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Ribbon cutting officially opens Crosshairs

Thursday afternoon friends, family, and employees joined Bud and Desiree Baggett for the official ribbon cutting of Crosshairs of Marianna.  

Bud Baggett opened Crosshairs for business in June of this year but has since their initial opening, the business is already looking to expand due to customer demand.  

 Bud and Desiree Baggett are the owners of Crosshairs with the business being operated by Bud Baggett, Cody Gainer, and Andrew James.   

They offer a vast array of new and used guns, ammunition, optics and can order gun safes upon request.  They currently have over 100 ARs in stock.  Baggett says about his business, “We are just hometown boys with low overhead that equals low prices for our customers.  We offer competitive pricing and we are very knowledgeable about guns.”

Baggett was very open about his love of his new business, “When most kids were collecting baseball cards, I was collecting guns and it’s never changed.”

With hunting season in full swing, Crosshairs invites everyone to come check them out.  Hours of operation are Monday thru Friday from 9-5 and Saturday 9-3.


Roses coming to Marianna in 2017

Roses Stores, owned and operated by Variety Wholesalers, Inc., has announced the opening of a new Roses Express store in Marianna located at 4739 Highway 90. (The Oaks Shopping Center).  The Grand Opening is set for 2017.

Roses operates stores throughout the Southeast and beyond offering great products and prices at “Everyday Low Prices,” Off Price and Closeout Buys in apparel and shoes for the entire family, accessories, home furnishings and décor, toys, health and beauty products and other household needs.

In a press release, Wilson Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer for Variety Stores said, “Variety Wholesalers Inc. is proud to be a part of the Marianna community and is committed to providing customers with quality products at great prices.”  The new Roses Express store will bring 30 to 40 jobs to the area with most associates from the local neighborhood. 



Sun Trust Bank acquires property for expansion

SunTrust Bank is looking to expand in Marianna in 2017.  Plans are tentative and still in the planning stage but property has been acquired on Highway 71 South next to Burger King.  

Jason Gilmore, Branch Manager for SunTrust on Lafayette Street in Marianna confirmed the purchase of the land, “SunTrust has purchased some land on Highway 71.  It’s all in the preliminary stages right now.  SunTrust believes in Jackson County and this is another footprint for the bank.  There are no plans to close the downtown branch at this time.”  

SunTrust purchased what was Citizen’s State Bank in October of1998.  Citizen’s State Bank was first established January 05, 1904.

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