Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Thoughts from the Lt. Governor’s Office

By Delbert Hosemann Some politicos say the agenda during an election year is always pared down to bare necessities. Not this year. From transportation to education, the Lieutenant Governor’s Office is preparing a full slate of conservative legislation. Here are our top priorities: Tax Rebate. This year, the largest tax cut in Mississippi history begins […]

Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center

Providing Compassionate Care and Treatment By Amile Wilson Quietly nestled on sixty-five acres, Stonewater Adolescent Recovery Center in Oxford has turned one family’s struggle into a refuge of hope.  CEO Bryan Fikes and his sister Elizabeth Fikes are co-founders of Stonewater. Bryan, age thirty-five,will celebrate ninteen years of his own sobriety this May. Originally from […]

Dodie McElmurry

Delta Native Working to Make a Difference in Rural Healthcare  Dodie McElmurray, RN, MSN/ MBA, grew up in rural Belzoni, got a nursing degree from Delta State University in 1997 and went on to get advanced degrees in nursing and healthcare administration from the University of Phoenix. After working about twenty years in healthcare administration […]

Teresa Hubbard

Trailblazing Mississippi CEO By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Timothy Ivy As President and CEO of Cite Armored—a major truck manufacturing company based in Holly Springs, with an additional location in her hometown of Batesville—Teresa Hubbard has become one of the leading entrepreneurs in the state. Quietly and without fanfare, Hubbard made a total pivot […]