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Argent Financial promotes Brooks Campany to Regional Manager

Argent Financial Group today announced that Brooks Campany has been promoted to regional manager of the Oxford, Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee offices. Campany has served as market president of Argent Trust Company’s Oxford office since 2018. In her new role, Campany will provide guidance over Argent’s financial planning services while continuing to develop and manage the strategic direction ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — Republicans let Trump spend more than Obama

In December 1985 President Ronald Reagan signed the Gramm-Ruddman Act mandating a balanced federal budget by fiscal year 1991. “The American people expect their elected officials to take action now to reduce the size of government and to set upon a reasonable and equitable course to eliminate federal budget deficits,” the conservative, Republican president said. It took until 2001 and ...

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Mississippi revises outlook for budget year starting July 1

Top lawmakers said Monday that Mississippi state government can avoid spending cuts during the final two weeks of the current budget year by tapping into the rainy day fund. But they said government spending will shrink during the new year that begins July 1 because of the economic slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Members of the Joint Legislative Budget ...

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SAM TAYLOR — When will we celebrate V-C Day?

May 8, 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, commonly referred to as V-E Day.  The war would not officially end for another three months when Japan surrendered on August 15th, 1945, now known as V-J Day.  It was the largest, deadliest, and most destructive war in history, lasting six years, involving ...

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Financial planners trying to calm clients fears

By LYNN LOFTON As the volatile financial and medical environment have the country in their grip, financial advisers across the state are doing their best to calm clients. All say it’s a tough time and advice is based on clients’ specific situations. Matt Ballew of Ballew Wealth Management began his company in 1979 and says the corona virus has put ...

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Study: Mississippians receiving largest stimulus checks

Home value data collector Ownerly in a study found that Mississippians are receiving, on average, the largest stimulus checks in the country. The company’s Stimulus Check Impact Index used US Census data to show that Mississippi families will be receiving the largest stimulus checks in the country worth on average $2,659 per family, which is 40% higher than families in ...

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Small business lending program goes to 1.66 million

The Paycheck Protection Program’s $349 billion was snapped up in less than two weeks, with more than 1.66 million loans. Implemented on April 3, the PPP was part of the $2.1 trillion CARES Act which sought to add a financial stimulus to taxpayers and small businesses alike. But the plan was not without controversy as some large companies received PPP ...

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State economist sees recession here and elsewhere as COVID-19 fight continues

Analysis of pandemic flu scenario puts Mississippi economic loss at $4.9 billion   By TED CARTER Other than saying a national recession is a certainty as the coronavirus shutdown grows, Mississippi’s state economist Darrin Webb is not publicly projecting where the state’s economy will drop to in the days ahead. For now, Webb’s forecast is for the nationwide recession to ...

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Ross and Yerger promotes Haralson

Jacob Haralson was recently named a Vice President at Ross & Yerger. In addition to a VP, Haralson is also a Shareholder and a Producer for the Oil & Gas Services Division. Haralson has his Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Mississippi. He and his wife Anna reside in Jackson with ...

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Former aide to Simpson sheriff charged with embezzlement

A former aide in a Mississippi sheriff’s office has been indicted on an embezzlement charge after officials say she improperly took cash that people paid as bond to be released from jail. Stephanie Cuellar was an administrative assistant in the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department. State Auditor Shad White said in a news release Thursday that Simpson County officials said Cuellar ...

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