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Single-day high of 418 Coronavirus cases reported Friday

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 14,470 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a single-day high of 418 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 51st consecutive day (54 of 55) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 36 days of more than 200 (11 consecutive) and 13 days ...

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Hill to serve on Mississippi Young Bankers Council

Water Valley banker Tyler Hill has been elected to the Executive Council of the Mississippi Young Bankers, a section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. Since 1950, Mississippi Young Bankers has been active in providing leadership development activities, supporting financial literacy programs of the MBA and its member banks. MYB members are involved in administering scholarship programs for high school and ...

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Two from MSU selected for UMMC-GTEC scholars program

A doctoral student and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University are selections for the Robert Smith, M.D. Graduate Scholars Program, part of the Jackson Heart Study Graduate Training and Education Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Nicole K. Reeder, a food science, nutrition and health promotion doctoral student from Columbus, and Torrye R. Evans II, ...

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Mississippi hospital lays off 250 to offset COVID-19 losses

The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hospital leaders said the facility is projecting more than a $100 million deficit through September. The hospital outlined the reductions in a memo sent to employees Wednesday, news outlets reported. Other steps put in place to counter the financial situation ...

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Mississippi physician: ‘One wild weekend’ can spread virus

Social gatherings are fueling the spread of the new coronavirus in parts of Mississippi, the governor and the state health officer said Thursday. They said people need to follow public health guidelines even if they are tired of doing so. “Every county is one wild weekend from falling off the cliff,” said Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the health officer. Dobbs said south ...

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Metro Jackson seen avoiding major risks big markets are enduring

Survey finds trend of commercial real estate projects suspended or scrapped   By TED CARTER Huge numbers of commercial real estate projects across the country shut down for good will be part of any tally of economic casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. But look for the wreckage of metro Jackson’s abandoned projects to be less extensive than in larger markets, ...

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U.S. retail, office most squeezed by pandemic, survey finds

By TED CARTER Triage for various commercial real estate classes during a pandemic looks like this: Retail, office, multi-family and industrial warehouse-distribution, real estate executives, investors and lenders say in a new national survey. As part of the Covid Real Estate Impact Survey Report, a trio of Integra Realty Resources executives detailed projections for three commercial categories. Lance Jordan, managing ...

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Butler Snow’s Luther T. Munford receives award for distinguished legal writing

Butler Snow attorney Luther T. Munford has been named a “2020 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner by the Burton Awards. The prestigious honor is awarded to only 30 articles from nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms. Munford received this award for his article “No Way Around It: The Need for Federal “Permission and Assistance” Can ...

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First Commercial Bank adds two new members

First Commercial Bank has announced the addition of two new associates to the bank’s group of established banking professionals.  First Commercial has added Senior Vice President June Owens and Senior Credit Underwriter Elizabeth Ducote to its esteemed commercial banking team.  “The addition of June and Elizabeth to our Commercial Banking group is an exciting development for First Commercial Bank.  They ...

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