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BancPlus completes acquisition of State Bank and Trust

BancPlus Corp., parent of BankPlus, announced on Wednesday the completion of its previously announced acquisition of State Capital Corp., parent of State Bank and Trust Company. The BankPlus acquisition creates the state’s sixth-largest bank based in Mississippi, with 80 branches throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. As of Dec. 31, 2019, the combined company has approximately $4.1 billion in assets, deposits ...

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Mississippi hospitals sue opioid makers and sellers

Eleven Mississippi hospitals have filed a civil suit in the Circuit Court of Hinds County against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of opioid-based drugs. Mississippi hospitals have been on the front lines fighting and treating the complications of addiction as the opioid crisis has reached epidemic levels. The Mississippi hospitals join more than 450 hospitals across the United States to file ...

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TUESDAY — Mississippi reports 90 new cases of Coronavirus, 937 total with 20 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 937 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 90 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. There have been 20 total deaths reported (4 new), the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, ...

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MONDAY — Mississippi reports 89 new cases of Coronavirus, 847 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 847 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 89 newly identified cases on Monday morning. There have been 16 total deaths reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, DeSoto County, Wilkinson County, Tunica County, Webster County, ...

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SUNDAY — Mississippi reports 95 new cases of Coronavirus,663 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 663 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 95 newly identified cases on Sunday morning. There have been 14 total deaths reported, all of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Wilkinson County, Tunica County, Webster County, Hancock County, Rankin County, Tippah County, ...

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MSDH: Sixth COVID-19 death reported in Mississippi

Today the Mississippi State Department of Health has reported one new death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi, bringing the state total to six. The case was a Rankin County male 80-85 with underlying conditions. He died while hospitalized. Deaths have been previously reported in Hancock, Holmes, Tunica, Webster and Wilkinson counties.     FROM AN EARLIER POST   Mississippi’s total ...

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THURSDAY — Mississippi reports 108 new cases of Coronavirus, 485 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 485 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a record 108 newly identified cases on Thursday morning with four more deaths across Mississippi for a total of five. Yesterday’s death cases were a Wilkinson County male 85-90 years old with underlying conditions who died while hospitalized, and a Tunica County female ...

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Fourth and fifth deaths reported in Mississippi from Coronavirus

Tonight the Mississippi State Department of Health has reported two new deaths from coronavirus (COVID-19) in Mississippi. The cases were a Wilkinson County male 85-90 years old with underlying conditions who died while hospitalized, and a Tunica County female 75-80 who died in a long-term care facility. Deaths have also been reported in Hancock, Holmes and Webster counties.   UPDATE ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports 57 new cases of Coronavirus, 377 total

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 377 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 57 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning with one more death in Holmes County. Mississippi now has a total of two deaths Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 38, followed by DeSoto with 36, Harrison with 25 and Rankin ...

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TUESDAY — More than 70 new cases in Mississippi as total rises to 320

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 320 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 71 newly identified cases on Tuesday morning. Cumulatively thus far, Hinds County has the most cases with 31, followed by DeSoto with 29 and Harrison with 24.   Tracking new cases reported to Mississippi Department of Health: March 24: 71 March 23: 42 March ...

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