Pickens, MS

Protests Arise Amid Mississippi Town BankPlus Closing

Herbie J Pilato
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According to MSN.com, BankPlus is the sole bank that caters to the residents of Pickens, Mississippi and it’s set to shutter its doors on December 15.

A Closer Look

Several Pickens residents gathered at the MLK Center to advocate against the area's BankPlus closing.

“I got three business accounts there,” said one citizen. “If the bank leaves, I’m going to have to transfer my money all the way to Durant of Canton and that’s going to cause a lot of hardship on me.”

The BankPlus Pickens location has been in operation since 2000. Mayor Paulette Moore said she learned the bank was shuttering due to its decrease in revenue.


The closing of the BankPlus Mississippi location is indicative of the increasing economic challenges of various business operations around the country.

[Note: This article is based on accredited news and media reports, including linked information attributed to BankPlus.net and MSN.com.]

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Herbie J Pilato is the author of several books about pop culture including the newly-published CONNERY, SEAN CONNERY biography, the revised BIONIC BOOK, RETRO ACTIVE TELEVISION, THE 12 BEST SECRETS OF CHRISTMAS, MARY: THE MARY TYLER MOORE STORY, TWITCH UPON A STAR, and more. He's also a TV writer/producer, and has worked for Reelz, Bravo, E!, TLC, and hosted THEN AGAIN WITH HERBIE J PILATO, the hit classic TV talk show (which premiered on Amazon Prime in 2019).

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