Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Dr. Butch Caston

Interim President is DSU Through and Through By Jack Criss •  Photography by Campbell Saia Dr. E. E. “Butch” Caston began serving as the interim President of Delta State University on July 1, 2022. It was a natural progression for a man who has dedicated his career and life to education and to the University […]

Inflation Reduction Act 

Legislation Opposed by All Senate Republicans By Becky Gillette Agriculture is taking a huge hit from drought, extreme heat, flooding and other impacts that scientists have linked to climate change caused from greenhouse gas emissions leading to high level of carbon dioxide in the air. And agriculture can also play a critical role in helping […]

University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce

Charting A Thriving New Course By Jack Criss •  Photography by Kevin Bain/University of Mississippi Digital Imaging Services Three years into his tenure, University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce says the state’s flagship university is on a roll with momentum building across academics, athletics, research, and fund-raising. “We’re incredibly positive about everything that is taking […]

Dynamic Washing Solutions

A True new business opens in Clarksdale By Jack Criss Dynamic Washing Solutions, started by entrepreneur Ford True, just recently began operations in True’s hometown of Clarksdale. The business started in June–but the response has been positive so far, True says, and he predicts it will only get better. “The wheels started turning for me […]

Indianola Electric Company

40 Years of Electrical Knowledge and Skill By Angela Rogalski For forty years, Indianola Electric Company has been ensuring that customers in the Delta have lights, motors, equipment and appliances that operate safely and reliably. Second-generation owner Chris McClain explains that his father, Clarence McClain, Jr., started the company in 1982 with a business partner, […]

Delta Row Crop Update

Harvest Well Underway and Looks Promising By mark h. stowers Delta row crop farmers have had their usual battles with mother nature, insects and the commodity market. But for those who hit their planting windows accurately and made their way through the hot and dry summer, the rewards should be positive. Extension crop experts and […]

Luke Chamblee

Taking the Hospitality Industry to Another Level By Jack Criss • Photography By Holly Tharp Luke Chamblee has become somewhat of a hotel magnate, with three companies under his leadership, all based in Oxford. One could say that it’s in his blood. Growing up in Jackson as the son of a real estate legend, Luke […]

Skelton Photographie

Creating Those Perfect Wedding and Family Memories By Angela Rogalski Since she was a child, Elizabeth Skelton has always loved taking pictures. However, she became serious about the idea when she found out her own wedding photographer was doing double duty.  “My photographer moonlighted as a wedding photographer,” says Skelton. “It wasn’t her full-time gig. […]

Fuller Center for Housing

Clarksdale Organization Provides for Those in Need  By Jack Criss • Photos courtesy of The Fuller Center Gramm Phillips, Affiliate/Covenant Partner Coordinator for the Clarksdale Area Fuller Center for Housing, is a man on a mission. Along with the Center’s Executive Director, JoAnn Blue, and a sixteen-member Board, the organization seeks to build affordable housing […]

Young Entrepreneur Feeds Passion

Ashley Manning Finds Tasty Business Niche By Jack Criss Manning’s Munchies, a food truck in Oxford, is the brainchild of twenty-one-year old Ole Miss student, Ashley Manning. This ambitious young woman, besides majoring in Entrepreneurship along with a Chemistry minor who is also getting her pre-requirements for veterinary school, has found the time to feed […]