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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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Stone making her community a better place to live and work

By CALLIE DANIELS Three years ago, a Memphis native moved for the first time to Tupelo. Not only did she meet and marry her husband, become a mother to two sons: she impacted her community for the better. “I was born and raised in Memphis,” said Tiffany Stone. “I moved here because the job I had at the time was ...

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BankFirst Financial Services announces the launch of SBA Lending Division

BankFirst announced that it has expanded its business banking solutions to offer SBA 7a, and 504 loans to small business owners throughout Mississippi and Alabama. With a retail branch network in central Mississippi and Alabama, BankFirst’s entrance into SBA lending allows the Company to better serve its existing communities as well as develop a southeastern footprint to offer loan products ...

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O’Neal, Jr. appointed to the Regions Financial Corp. Board of Directors in Jackson

Regions Financial Corp. announced that Willie Anthony O’Neal, Jr. has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors in Jackson, effective immediately. O’Neal is a third-generation business leader and pioneer with more than 28 years of professional experience in the areas of engineering, program & project management, business development & marketing, quality management and business operations. In 2015, O’Neal was ...

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Rice joins BankFirst Financial Services

BankFirst Financial Services announced that Renee Rice is the new Community Banking President for Madison County. Rice is active in the community, including serving on several local and state boards: Madison County Community Trust, Finance and Economics Advisory Board at Mississippi State University and Jackson Academy Board of Trustees. She is a Columbus native, receiving a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi ...

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