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Renasant introduces financial wellness program for women

Renasant Bank has rolled out The Nest, a new financial and economic empowerment program for women. The initiative will feature education and information sessions in cities where Renasant Bank is located. “The program is aimed at helping women business owners and operators build healthy financial foundations for themselves and their families,” said Tracey Morant Adams, senior executive vice president. “With ...

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BancorpSouth earns $53.1 million in second quarter

TUPELO • BancorpSouth reported net income of $53.1 million, or 53 cents per share, for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $54 million, or 55 cents per share, for the same period a year earlier. The company’s revenue for the quarter was $226.35 million, an increase of 5.5% but $9.56 million below some analysts’ projections. Highlights for the second ...

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Judge suspended after wrongly trying to help acquaintances

The Mississippi Supreme Court is suspending a judge 30 days without pay after a professional group found he violated conduct standards by improperly helping one person charged with prostitution and trying to help another charged with marijuana possession. Justices on Thursday are also publicly reprimanding the judge, Frank Sutton of Hinds County Justice Court. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance ...

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CORRECTED: the fish are ok to eat but the beaches remain closed

By JACK WEATHERLY It’s okay to eat seafood from the Mississippi Sound. That statement to the Mississippi Business Journal by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is the first good news that the coastal counties have had this summer. Another agency, the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), closed all 21 beaches, starting with some in late June to ...

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City advances plan to place turf in sports complexes

By TAYLOR VANCE / Daily Journal TUPELO • The city is one step closer to replacing the natural grass fields at two of its sports complexes with artificial turf fields. The Tupelo City Council voted to finalize a contract with Sloan Landscape Architecture for $150 an hour to draw the initial designs for installing artificial turf at Ballard Park Baseball ...

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The bell tolls again at a Mississippi university

Students at the Mississippi University for Women will now be serenaded with a familiar sound. WCBI-TV reports the Callaway Clock Tower has been fixed after a series of micro-switches were fixed. The chimes can now be heard across the campus again. The iconic clock tower is located at the Callaway Hall dormitory for female upperclassmen. The university said the equipment ...

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Report: No unusual sounds just before small plane crashed

A witness heard no unusual sounds from the engine of a small airplane just before the plane crashed onto a golf course this month in northern Mississippi. That’s according to a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The 18-year-old pilot, Lake Little of Starkville, died of injuries from the July 6 crash in Oxford. A fixed-base ...

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Mississippi ACLU asks cities to repeal panhandling penalties

The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi is asking 16 cities in the state to eliminate local laws that penalize panhandling. The organization said in a news release Wednesday that the request is part of a national effort that includes work by the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. A federal appeals court in 2015 ruled that an ordinance ...

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School district says tax bump will supplement teacher pay

A Mississippi school district is requesting a local tax increase to give teachers a pay supplement. WAPT-TV reports the Rankin County School Board advanced the plan Wednesday to give teachers an extra $1,300 a year. County supervisors must approve the request. The supplement will be in addition to the $1,500 raise that Mississippi lawmakers approved for all teachers in the ...

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CBL Properties completes sale of The Forum at Grandview in Madison for $31.75 million

CBL Properties on Tuesday announced that it has closed on the sale of The Forum at Grandview, a 216,000-square-foot shopping center in Madison. The center was sold to Hendon Properties for $31.75 million, all cash. Proceeds from the sale were used to reduce outstanding balances on the Company’s line of credit. “The sale of The Forum at Grandview is an ...

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