Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Section of U.S. 82 in Leflore County Renamed in Honor of Crash Victims

Part of U.S. 82 in Leflore County is being renamed in honor of the fifteen Marines and one Navy Corpsman who died on July 10, 2017 in a plane crash that happened occurred about a mile from the Leflore/Sunflower County line inside Leflore County. Greenwood businessman and president of Hammons & Associates, Allan Hammons, and […]

Small Town Newspapers Swimming against the social media wave

By Aimee Robinette • Photo by Timothy Ivy For decades, there have been discussions throughout the industry that newspapers are on the verge of extinction. With the advent of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, a new generation demands their news posthaste and in 200 characters. The days of great journalists such as the likes of Woodward […]

The first edition of the Delta Business Journal published in June 1998.

Congratulations on the Delta Business Journal’s celebration of its 20th anniversary. This milestone represents a lot of hard work by you and your team. Over the last two decades, the Delta Business Journal has become the voice of the Delta’s business community. As a native of Moorhead, I am partial to this region of our […]

Frankel Farms Father/son duo continuing a family tradition

Frankel Farms

By Charlotte Buchanan • Photo by Roy Meeks Lee Frankel and his son Martin operate a successful farming operation between Leland and Shaw. They are not the first Frankels to be involved with farming. Lee’s father Leo and his father before him farmed for decades in the Steiner Community in Sunflower County before the family […]

Flooding on the Mississippi River Becoming More Common and Severe

Flooding on the MS River 3

By Becky Gillette It seems that every year when the Mississippi River rises, it is getting higher and higher. During the past ten years, the frequency of flooding has greatly increased in some areas of the Mississippi Delta. Something isn’t right here. Peter Nimrod, Chief Engineer of the Mississippi Levee Board in Greenville, isn’t exactly […]

DELTA ADVOCATE- Richard Dattel

Delta Advocate - Richard Dattel

Community service is nothing new to Richard Dattel of Greenville. He’s been at it since he was right out of college and elected to the Board of Aldermen in the little town of Sunflower. He is a native of Ruleville and moved to Sunflower to farm. He wasn’t the first Dattel to serve that community, […]

Woods Eastland- The New 2018­-2019 Delta Council President

Woods Eastland- The New 2018­-2019 Delta Council President

By Becky Gillette • Photography by Timothy Ivy Woods Eastland had an unusual childhood for a boy born in the Delta. For three months each year he worked on the farm that had been in the family since the 1880s. The other eight or so months he lived in Washington D.C., where his father, James […]