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ROSS REILY — Reeves more trustworthy than Legislature in Covid-19 crisis

While I don’t agree with every decision Gov. Tate Reeves has made during this Covid-19 crisis, I do believe he is acting with the best interest of the State of Mississippi in mind. He probably should have issued a shelter in place order a week or two sooner, I would argue. However, he sees what is going on in Mississippi ...

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FRIDAY — 20 new deaths as state reports single-day high of 397 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 7,212 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 397 newly identified cases on Friday. It is the 29th day in the last 31 (23nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 14 days of more than 200 (4 consecutive) and two days of at ...

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LAW SCHOOLS — How are college closings impacting graduating lawyers and accountants?

By LISA MONTI Weeks before college students were set to graduate and enter the workforce to begin their careers, the pandemic upended the remainder of the school year and beyond. For students studying law and accounting in the state’s colleges and universities, classes were shifted online as campuses closed and students returned home. Administrators quickly adopted new grading systems and ...

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Mississippi leaders clash over spending virus relief money

The Mississippi Legislature will restart its session Friday as top lawmakers and Gov. Tate Reeves argue over who has power to spend more than a billion dollars the federal government is sending the state to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans who lead the House and Senate say the Mississippi Constitution gives spending authority to the Legislature. But Reeves, a Republican, says ...

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THURSDAY — 11 new deaths as state reports 246 new cases of Coronavirus

By ROSS REILY Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 6,815 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 246 newly identified cases on Thursday. It is the 28th day in the last 30 (22nd consecutive) that the single-day total has been more than 100 with 13 days of more than 200 (3 consecutive) and one day of 300. ...

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Cathead donates $75,000 to Foodways Alliance

The Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi has received $75,000 from the founders of Mississippi-based Cathead Distillery, whose efforts during the COVID-19 crisis are making statewide impact. The gift from Cathead owners Austin Evans and Richard Patrick will support the writing, editing and sharing of 15 essays on the contemporary South from members of the creative community and the food and beverage industry. “We strongly ...

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Hancock Whitney: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Hancock Whitney Corporation (HWC) on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $111 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The bank, based in Gulfport, Mississippi, said it had a loss of $1.28 per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for ...

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Trustmark: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Trustmark Corp. (TRMK) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $22.2 million. The Jackson, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 35 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 40 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 ...

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Renasant: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

Renasant Corp. (RNST) on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $2 million. The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 4 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 20 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents ...

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Delta’s Double Quick in new hands after sale to S.C. buyers

The dozens of Double Quick convenience stores that are a fixture of the Mississippi Delta got new owners in a transaction that closed April 23. Don’t worry. You won’t have to get used to a new name, new signage, new store décor or new cashiers. Current store locations and the Double Quick corporate store workforce will remain, said Tom Gresham, ...

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