Three-term Laurel Mayor Susan Vincent will be the keynote speaker at the Jones CO.nnect’s lessons in leadership breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Laurel Train Depot.
SouthGroup Insurance Services, an independent insurance agency with 22 branch offices throughout Mississippi, recently made a donation to the South Central Health Care Foundation.
United Way of the Pine Belt Region’s 2019 campaign kickoff is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5. The breakfast celebration will be at 127 Flynt Road in Laurel. Registration is $12 per person.
Educators and student representatives from the Laurel and Jones County school districts will participate in the second annual Education In Industry tour and discussion on Oct. 1.
The Jones County Job Fair will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday. Oct. 8 at Sawmill Square Mall Center Court. Entry for job seekers is free and any business may set up a booth for $75.
Summer in Mississippi for hundreds of children and students across the state means summer camp. At the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation’s Safety Camp, 53 seventh- to 12th-grade students camp with a purpose thanks to the MFBF’s Safety Department.
The First Bancshares, Inc., holding company for The First, announced the signing of an agreement and Plan of Merger with First Florida Bancorp, Inc., parent company of First Florida Bank, pursuant to which First Bancshares has agreed to acquire FFB.
Kiwanis Club of Laurel members heard an informative presentation on the history of Masonite of Laurel and the products currently produced at Wednesday’s regular club meeting.
Joan Young of the downtown Laurel BancorpSouth was honored as a 2019 Fifty-Year Club Member of the Mississippi Bankers Association at the 131st annual Mississippi Bankers’ Association convention in Destin, Fla., last month. She attended the convention with Russ Griffin, president of the Laur…
The Mississippi Public Service Commission and Secretary of State’s Office announced changes Monday to the Telephone Solicitation Act affecting registration requirements of charities.
As nearly 2 million U.S. college students graduate this spring, Magnolia State Bank is emphasizing the importance of a sound financial lifestyle. Magnolia State Bank has highlighted six financial tips recent college graduates should consider to position themselves for financial success as th…
BancorpSouth Bank has tapped Russell Griffin as president of its Laurel market. He will be responsible for managing banking operations in Laurel, as well as the cities of Ellisville, Bay Springs and Waynesboro.
Every year, the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi selects two “Women of Excellence” to honor at the Ultimate Fashion Show. The honorees are known for blazing a trail in their career paths and passionately pursuing the betterment of their communities. One of the recipients this year is Robin…
Dunn Roadbuilders won a statewide award for Best Municipal Overlay for the paving of a parking lot along Front Street in downtown Laurel. The Mississippi Asphalt Producers Association presented the company with the award and Dunn representatives presented an aerial photo and duplicate plaque…
Have you ever had one of those months? The water heater stops heating, the dishwasher stops washing and your family ends up on a first-name basis with the nurse at urgent care. Then, as you’re driving to work, giving yourself your best “You can make it!” pep talk, you see smoke seeping out f…
When you marry or simply share a household with someone, your financial life changes — and your approach to managing your money may change as well. To succeed as a couple, you may also have to succeed financially. The good news is that is usually not so difficult.
Jerry Ford of Jerry Ford Real Estate celebrated 10 years of business with a surprise party on Jan. 25 at his office. He was joined by coworkers and business associates. An avid baseball fan, his agents and staff gave him Cubs tickets for the upcoming season and also a photo album with years …
Many people plan their estates diligently, with input from legal, tax and financial professionals. Others plan earnestly, but make mistakes that can potentially affect both the transfer and destiny of family wealth. Here are some common and not-so-common errors to avoid:
If you were born during 1965-80, you belong to “Generation X.” Ten or 20 years ago, you may have thought of retirement as an event in the lives of your parents or grandparents; within the next 10-15 years, you will probably be thinking about how your own retirement will unfold.
Mechelle Smith has been elected president of the Mississippi Association of Medical Staff Services. As president, she will be the Chief Executive Officer of NAMSS and will oversee all activities.
Is your annual IRA withdrawal a bother? If you are an affluent retiree, that might be the case. The income is always nice, but the taxes that come with it? Not so much.
How much have you saved for retirement? Are you on pace to amass a retirement fund of $1 million by age 65? More than a few retirement counselors urge pre-retirees to strive for that goal. If you have $1 million in invested assets when you retire, you can withdraw 4 percent a year from your …
Strategic Healthcare Programs, a national quality benchmarking organization, has designated ComfortCare Hospice a Premier Performer in Caregiver Satisfaction for the 2017 calendar year.
More than 70 percent of college graduates began their career owing more than $37,000 in student loans in 2017. Considering the additional living expenses they’ll soon face, new college graduates would be wise to focus on their financial future right now, says Magnolia State Bank. Magnolia St…
Sandy Holified has been elected as an Honorary Life Member of the Southern Economic Development Council. The vice president of the Jones County Economic Development Authority was recognized recently at the SEDC annual conference in Mobile, Ala.
The Direct Support Employee of the Month winners for June at Ellisville State School are, from left, Destiny Cook of Stringer, Stephanie Jones of Bassfield, Shelia McCann of Laurel and Tracy Bridges of Ellisville.
The Ellisville State School Direct Support Employee of the Month winners for May were Jane Shepherd of Laurel and Teresa Sullivan of Soso. Winners who aren’t not pictured are Kaneesha Flowers of Ellis- ville and Cedrick Lawrence of Laurel.
South Central Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center at South Central Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence.
Johnson Controls will improve critical equipment, systems and infrastructure in Jones County School District’s three high schools – Northeast Jones High, South Jones High and West Jones High. The company’s Performance Infrastructure leaders and school district leaders partnered to assess and…
A major shift has occurred in the financial world. More and more financial professionals have moved away from the industry’s traditional compensation model to a new one — in the eyes of many of them, a better one.
Imagine an income stream you cannot outlive. That sums up the appeal of an annuity. If you are interested in steady retirement income (and the potential to defer taxes), you might want to look at the potential offered by annuities. Before making the leap, however, you must understand how they work.