Business News for the Mississippi Delta

David Robinson

An Exemplar of Family, Business and Dedication By jack criss  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Recently retired from the company his father, Howard, founded in 1953—the same year he was born—Cleveland native David Robinson guided Robinson Electric to becoming one of Mississippi’s most successful privately-owned companies. Its unmatched integrity and professionalism mirrors Robinson’s own character, […]

Rep. Robert Sanders

No Cliche’: A Lifetime of Duty, Service and Dedication By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Holly Tharp The newest member of the Mississippi House of Representa-tives used to be in control of security at the state Capitol. And a basketball coach. And a police officer. And a professional athlete in Europe and South America. In […]

Senator Briggs Hopson, III

Quiet Leadership, Total Dedication: A Life Of Service By Charles Linden  •  Photography by Greg Campbell W.Briggs Hopson, III is a true  example of Mississippi public service at its finest. His love of community and state is unsurpassed as is his desire to improve the lives of all those he represents, whether in the private […]

Quality Steel Corp.

CEO Sean Wessel and His Father-in-Law, Jim Tims are  at the Helm of this Leading Delta-Based Manufacturer By Becky gillette  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Quality Steel Corp. (QSC) was founded in 1957 by Lowry Tims when he realized he couldn’t find a high-quality tank/pressure vessel in the market. At that time, Tims was in […]

Mike Kinnison

Delta State University Athletic Director By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Holly Tharp Delta State University (DSU) Director of Athletics Mike Kinnison has a long, storied history at Delta State as a student, star baseball player, highly successful baseball coach and, currently, athletic director.  “In each of these roles, he has exhibited a commitment to […]

Richard and Zach Scruggs

2nd Chance Program Helps Adults Succeed in Education and Workforce Training  By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Timothy Ivy It could have been tempting after Richard “Dickie” Scruggs got released from federal prison in 2013 after serving six years on charges related to judicial bribery to have relocated to another state rather than come back […]

Alan Hargett

President and CEO of Planters Bank By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Ruleville native Alan Hargett, president and CEO of Planters Bank, is considered a consummate banker by those who have worked closely with him. He has been employed with the bank since college, and is particularly well versed in the intricacies of […]

Danielle Morgan

New Executive Director of Mississippi Tourism Association By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings New Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) Executive Director Danielle Morgan, TMP, has decades of experience that prepared her for this role. Most recently she was executive director of the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau. Earlier the Delta State University (DSU) graduate […]

Sam Washington

Mid-Delta Regional Airport Director Optimistic About The Future By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Sam Washington has had a fascination for aviation since he was young. Growing up in Yazoo County, his first job at age eight was as a field hand chopping cotton. But, he had his sights set on the skies […]

Patrick Johnson

New Delta Council President hitting the ground running By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Austin Britt Patrick Johnson, forty-seven, the new president of the Delta Council, is the fourth generation in his family to be involved in a large agricultural operation in Tunica County. His family also provides aerial spraying through Tunica Air. And, while […]