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Metro Jackson seen avoiding major risks big markets are enduring

Survey finds trend of commercial real estate projects suspended or scrapped   By TED CARTER Huge numbers of commercial real estate projects across the country shut down for good will be part of any tally of economic casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. But look for the wreckage of metro Jackson’s abandoned projects to be less extensive than in larger markets, ...

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U.S. retail, office most squeezed by pandemic, survey finds

By TED CARTER Triage for various commercial real estate classes during a pandemic looks like this: Retail, office, multi-family and industrial warehouse-distribution, real estate executives, investors and lenders say in a new national survey. As part of the Covid Real Estate Impact Survey Report, a trio of Integra Realty Resources executives detailed projections for three commercial categories. Lance Jordan, managing ...

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Butler Snow’s Luther T. Munford receives award for distinguished legal writing

Butler Snow attorney Luther T. Munford has been named a “2020 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award” winner by the Burton Awards. The prestigious honor is awarded to only 30 articles from nominations submitted by the nation’s top 1,000 largest law firms. Munford received this award for his article “No Way Around It: The Need for Federal “Permission and Assistance” Can ...

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First Commercial Bank adds two new members

First Commercial Bank has announced the addition of two new associates to the bank’s group of established banking professionals.  First Commercial has added Senior Vice President June Owens and Senior Credit Underwriter Elizabeth Ducote to its esteemed commercial banking team.  “The addition of June and Elizabeth to our Commercial Banking group is an exciting development for First Commercial Bank.  They ...

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First Commercial Bank adds four new members

First Commercial Bank has announced the addition of four new associates to its group of established banking professionals.  Brian Rippee, Pam Ware, Leanne Stamper, and Joy Luke have joined the First Commercial team to grow the commercial and private banking areas of the bank, and to expand the bank’s market presence.  “Having these experienced, professional bankers join us further enhances ...

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Finkelberg named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list

Arty Finkelberg, Senior Vice President-Investments and Managing Director-Investments of Finkelberg Investments of Raymond James, was recently named to Barron’s list of the “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.” The prestigious 2020 list draws from all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. Barron’s has recognized Finkelberg for seven consecutive years. The ranking marks the second time in 2020 that Finkelberg, who heads ...

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Covid-19 deaths near 700 with 23 more announced on Thursday

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 14,372 after the Mississippi Health Department reported a near record 328 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 50th consecutive day (53 of 54) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 35 days of more than 200 (10 consecutive) and 12 days of ...

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Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi expands the crafting family

The Craftsmen Guild of Mississippi supports more than 300 local artists from Mississippi and the surrounding areas. It has welcomed 10 new members to the Guild as well as congratulates a member who has added a new category to her craft.  Joining the potters are Diana Douglas, from Utica, and Amber Hunt, from Brandon. Diana Douglas studied ceramics in college. ...

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CMR approves commercial, charter boat license expiration date extension to June 30

The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources approved today to extend the expiration date to June 30, 2020, for commercial fishing licenses and for any charter boat licenses that expire prior to June 30, 2020. Applicants are still able to obtain commercial licenses by mailing a copy of both the boat registration and the boat owner’s driver’s license, as well as ...

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Shoppers are on a mission, metro retailers say

By JACK WEATHERLY Major shopping centers in metro Jackson are moving toward full reopening as the state continues to loosen the constraints imposed on businesses to contain the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau said on May 15 that retail sales in the nation’s brick-and-mortar stores fell 17.8 percent in April from a year earlier due to the lockdown of ...

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