Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Protecting Land

By Delbert Hosemann Our public and private lands are one of our most valuable assets.  They provide revenue for our public schools, income for Mississippi families and businesses, and a place for our wildlife to thrive.  However, much of those lands have been damaged over the years by artificial flooding of the Mississippi River.  My […]

Delta Area Insurance

Agents work through regulations and technology to keep clients protected and happy By Mark H. Stowers   The need for insurance for business and home is crucial. While no one or nothing is ever going to be perfect, the dents, dings and disasters in life just keep coming. Delta area insurance agencies work to be […]

On The Horizon

Two new hotel developments will bring luxury and fun to Cleveland By Angela Rogalski Photography by Holly Tharp Two new destination hotels will be opening up in Cleveland over the next few years and will add a heightened level of luxury accommodations to the city, and some entertaining fun and fitness components. Luke Chamblee, President […]

DSU Enrollment on the Rise

University boasts four percent increase Special to Delta Business Journal Photography by Rory Doyle The unofficial numbers, as of Sept. 8, were 2,763 undergraduate students and 824 graduate students, for a total enrollment of 3,587. This is an approximate four percent increase over the previous year’s enrollment. The increase is due in part to institutional […]

Kirk Graves

State Bank & Trust started in Rosedale in 1898 and is now a $1-billion institution By Becky Gillette Photography by Greg Campbell   The Valley Bank, which is now State Bank & Trust Company, had modest beginnings in Rosedale in 1898. By 1985, it had grown to only $13 million in total assets. When Stewart […]