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Jody Moor named president of Planters Bank’s Indianola Office

Planters Bank announced that Jody Moor has been named President of Planters Bank’s Indianola office. Moor will replace Weldon Aultman, who will retire in March of this year and has served as President of Indianola for 16 years. Moor is a native of Greenwood and graduated from Mississippi State University with a BBA in finance. He completed the Graduate School ...

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Ocean Springs Chamber announces 2020 Board of Directors

The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce – Main Street – Tourism Bureau has selected the Board of Directors for the 2020 calendar year. The Board consists of five executive members, Shirley LeRoy with South Mississippi Living as President, Carole Marie with The Bird House as Vice President, Sandra Carter as Secretary, David Thompson as Treasurer, Brad Cates with Mississippi Power ...

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Pedigo elected to Baker Donelson’s Board of Directors

Scott W. Pedigo, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson’s Jackson office, has been elected a member of the firm’s board of directors. Pedigo was elected by shareholders to a second term as a member of the board and will serve for three years. Pedigo represents manufacturing and commercial clients in employment, consumer products liability and commercial litigation matters. Pedigo is recognized ...

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Keesler Federal promotes Augustine and Curtis

Keesler Federal Credit Union has promoted Michelle Augustine to Director of Loan Operation and Thomas Curtis to Director of Indirect Lending. Augustine will be responsible for overall management of loan operations, card services, loan operations, titles/insurance and member records. She has worked 16 years at Keesler Federal, serving as card services manager, credit card manager, administrative assistant to lending management, ...

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Twin River completes $51M purchase of 3 casinos

A Rhode Island casino company said Friday it has completed the purchase of three casinos in Colorado. Twin River Worldwide Holdings Inc. said it closed on the Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. The Lincoln-based company purchased the casinos from Nevada-based Affinity Gaming for $51 million in a deal that also includes three sports-betting ...

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REPORT: Metrocenter mall sold for $10 million

Multiple  media outlets have reported that Jackson’s Metrocenter mall has a new owner. Scott Overby of Overby Inc. told WLBT the mall was purchased by Emily Seiferth-Sanders. The mall was sold for $10 million and ownership transferred on Dec. 31. Sanders posted an 8-minute video of her walking through the mall on Facebook, Friday morning. She says that she has ...

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Former McDade’s stores sold again

For the second time in about 18 months groceries that had begun as McDade’s have been sold again. In July 2018, the Louisiana-based Durnin Group bought the four McDade’s groceries in Jackson and the McDade’s Wine and Spirits in Maywood Mart. The groceries on Duling Avenue and in Maywood Mart had retained their original names in the first sale, while ...

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RICK GILBRECH — NASA Set to open a universe of wonder with New Rocket and Artemis Program

Ancient humans built the seven wonders of the world, only one of which stands today – the Great Pyramids of Giza. Since those ancient days, various lists have noted new human-engineered wonders, such as the Taj Mahal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge and even the International Space Station. NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS) perhaps will be found ...

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Republicans assigned to most top jobs in Mississippi House

Republicans will continue to hold most leadership positions during this four-year term in the Mississippi House, where the party has more than 60% of the seats. House Speaker Philip Gunn, a Republican from Clinton, announced most committee assignments for the 122 representatives Thursday — the end of the third week of the four-month legislative session. He had previously announced leaders ...

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