Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Carolyn McAdams

Leading Greenwood to Be the Best Possible By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Small town politics anywhere in the country can be challenging, and Greenwood is no exception. However, Greenwood Mayor Carolyn McAdams has worked hard to avoid partisanship and encourage cooperation to meet Greenwood’s goals that has resulted in many notable achievements […]

Dr. Daniel Ennis

Takes the Reins as Delta States Ninth President By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Campbell Saia Dr. Daniel J. Ennis officially stepped into his role as Delta State University’s ninth president on June 1 after being officiall hired in March. Ennis comes to DSU from Coastal Carolina University, where he most recently served as Provost. […]

Bubba Simmons

Delta Council President By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings  Bubba Simmons is the sixth-generation member of his family to farm in the Mississippi Delta. On his mother’s side, his great-great-great grandfather came to the Mississippi Delta in the 1871 before a lot of the Delta was even settled. Simmons, the new president of […]

Laura Hipp

Mississippi Development Authority’s Deputy Executive Director By Mark H. Stowers  •  Photography by Greg Campbell  Keeping the cogs and wheels and internal and external parts of the Mississippi economy greased and rolling forward is an immense job for anyone. Laura Hipp, Mississippi Development Authority’s deputy executive director tackles it all with gumption, fire and a […]

Peter Nimrod

Mississippi Levee Board Chief Engineer  Guides With Sure, Steady Leadership By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings  Leading one of the most important organizations based in the Mississippi Delta, Peter Nimrod brings concern for his constituents and extensive knowledge to his position as Chief Engineer of the Mississippi Levee Board based in Greenville. This […]

Archie Tucker

Leading the Way for USDA-ARS in the Southeast Area By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings  L eland native Archie Tucker started out as a sixteen-year-old high school student working as a biological aide in the Southern Insect Management Research Unit at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at Stoneville. He rode his bike […]

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 […]

Keith Fulcher

Helping Nonprofits that Serve the People of Northwest Mississippi By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Mark Thompson Sometimes people aren’t aware of exactly what Keith Fulcher does as president of the Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi (CFNM) based in Hernando. His oldest son was sitting at the table one day and said, “You are just […]

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 […]

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 […]