Business News for the Mississippi Delta

The Farmer’s Wife – Major Contributors to Most Operations

By BECKY GILLETTE Ask Delta farm wives what they like the most about their role keeping ag operations running efficiently and by far the most common answer is going to involve family. Many grew up with farming. Farming is in their blood and an opportunity for a type of family togetherness rarely found today. Many […]

2018 Highwater Report – By Peter Nimrod

2018 proved to be a busy year for the Mississippi Levee Board. During the Winter months especially in February and March 2018 heavy rainfalls throughout the Mississippi River Valley pushed the Mississippi River above flood stage throughout the Mississippi Levee District. The River crested 6’ to 7’ above flood stage and was 20’ above average […]

On The Move – A City Filled with Anticipation

By Greta Sharp As the new year dawns in Clarksdale, this is a city filled with anticipation. Hard work and persistence paid off in December when Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jon Levingston announced that PeopleShores selected Clarksdale for its second U.S. center. “We secured for them a suitable building and they made […]

Tra DuBois – The Mastermind Behind World Class Athletic Surfaces

By Becky Gillette • Photography by Timothy Ivy If you happen to be among the estimated 172 million people who viewed the Super Bowl in 2018, then you saw playing field graphics that were created by a small, family-owned company in Leland named World Class Athletic Surfaces. That same company makes the paint and stencils […]