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Weighing the economic risk of Basil III can be daunting

The Mississippi Business Journal recently reported on the demise of brickyards around the state, with the numbers whittled in recent years from a half-dozen to the single surviving yard in Columbus. The brickyards started dying off about the same time demand for new housing ceased. Many other once-healthy sectors of Mississippi’s economy went into decline as well when the building ...

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Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households

Mississippi has retained its distinction as the state with the highest percentage of households without checking accounts or other banking services, a survey released earlier this month by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shows. The survey conducted in 2011 found that 15.1 percent of Mississippi households are “unbanked.” Though the 15.1 percent is higher than all other states, it marks ...

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Trustmark, Hancock head lengthy list of state’s 5-star banks in Mississippi

More than half of the banks based in Mississippi — including two of its largest, Hancock and Trustmark — received five-star ratings in the latest assessments from Bauer Financial. The five stars signify “superior” performance and are the highest grade awarded by the independent financial analysis and reporting agency based in Coral Gables, Fla. Consistently strong performance, profitability and capital ...

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Fellows comes to association

Gordon Fellows has joined the Mississippi Bankers Association staff as vice president, government relations. His duties will include representing the association at the State Capitol, coordinating lobbying efforts and managing association events. Fellows joins the association after working in the furniture industry for six years, three of which were spent in China. A native of Tupelo, he earned a bachelor’s ...

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New MBA chairman says banking healthy in Mississippi

Admittedly an optimistic person, Greg Taylor would have positive feelings about banking in Mississippi regardless. As the new chairman of the Mississippi Bankers Association, he will lead and represent the organization for the next year. He’s chairman, president and CEO of Merchants and Farmers Bancorp, Inc. of Holly Springs and has previously served the MBA as vice president, treasurer and ...

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Ole Miss schools of business, accountancy cited among best by accrediting agency

OXFORD — AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, has reaffirmed the standing of the University of Mississippi’s School of Business Administration and Patterson School of Accountancy as being among the world’s best. Both schools were reaccredited by AACSB for another cycle. For this academic year, 56 schools maintained their accreditation in business, and 24 sustained their ...

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Sims earns promotion

Tony Sims has been promoted to senior vice president and director of marketing for Community Bancshares Inc., the holding company for Community Banks. Active in the banking community, Sims serves on the Communications Council for the Mississippi Bankers Association and as a County Chairman for Mississippi Young Bankers. He is also a member of the 2012 class of MEC Leadership ...

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Mississippi Young Bankers name officers, council members

The Mississippi Young Bankers section of the Mississippi Bankers Association appointed new officers and councilmen during the annual study conference and convention in Point Clear, Ala. March 14-18. Officers include: President: Hue Townsend, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, Belzoni; Vice President: Matt McCraw, First National Bank, Oxford; Treasurer: Michael Schloegel, Hancock Bank, Gulfport; New council members are: Bob Glover, The ...

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BankPlus promotes Kinard

BankPlus has promoted Dawn Kinard to bank officer and branch manager of the Dogwood Promenade office. Kinard has over 16 years of experience in the banking industry and has been with BankPlus for three years. A native of Sturgis, Kinard is a member of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce where she has served as a diplomat. She has four children ...

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