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Analysis: Top 2 GOP counties could split in governor primary

The road to the Republican nomination for statewide offices in Mississippi runs through a few conservative communities. In a largely rural state of just under 3 million residents, Republican candidates’ strategy is usually to seek support in a short list of vote-rich counties and to pad out a winning margin with additional votes from counties with smaller populations. Two of ...

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Export awards given to Mississippi firms

By MBJ STAFF Gov. Phil Bryant presented awards to four Mississippi companies at the 2018 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting event held at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. The awards recognize Mississippi companies for their success in beginning, maintaining or increasing export sales to international markets. “The companies honored at this year’s Export Awards ceremony have successfully demonstrated ...

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Brunini attorneys listed in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Brunini announced 14 attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers and five attorneys have been selected to the 2018 Mid-South Rising Stars. 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers are: Jackson: Matt Allen, Business Litigation; Sheldon Alston, General Litigation; Steve Carmody, Employment & Labor; Lynne Green, Estate & Probate; Trey Jones, Business Litigation; David Kaufman, Business Litigation; Sam Kelly, Construction ...

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Hopkins appointed to TEC director of sales

TEC announced the appointment of Bryce Hopkins as Director of Sales located in the Jackson corporate office. In this role, Hopkins will directly manage the Sales team and implement strategic sales initiatives and goals. He also will work closely with the marketing and operations teams to provide insight into new products and services for the business to business market. Hopkins ...

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BankFirst Financial Services announces the launch of SBA Lending Division

BankFirst announced that it has expanded its business banking solutions to offer SBA 7a, and 504 loans to small business owners throughout Mississippi and Alabama. With a retail branch network in central Mississippi and Alabama, BankFirst’s entrance into SBA lending allows the Company to better serve its existing communities as well as develop a southeastern footprint to offer loan products ...

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O’Neal, Jr. appointed to the Regions Financial Corp. Board of Directors in Jackson

Regions Financial Corp. announced that Willie Anthony O’Neal, Jr. has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in Jackson, effective immediately. O’Neal is a third-generation business leader and pioneer with more than 28 years of professional experience in the areas of engineering, program & project management, business development & marketing, quality management and business operations. In 2015, O’Neal was ...

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Rice joins BankFirst Financial Services

BankFirst Financial Services announced that Renee Rice is the new Community Banking President for Madison County. Rice is active in the community, including serving on several local and state boards: Madison County Community Trust, Finance and Economics Advisory Board at Mississippi State University and Jackson Academy Board of Trustees. She is a Columbus native, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi ...

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Davis joins Mississippi State Personnel Board as general counsel

The Mississippi State Personnel Board recently announced that Richard Davis will serve as the agency’s general counsel. In this role, Davis will be chief advisor to the executive director regarding policy, procedures, and administrative programs. He will also be MSPB’s liaison to the governor’s office and legislators. Davis has more than seven years of legal experience. Prior to joining MSPB, ...

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