Laura Beth Strickland

By Charlotte Buchanan  •  Photography by Ashley Gatian Laura Beth Strickland is a native of Vicksburg and is Executive Director of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. Even in these trying times when the Covid 19 virus has brought much of the country’s festivals and conventions to a temporary halt, Laura Beth is hard at […]

Mag-Pie Gift & Art Shop Serving Clarksdale for Over a Decade

By Aimee Robinette Mag-Pie Gift & Art Shop is a one-of-a-kind space that has endured for over 108 years. The shop opened in 1912 in Clarksdale, and has been in the same location ever since. Owner Kathy Goode said the store is often referred to as The Gift and Art Shop, which suits her just […]

Now is The Time To Support Your Local Hospital

By Stephanie Patton As I write this column in mid-April, the Mississippi Delta is at the beginning of what we all hope is the downside of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fingers crossed that the researchers, health experts, elected officials, and anyone else with input into those modeling predictors are on track when they say that the […]

Millsaps College Staying Strong During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Robert W. Pearigen Like every college and university in the country and beyond, Millsaps College is facing the challenges of adapting to the restrictions brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Our students went on spring break in early March but were not able to return to campus, and have now shifted […]

Blue Ridge Foods Bringing Meat Processing to Greenwood

By Susan Montgomery  Brian Waldrop, the Greenwood entrepreneur, is excited about Blue Ridge Foods’ plans to open a meat processing and distribution facility in a 31,000-square-foot former warehouse in Greenwood-Leflore Industrial Park.  He and Wes Smith, the facility’s manager, slipped over to the facility the other day while workers for KT Builders, a Greenwood-based construction […]

Dr. Glenn Boyce Chancellor of the University of Mississippi

By Angela Rogalski  If somebody had told Dr. Glenn Boyce that one day he would be chancellor of the University of Mississippi he wouldn’t have believed them. Especially considering the first time he drove onto the campus was over forty years ago in a beat-up Buick he drove from upstate New York to attend school […]