Business News for the Mississippi Delta

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 […]

Quentin Whitwell

Pivoting, Persevering…Producing: One man’s quest for bettering self, community By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Timothy Ivy Arestless energy drives Quentin Whitwell; but that energy is not chaotic—it is laser focused. It’s a dedicated, purposeful vision that is fueled by his desire to be a better person, a better businessman and a better citizen.  Whitwell’s […]

Committed to Excellence

By Dr. Tyrone Jackson Go Trojans!  We use this phrase a lot here at Mississippi Delta Community College.  Beyond success on the field, it reminds us that every day is a chance to do something posi-tive to make our college a little stronger on behalf of our students and our communities.  As we enter into […]

New Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

By Becky Gillette Contains Loopholes That Concern Some In April, Mississippi became the last state in the country to adopt a pay equity law to require employers to pay the same wages to women as men under similar working conditions doing substantially equal work requiring the same skills, education, effort, and responsibility. The law that […]

Gary Worsham

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography By Beverly Thompson When the crappie are biting, Gary Worsham’s job gets easier. As the Executive Director Grenada Tourism for the past five years, he’s busy each day promoting the organization’s motto – Grenada is anything and everything outdoors. “Our logo says, ‘go outdoors.’ I tell anyone and everyone […]

Skelton Photographie

Creating Those Perfect Wedding and Family Memories By Angela Rogalski Since she was a child, Elizabeth Skelton has always loved taking pictures. However, she became serious about the idea when she found out her own wedding photographer was doing double duty.  “My photographer moonlighted as a wedding photographer,” says Skelton. “It wasn’t her full-time gig. […]

Dr. Corey Wiggins

New Federal Co-Chairman of Delta Regional Authority  By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Austin Britt Photography New Federal Co-Chairman of Delta Regional Authority Dr. Corey Wiggins was raised in Hazlehurst on land purchased by his great-grandfather in the 1930s. He grew up in a close-knit family and community with the family church, the family cemetery, […]

Fuller Center for Housing

Clarksdale Organization Provides for Those in Need  By Jack Criss • Photos courtesy of The Fuller Center Gramm Phillips, Affiliate/Covenant Partner Coordinator for the Clarksdale Area Fuller Center for Housing, is a man on a mission. Along with the Center’s Executive Director, JoAnn Blue, and a sixteen-member Board, the organization seeks to build affordable housing […]

Tunica Voice

Veteran Journalist Launches Newspaper By Jack Criss A longtime newspaper journalist has brought local news back to a Delta community that had been without a newspaper since October, 2020. Ted Evanoff is the Editor and Publisher of the new Tunica Voice, a weekly paper that was launched in April of this year. His wife, Abbay […]