Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Ron Nurnberg Teach for America

Ron Nurnberg Teach for America

Education is the key By Becky Gillette • Photography by Timothy Ivy Ron Nurnberg is deputy executive director for Teach For America (Mississippi), a non-profit organization that’s mission statement is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many of our nation’s most promising future leaders as possible to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity […]

Tourism Report Shows Revenue, Jobs Continue to Rise in Mississippi

Visitors spent $6.343 billion while visiting Mississippi in Fiscal Year 2017, the second-highest amount on record, according to the new Visit Mississippi Tourism Economic Impact Report. “Mississippi continues to attract visitors to destinations throughout our state,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “These latest numbers show a healthy appetite for our world-class food, culture and hospitality.”   […]

Gipson Appointed Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce

Andy Gipson

Gov. Phil Bryant announced he has appointed Rep. Andy Gipson, R-Braxton, Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce. Gipson will replace Cindy Hyde-Smith, who Gov. Bryant appointed to the U.S. Senate Gipson’s appointment was effective April 2. He will serve the remainder of the term. “I am delighted that Andy has accepted the appointment as Mississippi’s […]

Leadership Shakeup at GLF Hospital

In a 3-2 vote, the Greenwood Leflore County Hospital board voted out CEO Jim Jackson. He had been CEO since 2009 and with the hospital since 2000. The firing comes after a recent financial audit that revealed the hospital had lost more than $22 million dollars last year due to reduced Medicare and Medicaid funding. […]

Barnes Named to Forbes’ List of Top Wealth Advisors

Dudley M. Barnes

Dudley M. Barnes a CFP® affiliated with Raymond James Financial Services, member FINRA/SIPC was among the advisors named to the Forbes list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.  The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online February 15, 2018. “It’s a privilege to congratulate Dudley Barnes on this outstanding achievement,” said […]

Educational Television


By Ronnie Agnew The antenna outside was stubborn, a daunting challenge for young children who probably weighed 75 pounds soaking wet. Getting it to twist one inch to the right or left could open up at least two additional channels for us. We had just two: PBS and NBC, and we pulled the national network […]