Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Memphis Outpost of Quapaw Canoe Company

Delta Native Matthew Burdine Launches New Business By Becky Gillette Delta native Matthew Burdine has had a love of outdoor adventure and the Mississippi River since he was a kid growing up in Greenville on Lake Ferguson. After receiving a degree in finance and an MBA from Ole Miss, instead of pursuing a career in […]

Small Delta Towns

By Austin Barbour All of us are biased about “our generation” and “our childhood”, and candidly, I’m no different. From the time I was 10 years old (‘85) and free to roam the streets on my bike, until I graduated high school (‘94) and headed to Ole Miss, Yazoo City, Mississippi was as good as […]

Ben Lewis

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography by Staci Lewis Growing up in Washington state, Ben Lewis didn’t know anything about the Mississippi Delta. But, when the Wentworth University alumnus was offered a one-year contract for an IT job, he did a little research. What he found out initially wasn’t pretty but he decided to look […]

Nevin Sledge

A Life Well-Lived By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Holly Tharp According to the latest Census Bureau statistics, there are about 90,000 centenarians in the United States, an increase from around 72,000 centenarians in 2014 and 50,000 in 2000, according to additional numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  One centenarian, currently lives […]