Business News for the Mississippi Delta

A Possible Revitalization Plans in the Works to Re-open the Former Harrah’s Casino

By Becky Gillette • Photography by Austin Britt A ghost town could once again be a thriving center for jobs and entertainment if plans proceed to re-open the Harrah’s Casino Tunica, formerly known as the Grand Casino Tunica. It is a 2,200-acre property that once housed three hotels, several restaurants, a 2,500-seat event center, a […]

Every Coin Has Two Sides- Woods Eastland

Every one of us has heard others bemoan the ‘decline’ of the Delta, whether they be current residents, former residents returning for a visit, or sometimes when we look in the mirror. What has declined in the Delta is the population, and really everything else has stayed about the same or improved. This is not […]

Peyton Potter – Third Generation Farmer

By mark stowers • Photography by Roy Meeks Peyton Potter was born into farming in Washington County and he’s the third generation to toil the Delta area acreage that that continues to provide for his family. Growing up on his dad and grandfather’s farm, the forty year-old Potter followed along in the path they made […]

Numerous Projects in the Works in Downtown Clarksdale

By Randall Haley Photography by Austin Britt Clarksdale’s downtown revitalization is under way, and plans including multiple new venues have built a plethora of high hopes. Soon to be home to Hooker Grocery and Eatery, the town’s first hostel, Auberge Clarksdale, and the Travelers Hotel, Clarksdale’s glory days may still be ahead. Eric Meier, from […]

Shad White New State Auditor, Values Public Service and Accountability

By Becky Gillette • Photography by Timothy Ivy Mississippi’s newest and youngest statewide office holder, Shad White, thirty-two, appointed as State Auditor by Gov. Phil Bryant recently after the resignation of former State Auditor Stacey Pickering, grew up in the small town of Sandersville, which is located near Laurel. His family sometimes struggled to put […]