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Thursday, October 08, 2015

Locally Regions Bank is in the midst of a massive hi-tech overhaul. - Memphis Business Journal

Locally Regions Bank is in the midst of a massive hi-tech overhaul. - Memphis Business Journal: Regions has either newly completed or is currently retrofitting four Memphis area branches with a fifth project on the horizon.
The bank is second only to First Tennessee Bank with its control of the local market share accounting for 16 percent and David May, West Tennessee Area President for Regions, said it is because of that success they plan to continue to invest in the community. A number that May said would easily reach between $5-$10 million annually dumped into the market – as evidenced by the recent string of improvements.

26th New Orleans Film Festival wants to thank the Academy | NolaVie - Life and Culture in New Orleans

26th New Orleans Film Festival wants to thank the Academy | NolaVie - Life and Culture in New Orleans: n January, the NOFF became an Oscar-qualifying film festival for the first time -- in the category of documentary shorts.

“What that means is that the person who wins the award for best documentary short at the festival -- it’s a jury prize, three people decide it -- that film can automatically submit to the Oscars and is eligible for an Oscar nomination,” said NOFF Executive Director Jolene Pinder.

“It’s part of a relationship we’ve had with the Academy,” added Pinder. “They funded the festival at a pretty high level after Katrina with a three-year grant and last year they came back and funded Emerging Voices, which is our mentorship program for filmmakers of color in Louisiana, as well as a strand of programming of films by black directors, both veteran and emerging. So I think it’s a strong bond and it shows that they believe in what we’re doing.”

The Mississippi State Fair Kicks Off in Jackson | WJTV.com

The Mississippi State Fair Kicks Off in Jackson | WJTV.com: The 156th Annual Mississippi State Fair is underway in Jackson. The family atmosphere has set the tone despite the rough ride it took to get to opening day.

“The food the fun the family atmosphere it’s real great, great time,” says Jermaine Cunning, who’s been coming to the fair for nearly 30 years.

Over the past month the Jackson Police Department and the State Fair Commission were in talks about security at the state fair. Just Tuesday, one day before the fair, the two departments agreed that Jackson Police would patrol outside the fairgrounds.