IRS Overreach?

Proposal would hurt community banks, has privacy issues By Jack Criss A recent IRS data collection proposal to increase tax information reporting requirements on financial institutions would trade American privacy for government revenue–and impose huge, costly burdens on smaller banks.  The idea originated in the House of Representatives as part of the “human infrastructure bill” […]

Eola Hotel Set to Reopen

Delta developer takes role in Natchez project By Jack Criss Yazoo City businessman and developer, Hayes Dent, is part of a developing team–one of whom is the owner of the property–that has taken on the restoration and reopening of the iconic Eola Hotel in Natchez. Randy Roth, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and his company, Endeavour Corporation, […]

Battle Sod Farms

Providing Superior Customer Service By Aimee Robinette Tunica native Paul Battle IV knows just how much greener the grass is on the other side. The owner of Battle Sod Farms, this University of Mississippi graduate has taken his business degree and coupled with a love of the outdoors.  “I grew up on a very diversified […]

Alan Hargett

President and CEO of Planters Bank By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Ruleville native Alan Hargett, president and CEO of Planters Bank, is considered a consummate banker by those who have worked closely with him. He has been employed with the bank since college, and is particularly well versed in the intricacies of […]