Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Changes in Healthcare

By Wyatt Emmerich It’s been seven years since Obamacare passed. My how time flies. Time to dust off my thoughts on the American health care system. First, let’s assess Obamacare. It was supposed to save money. It didn’t. It was supposed to lower premiums. They went up. It was supposed to extend coverage to 20 […]

MDEQ encourages proper disposal

Drop-off collection sites for pharmaceutical waste available By Becky Gillette There are growing environmental concerns about the improper disposal of pharmaceutical drugs and household personal care products, said Robbie Wilbur, communications director for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). “MDEQ encourages the proper management of pharmaceutical wastes and discourages flushing of household medications and […]

20th annual Cranford Lecture

Dr. Calvin White to speak April 9 Delta State University is gearing up for the 20th annual Sammy O. Cranford Memorial History Lecture on April 6 at 7 p.m. in Jobe Hall Auditorium. The 2017 lecturer is Dr. Calvin White Jr., associate professor of history and chair of the history department at the University of […]

Gov. Bryant appoints new MDOC commissioner

Pelicia Hall will oversee 3 state prisons and more than 2,200 employees Gov. Phil Bryant recently announced the appointment Pelicia Hall commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Hall replaces Marshall Fisher, who was recently appointed commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. Hall has served as interim MDOC commissioner since late January. Previously, […]

North Sunflower Medical Center receives award

Named “Hospital of the Year” by Mississippi Nurses Association By Angela Rogalski The Mississippi Nurses’ Association and the Mississippi Nurses’ Foundation recognized North Sunflower Medical Center, March 6 as their Hospital of the Year. The Nightingale Awards are the highest honor that the Nurses’ Association and Foundation gives. CEO Sam Miller said receiving the award […]

Entergy Opens Innovative Substation Training Facility

New employees of Entergy Corporation’s transmission organization are gaining valuable knowledge and experience in maintaining substations at the new Arthur “Dub” Barfield Training Substation in Clinton, Mississippi. “This is the only training facility of its kind in Entergy’s four-state utility service territory,” said Jim Schott, vice president of transmission for Entergy. “It’s designed to give […]


The Community Foundation of Washington County (hereinafter referred to as “CFWC”) is pleased to announce the Delta Workforce Marketing Initiative, which is a collaborative partnership between the CFWC, the Washington County Economic Alliance (hereinafter referred to as “WCEA”), the Mississippi Delta Community College Charles W. Capps, Jr. Technology Center (hereinafter referred to as the “Capps […]

MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshops in Yazoo and Tunica Counties

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting pond management workshops in Yazoo and Tunica Counties. The Yazoo County workshop will be held at the Yazoo County Extension Service Office located at 212 East Broadway Street in Yazoo City on Thursday, April 6th […]

Remembering Bill

By Scott Coopwood, Publisher, Delta Business Journal On Tuesday, (March 28), veteran Mississippi journalist, Bill Minor died. He was 93 years old. For those unfamiliar with Mr. Minor, he wrote columns and articles for The Clarion-Ledger for decades. Minor was a hardcore liberal Democrat and race was most often at the forefront of his writings. He and […]