Mortimer Funeral Homes

Second Generation of Service By mark h. stowers The Mortimer family were once in the agricultural business, farming catfish, cotton, and soybeans. But in the mid 1970s, the late Bob Mortimer decided to go a different path and ventured into the  funeral home business. And much like a row crop, the family tended, nurtured and […]

Dr. Butch Caston

Interim President is DSU Through and Through By Jack Criss •  Photography by Campbell Saia Dr. E. E. “Butch” Caston began serving as the interim President of Delta State University on July 1, 2022. It was a natural progression for a man who has dedicated his career and life to education and to the University […]

Will Bradham

Delta Business Entrepreneur  By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Cleveland-based entrepreneur Will Bradham has a long track record of success with his Right at Home healthcare support business and Delta Maids, and also has done well with taking over Lennys Grill and Subs in Cleveland purchased in 2019.  Bradham is well regarded by […]

Inflation Reduction Act 

Legislation Opposed by All Senate Republicans By Becky Gillette Agriculture is taking a huge hit from drought, extreme heat, flooding and other impacts that scientists have linked to climate change caused from greenhouse gas emissions leading to high level of carbon dioxide in the air. And agriculture can also play a critical role in helping […]

University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce

Charting A Thriving New Course By Jack Criss •  Photography by Kevin Bain/University of Mississippi Digital Imaging Services Three years into his tenure, University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce says the state’s flagship university is on a roll with momentum building across academics, athletics, research, and fund-raising. “We’re incredibly positive about everything that is taking […]

Dynamic Washing Solutions

A True new business opens in Clarksdale By Jack Criss Dynamic Washing Solutions, started by entrepreneur Ford True, just recently began operations in True’s hometown of Clarksdale. The business started in June–but the response has been positive so far, True says, and he predicts it will only get better. “The wheels started turning for me […]

Senator Derrick Simmons

Dedicated to the Delta—Determined to Make a Difference By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Mississippi State Senator Derrick Simmons, who represents parts of Bolivar, Coahoma and Washington Counties in District 12, has a profound love for his home state and, in particular, the Mississippi Delta. Qualified and experienced enough to work anywhere else […]

Indianola Electric Company

40 Years of Electrical Knowledge and Skill By Angela Rogalski For forty years, Indianola Electric Company has been ensuring that customers in the Delta have lights, motors, equipment and appliances that operate safely and reliably. Second-generation owner Chris McClain explains that his father, Clarence McClain, Jr., started the company in 1982 with a business partner, […]

Delta Row Crop Update

Harvest Well Underway and Looks Promising By mark h. stowers Delta row crop farmers have had their usual battles with mother nature, insects and the commodity market. But for those who hit their planting windows accurately and made their way through the hot and dry summer, the rewards should be positive. Extension crop experts and […]

Luke Chamblee

Taking the Hospitality Industry to Another Level By Jack Criss • Photography By Holly Tharp Luke Chamblee has become somewhat of a hotel magnate, with three companies under his leadership, all based in Oxford. One could say that it’s in his blood. Growing up in Jackson as the son of a real estate legend, Luke […]