Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Mississippi Congressional Redistricting

Some Fear Proposed Plan Could Harm the Delta By Becky Gillette Due to population loss in the Delta according to the most recent Census, Mississippi’s U.S. Congressional Districts must be redrawn. The Mississippi Legislature recently approved a plan that some fear will adversely impact the Delta by extending the state’s only majority-Black district nearly the […]

A New Era for State Employment

By Kelly Hardwick Forty years. Four decades. Consider how much has changed in forty years. The way we communicate, the way we travel, the way we work, and the list goes on and on. With all the advancements in technology and societal changes, Mississippi state employees had not seen any significant updates or improvements in […]

Dudley Barnes

By Mark H. Stowers  A career spent helping Delta folks successfully plan for their financial future has kept Dudley Barnes busy. The Clarksdale native, Coahoma County High School and Mississippi State University Alum spent some time out of the Delta early on with his job, but he wanted to be where he knew people. The […]

Senator Briggs Hopson, III

Quiet Leadership, Total Dedication: A Life Of Service By Charles Linden  •  Photography by Greg Campbell W.Briggs Hopson, III is a true  example of Mississippi public service at its finest. His love of community and state is unsurpassed as is his desire to improve the lives of all those he represents, whether in the private […]