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Origin Bank hires Miller as business development banker

Origin Bank announced that Andy Miller has joined the company as a vice president, business development banker for its Mississippi market. Miller has more than 17 years in the banking industry. In his position at Origin he will focus on acquiring and maintaining quality banking relationships, specifically with small business clients. Miller has a Bachelor of Science from Belhaven University ...

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JUSTIN KELLY — 5 mistakes to avoid in retirement

After a lifetime of planning and saving, you’re finally on the verge of retirement. However, retirement planning doesn’t stop just because you’re beginning to draw income from your investments. As you embark on this exciting new chapter of your life, keep your retirement goals on track by avoiding these common pitfalls: 1. Claiming Social Security Too Early It may be ...

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Southern AgCredit announces 6 promotions

Southern AgCredit promoted six employees from across the two states that it serves. Kevin Brown was promoted to relationship manager in Southern AgCredit’s Ridgeland branch. Brown holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining the cooperative as a credit analyst in 2017, he was a loan officer for Community Bank. Lauren Smith was promoted to ...

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McCartney named VP at Community Bank

Kevin McCartney has been named vice president at Community Bank. A native of Hamilton, Mississippi, McCartney recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for five years. In his new role, McCartney will continue focusing on growing consumer and commercial lending, as well as, deposits. McCartney is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of ...

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First Federal announces a new additions to the Board

The Board of Directors of First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Pascagoula-Moss Point is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Richard Whitlock and Steven Brady to the Board for the Association. Dr. Richard Whitlock graduated from University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Following a medical residency in Family Medicine from the University of Alabama, he joined South Coast ...

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Argent Trust Company expands in Mississippi with Ridgeland office

Argent Financial Group announced another expansion with the opening of an Argent Trust Company office serving the Jackson metropolitan market. Argent Trust Company Vice President and Trust Officer David Russell, who has more than 34 years of experience in the wealth management industry, will represent the company in its new location. The new office is located in the Origin Bank ...

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Take the long view regarding stock market volatility

By BECKY GILLETTE In December 2018, U.S. stock markets had their worst performance since 1931. The Dow Jones had its worst Christmas Eve on record. While those facts are very concerning, Mississippi investment advisers are recommending clients stay the course and avoid the temptation to sell stocks when the market is down so much. “The best advice I give my ...

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PriorityOne Bank announces promotion of Barry Winford

Robert J. Barnes, President and CEO, PriorityOne Bank, announces the promotion of Barry Scott Winford. Winford will be serving as chief credit officer for PriorityOne. Barnes stated, “We are so pleased to have Barry join our team at PriorityOne Bank, his previous banking experience and his commitment to the Rankin County community make him a valuable asset to our institution.” ...

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