Special Report- Construction Industry

By MARK H. STOWERS The building of America has waxed and waned under assorted presidents. In 1927, Herbert Hoover—a civil engineer by trade—actually picked up his drawing tools and volunteered his services to help configure how to shore up the massive Mississippi River Levee and other flood control mechanisms. The great river will never be […]

Delta Regional Authority

The Clarksdale based Delta Regional Authority, an entity created in 2000, continues to do great things for the Mississippi Delta.  Some of DRA’s goals are to grow small businesses and help entrepreneurs, promote tourism in the coverage area, strengthen and cultivate innovate partnerships, promote good health, enhance and support the Delta’s workforce, and enhance transportation […]

Jeff Horn

General Manager- Parker Tractor What was your first job?    Assistant varsity football coach at New Hope High School Where did you go to school?    Bachelors degree in physical education from Delta State, Masters in Educational Leadership Delta State. Tell us about your family.    I live Tunica with my wife Melody, sons Jeffrey […]

Tourism Economy

In past 20 years the Mississippi Delta has become one of the premier cultural heritage destinations in the country.  For decades U.S. Highway 61 was a major tributary for poor Southerners, both black and white, migrating to the promise of better lives in the industrial north.  Today visitors from around the world travel this iconic […]

GreenTech Automotive

Future Looks Dim for Delta Plant By Becky Gillette The GreenTech Automotive (GTA) facility that has received about $4.9 million in state incentives has failed to meet the requirements for job creation, according to Jeff Rent, public relations manager for the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA). Rent says as of November, GreenTech had not met the […]

David Griffith

New President, Mississippi Association of Realtors Hales from Cleveland By Becky Gillette T he new president of the Mississippi Association of Realtors® is David Griffith, CEO of Griffith Real Estate and Appraisal Services in Cleveland, says the theme for his presidency will be “Answer the Call”. “I want our members to get involved and encourage […]

Talbot Brooks

Takes on Global Challenges at DSU Geospatial Center By Becky Gillette  • Photography by Rory Doyle An old saying in real estate is that it is all about “location, location, location.” The same thing might be said about Geospatial Information Technologies (GIT), which use Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), remote sensing and […]