Rodney Mortimer knows the importance of community banking


Rodney Mortimer with a portrait of his father, Lagrone Mortimer. The portrait hangs at the Kilmichael branch of the Bank of Kilmichael. (Photo submitted)

It has been a generational lesson in the importance of community banking.

Rodney Mortimer was first inspired to be part of the banking industry by watching his father, Lagrone Mortimer succeed in the business. It was the reason he majored in banking and finance at Mississippi State University, and began working at the Bank of Kilmichael with his father and grandfather.

In the 80’s, Rodney Mortimer took over as president of the Bank of Kilmichael, following in the footsteps of his father, Lagrone Mortimer and also his grandfather, Kent Mortimer. Continue reading

Eupora’s Trunk or Treat set for Oct. 31


Trunk or TreatIt’s an occasion where chocolate makes everything better.

The sixth Annual Community Trunk-or-Treat event is set for 6-7 p.m. Oct. 31 in downtown Eupora. Trunks full of candy will be lined up along the “high side” of downtown Eupora for children to trick or treat in a safe, family friendly environment. The event will be held in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Eupora in the event of rain.

Members from each church as well as several businesses, churches and organizations throughout the community will have their vehicles decorated for a “family-friendly” Halloween event. First United Methodist Church of Eupora and Eupora’s First Baptist Church will provide hot dogs and sodas for children attending. Major sponsors for the event include North Mississippi Medical Center, Bank of Kilmichael, Sonic Drive In, Golden Living Center and the City of Eupora. Continue reading