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STOCKS AND CORONAVIRUS — Could this be a time to buy rather than panic?

By BECKY GILLETTE While the steep declines in the stock market in the past week have been scary, they aren’t unprecedented, said Stacey Wall, CEO of Pinnacle Trust in Madison. Usually the markets bounce back quickly. “In fact, in the past six day-to-day declines of 3 percent or greater, the market rebounded higher a month later,” Wall said. “Times like ...

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MRC names latest Employees of the Quarter

Methodist Rehabilitation Center has announced Clinical and Support Service Employees of the Quarter for its Jackson hospital and external campuses. For the first quarter of 2020, the honorees include Donna Short of Byram, a urology registered nurse at MRC; Erica Brown of Clinton, a rehab technician for MRC’s spinal cord injury program; Danyele Harrell of Jackson, a licensed practical nurse ...

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Neel-Schaffer names Chris Sellers East Region Director of Business Development

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Chris Sellers, PE, has been promoted to fill the new role of Director of Business Development for the firm’s East Region. Sellers joined Neel-Schaffer in 1999 and has more than 20 years of experience as a Project Engineer, Project Manager and Business Development leader. He was named a Senior Vice President in 2018 ...

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Cook named vice president at Community Bank

Monica Cook has recently been named Vice President. A native of Carthage, Cook recently served as Assistant Vice President and has been in banking for ten years. In her new role, Cook will continue to process and underwrite SBA loans while providing lenders guidance. Cook is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Master of Business Administration and is ...

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Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport announces new director of finance

Kim Banisch has joined the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport as Director of Finance. Banisch is responsible for directing and managing all airport financial and administrative activities. Banisch holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi. She previously served as a Certified Public Accountant for Alexander, Van Loon, Sloan, Levens & Favre, PLLC in Gulfport, ...

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Building concerns prompt street, sidewalk closures in Oxford

Structural concerns have led to some street and sidewalk closures in downtown Oxford, city officials said. Construction issues were discovered during a renovation project at a building on South Lamar Boulevard, creating concerns about safety, The Oxford Eagle reported. The matter has also led to discussion about the building’s future. Chef John Currence is in the midst of a renovation project to ...

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Hederman Brothers Printing acquires Service Printers

Hederman Brothers becomes largest privately owned printing, direct mail, and large format signage company in Mississippi   Doug Hederman, president and CEO of Hederman Brothers Printing, LLC announced the acquisition of Service Printers, Inc.  The companies have been transitioning over the last couple of months to form one company, Hederman Brothers Printing located in Madison County. Hederman said, “We’ve seen ...

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Delta Regional Medical Center names Team Member of the Month

Lisa McIntire has been named, Delta Regional Medical Center Team members the month for January 2020.  McIntire, Director of Radiology, has been employed at Delta Regional Medical Center for 30 years. According to the source of nomination, “Lisa comes in to work and the first thing she does is speak to all of us and also checks to make sure ...

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Jack’s restaurant submits plans for Fulton location

By ADAM ARMOUR / Itawamba County Times Fulton is getting a Jack’s. Again. The Alabama-based restaurant chain, which has been increasing its presence in Northeast Mississippi in recent months, has submitted engineering plans to the city’s building inspector, Shae Collum, for approval by the city’s board of aldermen. The plans required the Fulton Board of Aldermen to grant a variance ...

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Former Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality executive director rejoins Butler Snow

Gary C. Rikard has rejoined Butler Snow after a five-year stint as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Rikard will practice with the firm’s regulatory and government group in Ridgeland, Miss. Rikard began his career as an environmental engineer at the MDEQ. After earning his Juris Doctor, he worked as a staff attorney for MDEQ. Rikard ...

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