Business News for the Mississippi Delta

MS Teacher Pay Raise

Compensation Will Aid Retention By Becky Gillette The historic teacher pay raise approved by the Mississippi Legislators in mid-March is something that educators, economic developers and legislators have been working on for years. The pay raise averaging $4,100 per year was so significant that it even made national news giving Mississippi some positive publicity. “Mississippi […]

Highway Expansion in the Works

Updates will Aid in Revitalization of the Delta By MARK H. STOWERS Updating roadways, highways and byways as well as making smooth pathways for commerce are a few of the plans on Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons’ desk. Simmons’ district covers twenty-two counties and serves over one million Mississippi residents. Elected to a four-year […]

Delta State Prepares Future Industry Leaders 

By William N. LaForge To ensure that our Delta neighbors are aware of some of Delta State’s key and signature academic programs, I am pleased to provide a brief overview of a few of the disciplines that, in many cases, are exclusive to Delta State, and that attract a wide array of students from around […]

Charles Finkley Jr. 

By Mark H. Stowers  Born, raised and educated in Alabama, Charles Finkley Jr. has made a home in North Mississippi helping bring jobs and opportunity to Tunica County.  With an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia Southern in Orange Beach, Alabama, Finkley […]

David Robinson

An Exemplar of Family, Business and Dedication By jack criss  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Recently retired from the company his father, Howard, founded in 1953—the same year he was born—Cleveland native David Robinson guided Robinson Electric to becoming one of Mississippi’s most successful privately-owned companies. Its unmatched integrity and professionalism mirrors Robinson’s own character, […]