Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Douglas Freeze

New regional leader in workforce training, economic development by Jack Criss DBJ Contributing Writer Mississippi Delta Community College (MDCC) named Douglas Freeze as its new Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development in January of this year. Freeze came to MDCC from Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, where he served as Director of Workforce […]

Lisa Cookston

Lisa Cookston, a native of Greenwood, was named Executive Director of the Museum of the Mississippi Delta this past January.  Cookston spent her youth visiting the museum, formally called the Cottonlandia Musuem, and was proud to take the leadership reins.   Cookston is a graduate of Pillow Academy and the University of Ole Miss where […]

Pump Plans Moving Forward

A Major Step for Flood Control By Jack Criss Aproposed water management solution was presented in Vicksburg on May 4 to mitigate flooding in the South Delta. The Yazoo Pumps, long promoted by advocates and residents, now look to be finally completed in the near future, according to statements made by government officials at the […]

Clarksdale Native Named Millsaps Dean

Fiser to Head Else School of Management By Jack Criss Clarksdale native and attorney, Harvey L. Fiser, J.D., was named Dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College in Jackson, taking over the helm officially in July. Fiser has been serving as interim dean since 2021. Fiser joined the Else faculty as an […]

Tornado Relief

Rolling Fork Tornado Devastation Brings Massive Government and Private Help By Becky Gillette The images of Rolling Fork before and after the EF4 tornado that hit at 8:02 p.m. Friday, March 24, showed such complete devastation that this small Delta town was the focus of international news coverage including in Australia and England. Very little […]

Train Derailment

Leflore County Farm Still Contaminated Eight Years After Event  By Becky Gillette The February Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, released hundreds of thousands of pounds of hazardous waste and focused nationwide attention on the health hazards associated with train derailments. At least twenty-five federal lawsuits have been filed against the company.  A […]

Entergy’s Cook-Nelson 

Oversees Nuclear Operations for Three States By Jack Criss Kimberly Cook-Nelson was named Executive Vice President of Nuclear Operations and Chief Nuclear Officer of Entergy in November of 2022, where she is responsible for the safe, secure and reliable operations of Entergy’s four nuclear power plants and five reactors located in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. […]

Albright’s Aquatic Vegetation Removal

Keeping Ponds and Waterways Free of Unwanted Debris By Catherine Kirk As the weather warms with the approaching spring and summer months, many people may be  looking to clean and beautify their ponds and waterways before vegetation and algae becomes an overwhelming burden.  Oxford resident Jared Albright started a business a couple years ago that […]

Broadband Expansion Could Lead to Delta Renaissance

Access to High Speed Internet Vital to Rural Communities By Becky Gillette High-speed Internet services including broadband are vital today for personal use, education, healthcare and business. Yet some rural areas in the Delta have little in the way of reliable high-speed internet access. But the State of Mississippi is making plans to administer an […]

Women Minority Business Development Center 

Delta State Program Provides Resources to Women of Color By Becky Gillette When the Women Minority Business Development Center (WMBDC) was launched at Delta State University one and half years ago with the help of a $1.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the intention was to serve seventy-five women of color with technical […]