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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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Mississippi lottery revenue dips in March amid pandemic

State revenue from the Mississippi Lottery decreased in March as people began facing restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation said it deposited $9.9 million into the state treasury — the net proceeds from lottery games played during March. Mississippi has collected more than $37.5 million from the lottery since it started operating in November. The state ...

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Analysis: Mayors set local path on coronavirus response

Mississippi mayors are responding to the coronavirus pandemic with stern warnings about the importance of social distancing and friendly reminders of good health practices like keeping clean hands. Gov. Tate Reeves has said many times that the coronavirus response is federally funded, state supported and locally executed. That means mayors have lots of power to make decisions. Some mayors have ...

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LAW ELEVATED — Working remotely during COVID-19:  Data security risks

With more employees working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic come increased data security risks. Phishing emails are the leading cause of business data breaches, and according to Google, scammers are sending 18 million hoax emails about COVID-19 to Gmail users every day. So far, we have seen the following phishing emails specific to the COVID-19 pandemic: To sign up for ...

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MILLSAPS POLL — Trump holds 11-point lead; voters embrace mail-in-balloting for November

Mississippians are deeply concerned about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on their health and safety as well as the economy and their communities. The spring quarterly Millsaps College/Chism Strategies State of the State Survey finds nearly 90% of Mississippi voters are very or somewhat concerned with the pandemic and the possibility of themselves or someone in ...

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Bullock elected president at Nail McKinney

Nail McKinney Professional Association is pleased to announce the following elections and promotions: Richard D. “Ricky” Bullock, Jr., CPA has been elected as President of Nail McKinney P. A. Ricky, a native of Booneville, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Taxation. He joined Nail McKinney in 2000 after practicing public accounting ...

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Mosher named director of Institute for Systems Engineering Research 

Reed Mosher, an engineer with decades of military research experience, is now leading the Institute for Systems Engineering Research (ISER), a collaborative effort between the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) and Mississippi State University. Mosher, director emeritus of ERDC’s Information Technology Laboratory and most recently a research data scientist at Jackson State University, is the new director of ISER, housed in Vicksburg at ERDC. Mosher spent 40 years at ERDC before ...

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Wolf named chief operating officer at Adams and Reese

Adams and Reese recently announced that Stephen C. Wolf, CPA, CLMhas joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer, based in the firm’s New Orleans office. As COO, Wolf oversees all operational aspects of the firm, including financial management, administration, technology and information services, human resources, facilities, and risk management. Wolf will also be heavily involved in the planning and execution of ...

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Hill returns to Mississippi as CFO of M&M Bank

Clayton Legear, President & Chief Executive Officer of Merchants and Marine Bank in Pascagoula, recently announced the selection of Casey Hill as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer. Hill, a Mississippi native, has held a variety of senior and executive banking roles in a broad cross-section of U.S. markets.  He moves to Pascagoula from Austin, Texas, where he served as the ...

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Toyota Mississippi to resume full production May 4

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal BLUE SPRINGS – Since stopping production last month after a team member had tested for the coronavirus, Toyota Mississippi has been running on a skeleton crew of about 200. While no Corollas were rolling off the line, service parts continued to be made, plus other critical areas of the plant had to be maintained. ...

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