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TODD SMITH — Influencer marketing is a great communications tool in today’s world

Influencer marketing has experienced explosive growth in recent years. Previous projections had it estimated to become a $15 billion market by 2022, and that was before the rapid rise of TikTok and content creation under quarantine.   However, alongside this growth have been increasingly bleak headlines: The influencer marketing bubble is set to burst, influence is phony and influencer fraud is costing companies more than ...

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Hotelier Chawla looking to a brighter future

Police matter, dissolution of alliance with Trump organization behind him   By JACK WEATHERLY Dinesh Chawla is looking to the future. Not the recent past. That is understandable, given the turn of events in the past year for the man who is looking forward to the opening of the Lyric Hotel in Cleveland. The luxury hotel, which will be a ...

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George A. Gammon, III joins the Citizens Bank as Metro Jackson President

The Citizens Bank has announced that George A. Gammon, III has joined the bank and will serve as Metro Jackson President. Gammon has 30 years of banking experience and prior to joining the bank he previously served as Regional Executive and Metro Jackson President at State Bank & Trust Company. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the ...

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TUESDAY: 28 new Coronavirus deaths along with 268 new cases reported

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 16,020 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 268 newly identified cases on Tuesday. It is the 55th consecutive day that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 40 days of more than 200 (15 consecutive) and 14 days of 300 or more and four of ...

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U.S. manufacturing output takes biggest hit in 100 years

        Shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic caused manufacturing output in the United States to drop by 13.7% in April, the steepest decline in the 101-year history of the industrial production index. All major industries reported declines in output, with the production of motor vehicles and parts the most affected, experiencing a 72% decline in output.

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Mlsna selected as Swayze Scholar by MBA

Jacob Mlsna, a senior at Mississippi State University, has been selected as the 2020 Orrin H. Swayze Scholar by the Mississippi Bankers Association Education Foundation and the Mississippi Young Bankers section of the MBA.  Mlsna was chosen from applicants across Mississippi to receive the $5,000 scholarship, which is given annually to Mississippi’s most outstanding banking and finance student. The Orrin H. ...

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Junkin named loan officer for Community Bank

Cade Junkin has recently been named Loan Officer. A native of Indianola, Mississippi, Junkin recently served as Management Trainee and has been in banking for one year. In his new role, Junkin will focus on managing and growing a portfolio of loans and deposits. Junkin is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor in Accountancy. He is a ...

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‘Slap in the face’: Columbus DA rips AG Lynn Fitch for dropping charges against white officer who killed black man

BY ALEX ROZIER  | MISSISSIPPI TODAY The district attorney in Columbus, a predominantly African American city of about 20,000, called Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s decision last week to dismiss 2015 charges brought after a black man was killed in an officer-involved shooting a “slap in the face.” District Attorney Scott Colom initially transferred the case from his office to the state in 2016 to put ...

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All Mississippi businesses allowed to reopen amid virus

All types of Mississippi businesses were being allowed to reopen Monday as Gov. Tate Reeves lifted his final orders that had closed them for several weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic. The openings were taking place even as virus case numbers continued to climb. The state health officer, Dr. Thomas Dobbs, said Monday that during the weekend, Mississippi saw its highest usage ...

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Mississippi state senator stepping down at end of June

A state lawmaker from north Mississippi said Monday that he will resign June 30. Republican Sen. Gary Jackson of French Camp has served in the Legislature since 2004. His district is in Choctaw, Montgomery, Oktibbeha and Webster counties.qa Jackson, 69, is a pastor and residential appraiser. He’s serving this term as chairman of the Senate Municipalities Committee. His Senate colleagues gave him ...

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