By Becky Gillette • Photography Austin Britt There could hardly be more contrast between living and working in Clarksdale and Washington, D.C. Jen Waller has done both. After graduating from Delta State University (DSU) in 1997 with a degree in elementary education, she taught in Clarksdale for several years before launching a political career in […]
By Amile Wilson Panola County has a unique geography. The Gateway to the Delta is bisected by Interstate 55, halfway between Oxford and Clarksdale and only an hour to Memphis. That geographic asset makes Panola County a good location to take advantage of the economic opportunities of all three sites while providing an economic unique […]
By Patrick R. Shepard In the 1870s, James Samuel Oliver arrived in the Mississippi Delta by swimming across the Mississippi River—with a fresh bullet wound in his leg. He later journeyed deep into the swampy wilderness known as the Mississippi Delta. Oliver cleared timber and carved out a plantation home near Indianola, Mississippi. More than […]
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