TUPELO -- BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit dropped even as it cut loan losses. The regional bank, with $13 billion in assets, posted a profit of $13.3 million, or 16 cents per share, in the last three months of 2011. That's down 16 percent from $15.8 million, or 19 cents per share, in 2010's fourth quarter.
TUPELO -- Renasant Corp. says fourth-quarter profit rose on the strength of its expansion.
SOUTHAVEN -- A $145,000 annual salary already makes Southaven Mayor Greg Davis one of the highest-paid public officials in Mississippi. But the city also has been paying the mayor a little-known $35,000-a-year stipend for supervising water and sewer operations.
TUPELO -- The Mississippi Department of Education is developing a system for evaluating its educators that could be ready to be used during the 2014-15 school year.
ABERDEEN -- A settlement has been announced between the city of Tupelo and former police recruit Latana Williams.
COLUMBIA -- A 13-year-old Columbia student was hit by a car while trying to cross a street after getting off a school bus.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Tuesday he'll ask a state judge next week to revoke several pardons Haley Barbour issued in his final days as governor, including those for five convicts who worked as trusties at the Governor's Mansion.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says he won't challenge the pardons of 13 people who met a state constitutional requirement to publish a notice that they were seeking a pardon. The state constitution says the notice must be published for at least 30 days in a newspaper in or a near the county where the crime occurred.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said he'll offer specific policy proposals when he gives his first State of the State address next week.
CORINTH -- The city of Corinth will ask the Legislature to approve a city-only vote on the sale of alcoholic beverages.
WAVELAND -- Construction has been stopped on the Waveland's new police station. Mayor David Garcia tells the Sea Coast Echo that the work stoppage is only temporary.
JACKSON -- Authorities said a prominent Jackson businessman took his own life Tuesday, days after his wife was released from prison by then-Gov. Haley Barbour.
GAUTIER -- Federal and state officials have presented plans to hold BP to its promise to make the Gulf whole in the wake of the 2010 oil-spill disaster.
MERIDIAN -- A civil rights office started by an activist who was later slain and his wife is being turned into a center to reach out to students in Meridian, just as it did decades ago.
TUPELO -- A gun stolen from Tupelo in 1975 has turned up in a Gautier pawn shop after spending nearly four decades on the national missing items list.
JACKSON -- Some Mississippi lawmakers want to limit the governor's pardon powers, a discussion prompted by Republican Haley Barbour's actions as he left office last Tuesday.
PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a Meridian, Miss., businessman died when a small twin-engine plane crashed in east-central Mississippi.
JACKSON -- The Madison County School District has gone paperless, using computers to keep up with work rather than relying on a notebook filled with key information.
RIDGELAND -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his final-days decisions to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers -- decisions that outraged victims' families and dismayed even some of his most devoted supporters. Coming Sunday: Lowndes County woman speaks out about Barbour's pardon of man convicted of killing her grandson
MAGNOLIA -- South Pike School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Gunnell says he will leave when his contract expires in June. Gunnell tells the Enterprise-Journal that he wants to explore other opportunities.
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