Business News for the Mississippi Delta

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 […]

Charles Finkley Jr. 

By Mark H. Stowers  Born, raised and educated in Alabama, Charles Finkley Jr. has made a home in North Mississippi helping bring jobs and opportunity to Tunica County.  With an undergraduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbia Southern in Orange Beach, Alabama, Finkley […]

Bank of Anguilla

Small bank making a big difference By Jack Criss Andy Anderson has been with the Bank of Anguilla since 1983. He is now the CEO and President of the very bank that foreclosed on the house in which he and his mother lived when he was a child after his parents divorced.  This is but […]

Yazoo Backwater

EPA Decision Halts Construction of Pumps By Becky Gillette There was light at the end of the tunnel. Now it is dark again. That is how the recent decision by the EPA to veto the Yazoo Backwater Pumps flood control project for the second time was described by Peter Nimrod, Chief Engineer of the Mississippi […]

John Murry Greenlee

President of BankPlus in Yazoo City What was your first job? I farmed with my father for three years after graduating from Mississippi State University. Education  I have a degree in Agricultural Business from Mississippi State University. I am a graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking at the University of Mississippi and the Graduate […]

Steve Azar

By Mark H. Stowers   It’s said that some folks sing the praises of the Delta, but Steve Azar has literally done this his entire life. The Greenville native and singer/songwriter/philanthropist can’t help but espouse all the great things about his home state and the Delta area. The St. Joseph High School and Delta State […]