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Conerly joins First Bank

First Bank hired Charlie Conerly as Vice President Loan Review. Conerly joins First Bank with 25 years of previous banking experience. Conerly earned his Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Mississippi. Having grown up in Jackson, he attended Jackson Academy. Conerly and his wife, Lynn McCord Conerly, live in Terry and attend Crystal Springs United Methodist Church. ...

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Burks named as president of Private Client Services

Renasant Bank announced that Greg Burks has been promoted to President of Private Client Services for Northeast Mississippi. Burks joined Renasant in 2007, having previously served as First Vice President and Private Client Advisor. He will be located at Renasant’s Fairpark location in Tupelo, and will be responsible for building and maintaining relationships and assisting clients with their financial needs. ...

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Trustmark recognizes Davis for 40 years of service

Trustmark announced that Geneva Davis, retail banking officer and retail administration analyst at its Corporate office in Jackson, has been inducted into the 40-Year Club of the Mississippi Bankers Association. At its 2018 Annual Convention, the Mississippi Bankers Association recognized her as a member of this highly regarded 40-Year Club. “Geneva is a committed professional who lives out the core ...

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Mississippi man reports to Arkansas prison for Ponzi scheme

A former Mississippi businessman sentenced to almost 20 years in prison for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in state history is in a federal prison in Arkansas. The Clarion Ledger reported that 58-year-old Arthur Lamar Adams of Madison County reported to the Forrest City Low Correctional Institution in Forrest City, Arkansas, on Monday. Adams had asked to serve his sentence ...

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Investors, farmers guessing as shutdown delays crop reports

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it must delay the release of key crop reports due to the partial government shutdown, leaving investors and farmers without vital information during an already tumultuous time for agricultural markets. The USDA had planned to release the closely watched reports Jan. 11 but said that even if the shutdown ended immediately, the ...

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Griffin branch manager for Keesler Federal, Ridgeland location

Keesler Federal Credit Union has named Jerrica Griffin as branch manager of the recently opened Lake Harbour location in Ridgeland. The branch is located at 733 Lake Harbour Drive and is the first for the credit union in Madison County. Griffin will oversee branch operations which will include mortgage lending as well as traditional lending and banking services. Griffin has ...

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Dyminski to help BankFirst’s move into SBA lending

BankFirst recently hired Walter W. Dyminski to lead the bank’s Small Business Administration (SBA) lending group. As Vice President, SBA Manager, Dyminski will work with BankFirst’s relationship managers to incorporate SBA lending products into the Bank’s offerings. BankFirst has expanded its business banking solutions to offer SBA 7a, and 504 loans to small business owners in Mississippi and Alabama. Dyminski, ...

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BankFirst adds new commercial loan officer

BankFirst Financial Services announced recently that April Grantham has been promoted to Commercial Lender in Madison County. Grantham has 18 years of banking experience, predominantly in the lending area of the bank, and is active in the City of Madison City Chamber. She earned an Associate’s Degree from Holmes Community College. She lives in Madison County with her husband and ...

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Mississippi bank accused in lawsuit of unfair overdraft fees

Two women say in a lawsuit that a Mississippi-based bank is unfairly charging overdraft fees. The Clarion Ledger reports Cryesha McDonald of Waynesboro and Chantal Lewis of Jackson sued Trustmark National Bank this month in federal court in Jackson. Lawyers representing the women seek approval for a class-action lawsuit representing all the bank’s customers. They allege Trustmark also charges surprise ...

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Trustmark Names Duane A. Dewey Chief Operating Officer

Trustmark Corporation has announced that Duane A. Dewey has been named Chief Operating Officer of Trustmark National Bank effective January 1, 2019. Gerard R. Host, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Duane is a valuable member of our executive team and has a distinguished record of achievement during his 15-year tenure at Trustmark. He understands our customers, markets and culture ...

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