Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Vicksburg Is On Its Way

Plans for growth on the horizon By Greta Sharp Photography by Roy Meeks   “In the next five years, you won’t know this city,” pledges Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr. “It’s where you’ll want to retire; it’s where you’ll want to take a vacation; it’s where you’ll go to conferences. You’ll see a community that […]

Southern Delta Outfitters

Slater’s Jigs, same service, but with a new name By Mark H. Stowers For decades, folks around the Delta knew where to buy a jig that would catch fish. You headed to Slater’s Jigs in Indianola or you went online and ordered the latest guaranteed fish catcher. Fishermen and hunters alike crowded the store for […]

Todd Donald

Welding together education at the Capps Center By Mark H. Stowers Photography by Roy Meeks   As a farm boy following his father, Todd Donald learned the ways of the farm—getting up early and working hard. When his dad’s career turned toward welding, the same regiment applied. Donald took those lessons and years of welding […]

Thinking About Health

By Trudy Lieberman The fight in California over a ballot initiative that would begin to control the price of pharmaceuticals paid by state programs shows how difficult it is to “do something” about the high price of prescription drugs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. drug spending rose 7 percent this year—the biggest […]

Sen. Lydia Chassaniol

Cooking up good things for tourism statewide By Becky Gillette Photography by Johnny Jennings Sen. Lydia Graves Chassaniol won the first real political race she entered when she ran for the Mississippi Senate in 2007 after the death of Sen. Robert G. “Bunky” Huggins. Tapping young Republicans to help her campaign, the educator who had […]