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Donald to manage branch

Ben Donald has joined Keesler Federal Credit Union as the Branch Manager for its Hattiesburg location. Ben began his financial career as a Personal Banker. He is a member of Rotary and Hattiesburg Young Professionals. He is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. Known as the Turtle Creek branch, it is located at 6175 Hwy. 98 Ste. 20 ...

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Solar projects approved for Mississippi Power


MBJ staff The Public Service Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday three solar power projects that will produce just over 105 megawatts of electricity for customers of Mississippi Power Co. Mississippi Power ratepayers will not bear any costs in the construction of the plants, which will be located in Hattiesburg, Sumrall, and Gulfport. Mississippi Power expects the plants to ultimately help ...

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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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Tissue maker plans Hattiesburg plant, will hire 230-260


By JACK WEATHERLY Tissue paper manufacturer Sofidel America Corp. announced on Thursday that it bought a building just constructed by another company in Hattiesburg and will hire 230 to 260  workers. Sofidel acquired the new 400,000-square-foot building  in the Hattiesburg-Forrest County Industrial Park From Green Bay Converting Inc., which had intended to set up expanded operations there. Green Bay will maintain operations at its ...

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Hattiesburg council considers code changes for solar farm


HATTIESBURG — Decisions by the Hattiesburg City Council could mean a multimillion-dollar economic development impact over the next few years. The Hattiesburg American reports the council is being asked to not only approve the parameters that would create a planned solar farm, but also for any similar “green energy” projects in the future. Council also is also being asked to ...

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Hattiesburg 2015-16 levy will include tax increase


HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg City Council has voted to raise residents’ tax rates for the first time since at least 2001. Council approved 4-0 Tuesday a 114.1-mill tax levy for fiscal year 2015-16, an increase of 2.1 mills. The Hattiesburg American reports (http://hatne.ws/1Npa2W1) the council is expected to vote Sept. 22 on a proposed $138.3 million budget that would kick ...

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Loan approved for hangar at Hattiesburg-Laurel airport

economic development

HATTIESBURG — The Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional Airport is one step closer to its new hangar. During Monday’s meeting of the Forrest County Board of Supervisors, The Hattiesburg American reports board members authorized and approved a loan not to exceed $230,000 on behalf of Forrest County and the Airport Authority from the Mississippi Development Authority. The funds will help build the airport’s ...

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Mississippi hospital whistleblower gets $3.5M in settlement

Big build hospital (done in 3d)

JACKSON — A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million over allegations they broke federal law by receiving Medicare reimbursements for psychiatric services that were not “medically reasonable or necessary.” Ryan Ladner worked for Allegiance Health Management ...

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