Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Ubon’s Restaurant & BBQ – A Family Tradition

By Angela Rogalski Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo ( is nationally recognized and has won numerous awards and championships. The late Garry Roark, Pitmaster, was featured on television programs, such as Fox and Friends and participated in the Big Apple Barbeque Block Party in New York City, one of the country’s largest BBQ festivals. Unfortunately, Roark […]

Floyd Shankerman Sticks to His Father’s Simple Philosophy for Success

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography by Madge Howell Shankerman’s men’s wear store has been the ‘King’ of Clarksdale businesses for the past century, and rose to that level with the mentality of service. Beginning in 1919, Floyd Shankerman’s grandfather and then father ran the business. Floyd has been part of it for the past […]

Hidden Fraud – By Shad White

Fraud happens in both the public and private sector, but there are things businesses and government alike can watch for to identify those who are stealing. Take the story of the largest fraud in municipal history. It comes from Dixon, Illinois. For over twenty-two years, Dixon’s treasurer/comptroller, Rita Crundwell, embezzled from the town. She stole […]

Education Scandal – By Dr Robert Alexander

I was not shocked to read the latest news of scandal involving wealthy, powerful, and famous parents employing nefarious scam artists to help their children gain admission at prestigious colleges around the country. Amidst the current national zeitgeist, one might believe that only a few top colleges and universities are “good enough” and that admission […]