Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Vicksburg Lumber Mill to Expand Operations Creating 125 Jobs

Vicksburg Forest Products is opening a lumber mill in Vicksburg. After significant upgrades and modifications are complete, the multi-million dollar corporate investment will create 125 jobs. “Vicksburg’s ideal location combined with the region’s fertile timberland positions Vicksburg Forest Products for years of success in Warren County. I commend the team at Vicksburg Forest Products for […]

UM Alumna Begins Endowment to Rename Magazine Innovation Center

University of Mississippi alumna Amy Lyles Wilson is working to raise $100,000 to rename the Magazine Innovation Center at the Meek School of Journalism and New Media for the center’s longtime director and journalism professor Samir Husni. A former student of Husni’s, Wilson wants to rename the foundation of the university’s magazine program to the […]

Renovations Scheduled to Begin for Myrtle Hall Library

Amanda Jones, Director of Family and Youth Opportunities, is coordinating a movement in Clarksdale to renovate the old Myrtle Hall School Library and turn it into the Myrtle Hall Library for Negroes Museum. The renovation began July 1 and the library is tentatively scheduled to open May 4, 2019. “We want to do this for […]

Delta Council Announces 2018-19 Officers

Delta Council recently held their 83rd Annual Meeting Friday, June 1, on the campus of Delta State University at the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The 2018-2019 President and Vice-Presidents of the organization were announced during the Business Session of the meeting. Each year, a new President and seven Vice-Presidents are elected to serve as officers of […]

Luke Andrews- Chairman of Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers

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By MARK H. STOWERS Farm Bureau has always held farmers and ranchers in high esteem and work to insure their futures in the field and pasture. The Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Rancher program—created for members ages eighteen to thirty-five—was designed to encourage these young men and women to use their own knowledge and information […]

Transportation is Key- Dick Hall

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” – William James I know, I know. I’ve done a lot of venting lately. My job can sometimes be defeating, especially considering that I’ve been unable to convince the state legislature how badly money is needed to repair and replace Mississippi’s deteriorating […]

Beth Williams- Putting Greenwood first

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There is always something interesting and fun happening in Greenwood and, in many cases, you will find that Beth Williams is involved. Williams is the new president of the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and is also the general manager of one of the state’s finest upscale boutique hotels, The Alluvian Hotel. Williams’ involvement in the […]