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Hattiesburg bank earnings rise to $1.9 million

Hattiesburg-based First Bancshares Inc. announced on Thursday that its net earnings for the first quarter were $1.9 million, or 36 cents per share, compared with $1.3 million, or 25 cents for the corresponding quarter in 2014. Assets grew by 4.8 percent to reach $1.1 billion as of March 31. Loans stood at $716 million, up […] [...]

MDA to close all its regional offices

The Mississippi Development Authority will close all eight regional offices around the state effective June 30. Eleven positions will be eliminated, 10 of which are currently filled, said Jeff Rent, public relations and media manager for the agency. The offices are located in Senatobia, Tupelo, Greenwood, Meridian, Summit, Hattiesburg and Gulfport, as well as Jackson. […] [...]

Baker Donelson recognized

Fifteen of Baker Donelson law firm’s Jackson attorneys will be ranked in 2015 edition of Chambers USA as leading practitioners in the state in specific practice areas. Recognized are: » Corporate/Commercial: William S. Mendenhall and William S. Painter. » Corporate/Commercial (Gaming & Licensing): Dan M. McDaniel Jr. (state and national) » Corporate/Commercial (Municipal Finance): Stephen […] [...]

Planters Bank promotes at 3 locations

Planters Bank and Trust, based in Greenville, recently announced eight promotions: » Parker England has been promoted to first vice president for the Greenville branch. England joined Planters Bank in November 2007. He graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 and received his MBA from Mississippi State in 2002. He is a graduate of the […] [...]

Lawmakers honor Arslan and Owens at JSU

Jackson State University Chemistry Professor Dr. Zikri Arslan and Chemistry senior Harold Owens III have been honored by the Mississippi Legislature. Both were recognized by the Mississippi House and Senate on Feb. 17 as part of Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE). The event is held annually to recognize academically talented students […] [...]

Gary Gordon joins bank board

OmniBank, a community bank in Bay Springs, has announced the appointment of Gary A. Gordon to its Board of Directors, which took effect in the fall of 2014. Gordon currently serves in the position of Petroleum Marketer for Denson Oil Company in Bay Springs.  With over 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry, Gordon […] [...]

Jackson-area Habitat dedicates 600th house

by Published: April 9,2015

Tags: Business, Habitat for Humanity, McRae's, Mississippi, NEWS

Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area celebrates a major milestone on today with the dedication of its 600th house.  Known as the McRae Build, the 600th house is funded by the Selby and Richard McRae Family Foundation. The HFHMCA Board of Directors and staff will honor McRae and the McRae Family at the dedication, scheduled […] [...]

Sanderson taps Brett Montague

by Published: April 6,2015

Tags: Brett Montague, Inc., Sanderson Farms

Brett Montague has recently been promoted to Training Manager at Sanderson Farms, Inc. Montague, a former member of the company’s Corporate Trainee Program, will now be responsible for designing training curriculum, as well as implementing and facilitating training programs intended to increase management and employee effectiveness. He will also be responsible for recruiting and developing […] [...]

Tasha Bibb named top innovator

Tasha Bibb, Innovate Mississippi’s entrepreneurial development manager, was named Innovator of the Year by the Arts Alive Foundation and Savvy Lifestyle Magazine. She was presented the award at the inaugural Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards ceremony Feb. 22 in Jackson. Young, Gifted & Empowered honors individuals in Mississippi who champion education, innovation, business, leadership, arts […] [...]

North Mississippi Medical Center’s MIS restructured

North Mississippi Medical Center’s Management Information Services department has recently been restructured with new leadership roles at the Tupelo hospital. Slayton Austria, who was named as vice president and chief information officer in September 2014, has restructured and added three people to the MIS management team to improve customer service. Donny Wiggins has been named […] [...]

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