Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Young Ideas

Serving the Delta for Fifty Years By Mark H. Stowers They both came from families with a long tradition of retail and customer service in the Delta. Each had decided that “working Saturdays” would be a thing of the past when they entered college to pursue degrees that wouldn’t have them on a sales floor. […]


Long-time Manufacturer of Diagnostic Equipment  By mark h. stowers For the past 100 years, Greenwood-based Hickok Waekon has been in the business of developing and manufacturing tools for service technicians. The company’s main headquarters are located in  Cleveland, Ohio, and since 1984 the company has been a leader in diagnostic tools for automotive and mid-size […]

New Production Studios at Delta State University

Digital Media Art Center Debuts to Rave Reviews By Nathan Duff From Delta State Magazine  Spring 2023 Edition Delta State’s trailblazing Digital Media Art Center (DMAC) debuted this fall in the Odealier-Morgan Building. A collaboration between the Art Department and the Delta Music Institute, it encompasses 6,000 square feet (about the area of a basketball […]

Hugh Warren IV

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography By Johnny Jennings Hugh Warren IV is making a difference in the Delta.  The fourth generation Greenwood native, Cruger Tchula, Pillow Academy and Ole Miss alum has made a career in banking after growing up on the family farm.  “I grew up in the Delta and had been working […]

Hoof N’ Paw Pet Services

A Mobile Pet Care Business Serving the Delta By Lyndsi Naron Candice Hopper has recently started a mobile pet care business, Hoof n Paw Pet Services, which serves Cleveland and the surrounding area. She has eighteen years of experience in medicine and has a Veterinary Technology degree. She graduated in 2016 with the degree and […]

Amazon Wind Farm

Major Economic Boost for Tunica County By Becky Gillette The new Amazon wind farm under construction by AES in Tunica County is not only the first utility-scale wind facility to be built in Mississippi, but also the first in the region that includes Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee, South Carolina and Arkansas. Charles Finkley, […]

Hopson Hospitality

Longtime Clarksdale Entity Under New Ownership By Catherine Kirk When Clarksdale natives Tate and Chelsea Antici graduated from college and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, it wasn’t in their plans to return to the Mississippi Delta. But after twelve years of living in the Music City, the Hopson Commissary went up for sale, and it was […]

Justin Burch

By Mark H. Stowers South Mississippi native Justin Burch was named the Executive Director of the Washington County Economic Alliance this past May. The nationally known community and economic developer previously worked for the Rural Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) across fifty states and two U.S. territories. Prior to that he was the program director […]

Onward and Upward 

By Brad White Your Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) starts the new state fiscal year strong thanks to the hard work of the men and women who make up the MDOT family, as well as the significant investments from both the United States Congress and the Mississippi Legislature.   Signed into law by Governor Tate […]

Joe Stinchcomb 

Successful Businessman and Equitable Entrepreneurship Advocate By Becky Gillette Joe Stinchcomb got into the food and beverage industry after graduating from the University of Mississippi and getting a job as a debt collector. After being laid off, he got a back-of-the-house job at Proud Larry’s in Oxford. “That is where I fell in love with […]