustment for 2014. According to the SSA’s announcement, after the COLA adjustment, the estimated average retirement benefit will rise from $1,275 in 2013 to $1,294 in 2014. Here are the other primary changes to Social Security in the year ...

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IKE TROTTER — Weighing in on reverse mortgages

More and more we see on TV or read in the paper about reverse mortgages and the opportunities available for homeowners to “unlock” the equity in their home. I thought it might be helpful to discuss this unique type of home equity loan and the resulting implications they offer to homeowners, particularly those who are retired and elderly. Created in ...

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Will Bunker a perfect ‘match’ for Mississippi tech conference

A leader in entrepreneurial technology will be the keynote speaker at the 14th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation Nov. 12 and 13 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Will Bunker, a graduate of Mississippi State University, was co-founder of the pioneering online dating service that later became Match.com, the world’s largest personal site, will address the conference. Innovate Mississippi CEO and ...

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IKE TROTTER — The importance to budgeting

What do most think of when establishing a budget? For most of us, it’s the “oftentimes” painful process of trying to live within one’s income — which is never an easy process. And while a case could be made that this financial process is more effective when introduced at the early part of the year, many of us continue to ...

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Advisor Today features Greenville’s Ike Trotter

Ike Trotter was recently featured in Advisor Today financial magazine. Scheduled for the September/October digital edition, Trotter was interviewed for a national podcast series on “Building a More Successful Practice.” Advisor Today, which offers both a paper and digital edition, is a publication of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Trotter has been extremely active with NAIFA serving ...

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Advisor Today features Greenville's Ike Trotter

Ike Trotter was recently featured in Advisor Today financial magazine. Scheduled for the September/October digital edition, Trotter was interviewed for a national podcast series on “Building a More Successful Practice.” Advisor Today, which offers both a paper and digital edition, is a publication of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Trotter has been extremely active with NAIFA serving ...

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Greenville council OKs moving plans for Trop Casino

GREENVILLE, Mississippi — The Greenville City Council has approved Trop Casino’s proposal to move its gambling operations on Lake Ferguson onshore and develop the city’s waterfront. Mayor John Cox broke a tie vote Thursday. The casino and its parent company, Las Vegas-based Tropicana Entertainment Inc., say they hope to have the casino, parking areas and a new restaurant ready by ...

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Mississippi River Marathon hopes for growth in second year

The organizers of the Mississippi River Marathon in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., are hoping to build on last February’s success. This was the first year for the marathon and half-marathon, which starts in Lake Village and ends in Greenville, but it still managed to attract more than 1,300 participants from 37 states and three foreign countries. In 2014, officials ...

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