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BankPlus adjusting with the times

By NASH NUNNERY In the so-called ‘new age’ of banking, the shift in attention to tech-focused content is a clear indication that bankers are taking technology more seriously than they ever have. Count long-time Chief Executive Officer William A. “Bill” Ray in that number. “To keep up with technology in banking today, you have to expose yourself to what’s out ...

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Renasant promotes Asters

Renasant announced the promotion of Clayton Asters to Senior Credit Underwriting Manager and Assistant Vice President at the Tupelo Main location. Asters is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. He is a member of First United Methodist Church in Tupelo.

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GOOD TOWNS — Clarksdale, Mississippi

Home of the Delta Blues, this crossroad of cultures gave birth to a uniquely American sound By DOUG SEGREST » Spotlighting special towns across Mississippi, Good Towns, presented by Regions Bank, is about the character, the history, the people and the unique things that make a town a special place. The intersection of Highways 61 and 49 is where Robert ...

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Renasant promotes Spearman to Executive Vice President

Renasant announced that Stacy Spearman was named Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director for the Renasant Financial Services Division of Renasant Bank. In his continued capacity with Renasant, Spearman will lead Renasant’s team of investment and wealth management advisors to assist clients in meeting their financial and investment goals. Spearman received his BBA in Banking and Finance from the ...

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Southern AgCredit announces new staff in Ridgeland offices

Southern AgCredit hired two new staff members in its Ridgeland offices. Daniel Gilbert joined the rural lending co-op as a senior accountant in its administrative office. Jodie Morgan was hired as an office administrator in the Ridgeland branch office. Previously, Gilbert worked in accounting at a CPA firm and in higher education, as well as in timber and real estate ...

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Taylor named VP of Community Bank Laurel

Sawyer Taylor has been named Vice President. A native of Laurel, Taylor recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for nearly three years. In his new role, Taylor will be responsible for overseeing deposit and loan relationships, as well as, the daily operations at our Laurel office. Taylor is a graduate of Mississippi State University with ...

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Stocks edge lower as investors listen for trade deal clues

U.S. stocks fell in early trading Friday as investors grew more uncertain about prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China. The market is still poised for a winning week and major indexes were just below record highs set a day earlier. Wall Street has been cheering the latest push to sign an agreement before more costly tariffs ...

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Trade hopes push US stock indexes toward more record highs

Stocks rose broadly in early trading on Wall Street Thursday, pushing major indexes toward another set of records, after China said it agreed with the U.S. on a gradual pullback on tariffs if talks progress. The S&P 500 is heading for its second record-setting day this week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq are on pace for their ...

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Robinson promoted at Bank Plus

Stacey Robinson was promoted to Branch Manager II – Bank Officer at Bank Plus. Robinson has been in the banking industry for 21 years. She is a native of Jackson and holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from Mississippi College. She has three children, Xavier, 18, Ethan, 14, and Bayleigh Analyse, 6. She resides in Byram and attends St. Mark’s Episcopal ...

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McLemore earns Mississippi Young Bankers’ Leadership Scholarship

Ashley McLemore is the recipient of the annual Leadership Scholarship awarded by the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the Mississippi Bankers Association. McLemore was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $2,000 scholarship, which is given annually to one junior enrolled in a banking or finance program at a state-supported university in Mississippi. The MYB Leadership Scholarship was first ...

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