Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Solon Scott The man behind the success of Scott Petroleum

By susan montgomery When Solon Scott Jr. was born in 1937, he and his parents lived in a commercial building in Itta Bena that today is still the home of his company, Scott Petroleum. “His family lived in that building, and then they moved to a house behind it,” said Scott’s son, Solon III, president […]

Darden North—A Doctor Who Writes More Than Just Prescriptions

Award winning author of murder mysteries By Angela Rogalski Where do you find a board-certified physician in obstetrics and gynecology who is also an award-winning author of murder mysteries and thrillers? Why, in Jackson, Miss., of course. Dr. Darden North is a dedicated OB/GYN who also writes novels. Award-winning novels. His fifth book, “The 5 […]

Champy’s World Famous Chicken

Brimming with Delta Flavor By Mark H. Stowers Growing up in the Delta, Seth Champion was immersed in Delta flavor—hot tamales, fried chicken, original salads and much more. He learned the trade by working in his parents and grandparents’ restaurants, perfecting the skills needed to run the “back of a restaurant.” Later Champion would add […]

It’s Farming Time Again

As we publish the March edition of Delta Business Journal, farmers are beginning to break ground in their fields and are readying for the 2018 growing season. We have mentioned multiple times—on a good day farming is a tough business. The hard work and untold hours in the field, the sacrifice and uncertainty of this […]

The Mission Continues

By Emily Havens GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi’s mission is to promote music education. Our focus each day is to educate and inspire the next generation of American music innovators.    Since opening, nearly 56,000 visitors from all 50 states and 29 countries have visited the Museum and over 10,000 students and educators have participated in tours […]