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Mississippi lawmakers haggle over possible Medicaid expansion as their legislative session nears end

Apr. 23, 2024 20:10 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi lawmakers started negotiating Tuesday on what could become a landmark plan to expand Medicaid coverage to tens of thousands of people in one of the poorest states in the U.S. But even with Republicans controlling both the state House and...

Trustmark: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 23, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Trustmark Corp. (TRMK) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $41.5 million. The bank, based in Jackson, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 68 cents per share. The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The...

Renasant: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 23, 2024 17:24 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Renasant Corp. (RNST) on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $39.4 million. The bank, based in Tupelo, Mississippi, said it had earnings of 70 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were 65 cents per share. ...

EastGroup Properties: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 23, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — EastGroup Properties Inc. (EGP) on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The Ridgeland, Mississippi-based real estate investment trust said it had funds...

Mississippi lawmakers move toward restoring voting rights to 32 felons as broader suffrage bill dies

Apr. 23, 2024 00:30 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators advanced bills Monday to give voting rights back to 32 people convicted of felonies, weeks after a Senate leader killed a broader bill that would have restored suffrage to many more people with criminal records. The move is necessary...

Cadence: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 22, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Cadence Bank (CADE) on Monday reported first-quarter net income of $117 million. The Tupelo, Mississippi-based bank said it had earnings of 62 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average...

Biden administration tightens rules for obtaining medical records related to abortion

Apr. 22, 2024 15:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical records of women will be shielded from criminal investigations if they cross state lines to seek an abortion where it is legal, under a new rule that the Biden administration finalized Monday. The regulation, which is intended to protect women who live...

A man escaped Sudan's bloody civil war. His mysterious death in Missisippi has sparked suspicion

Apr. 20, 2024 00:16 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As a child, Dau Mabil escaped war-torn Sudan and built a new life in Mississippi. This month, fishermen found the body of the 33-year-old Mabil floating in a river, prompting calls for a federal investigation into his disappearance and death. Mabil, who lived...

Jackson library to be razed for green space near history museums

Apr. 19, 2024 16:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A public library that fell into disrepair will be torn down to make way for a new green space near two history museums that have become one of the top tourist attractions in Mississippi's capital city. The board of the state Department of Archives and History...

Mississippi legislators won't smooth the path this year to restore voting rights after some felonies

Apr. 19, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Kenneth Almons says he began a sentence in a Mississippi prison just two weeks after graduating from high school, and one of his felony convictions — for armed robbery — stripped away voting rights that he still has not regained decades later. Now 51,...