Business News for the Mississippi Delta

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Wade Litton

CEO of Wade Inc. and New Delta Council President By becky gillette • Photography by Johnny Jennings  Wade Litton is the fourth-generation member of his family to lead Wade Inc., a 113-year-old company which operates fourteen John Deere dealerships in the Mississippi Delta. He is only the fifth person to serve as president and CEO […]

A Love of Home And Community

Tim Stanciel Puts His Thoughts Into Action By Jack Criss  •  Photography by Johnny Jennings Tim Stanciel is certainly dedicated to his hometown of Greenwood. Named the new President of the Greenwood-Leflore Chamber of Commerce in January of this year, having been both a Board member and Vice-President prior to assuming his current role, Stanciel’s […]

The Wong Family  

Owners of Kim’s Food Processing Plant By Becky Gillette  •  Photography by Austin Britt Kim Wong, born in China in 1938, is an American immigrant success story. Not only did he establish Kim’s Food Processing Plant in Clarksdale that now sells pork and chicken skins in fifteen states, he has also been an integral part […]