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CARTER: Glocked and loaded for the GOP National Convention

“Packing” for this summer’s Republican Party National Convention in Tampa has taken on a whole new meaning. Grab your Glock and come on down – but don’t forget to bring enough 9mm rounds. That’s the message Florida Gov. Rick Scott has sent with his warning that conventioneers may want to pack some heat in case they must stand their ground ...

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Bryant picks retired banker Jerry Wilson as new banking commissioner

Retired banker Jerry Wilson of Columbus has been chosen by Gov. Phil Bryant to become Mississippi’s next banking commissioner. Wilson must be confirmed by the state Senate. He would serve a four-year term beginning July 1 as the head of the Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. The department regulates state-chartered banks, thrifts and credit unions, as well as loan ...

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Sears shutting down Metrocenter store May 6

Sears will end its presence as a full-line retailer in Jackson May 6 with the closing of its 240,000 square-foot Metrocenter Mall store. Liquidation of merchandise has been under way for several weeks and will end |Sunday, a spokeswoman for the national retailer said Monday. The closing leaves Sears’ with only a handful of small appliance outlets in metro Jackson. ...

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BancorpSouth reaches 2-year high on earnings, plans regional restructuring

The year’s first quarter brought BancorpSouth Inc. its best quarterly showing in two years, with the Tupelo-based regional bank reporting net income of $22.9 million, or 25-cents a share. The burden of bad real estate loans also eased during the quarter, according to Aubrey Patterson, chairman and CEO BancorpSouth, a $13 billion banking company with operations in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, ...

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Development in distressed times is CCIM forum topic

Development in a downturn will be addressed Thursday, April 26, when commercial real estate professionals from all corners of Mississippi gather in Jackson for a forum organized by the Mississippi Chapter of CCIM. Registration is still being accepted for the three-hour workshop titled “Development in a Downturn: From the Ground Up to Distressed Development.” The forum begins at 1 p.m. ...

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Mississippi State Ag. Division draws from ranks to fill key post

Cary W. “Bill” Herndon, a long-time leader in Mississippi State University’s Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine, has been named the new associate vice president in the division. His selection followed a national search. “Dr. Herndon’s experience made him the perfect choice to help advance our efforts to serve the university, the state and beyond,” said Greg Bohach, DAFVM ...

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