Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Where are your tax dollars going?

By Shad White “We certainly pay a lot in taxes, Shad, and I hope all that money is being spent well!” is something I hear all the time as State Auditor. It’s an important point. You work hard for your income. You want to be sure it’s spent wisely.  With our state beginning a new […]

MPB committed to addressing state’s needs during pandemic

By Ronnie Agnew Mississippi Public Broad-casting’s 50th anniversary celebration, with events on the calendar through 2020, was well on its way toward paying tribute to the extraordinary work that over five decades has brought outstanding programming into the homes of Mississippians. MPB first hit the airwaves as Mississippi ETV February 1, 1970. In February 2020 […]

Reducing the Fear

By Wyatt Emmerich As Our State, and many others, begins to open back up for business, it’s scary as COVID-19 cases begin to rise. But let’s not panic. There’s no way back, only forward. The economic disaster of closing down will cause far more death and destruction than punching through. A couple of things to […]

As the World Stops

By Carolyn McAdams I can assure you that when I was elected mayor of Green-wood in June, 2009, I never gave a thought to a pandemic, much less one that would affect our small piece of the world. However, that’s what every mayor in our state and nation is struggling with today.  In my twelve […]

Now is The Time To Support Your Local Hospital

By Stephanie Patton As I write this column in mid-April, the Mississippi Delta is at the beginning of what we all hope is the downside of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fingers crossed that the researchers, health experts, elected officials, and anyone else with input into those modeling predictors are on track when they say that the […]

Millsaps College Staying Strong During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Dr. Robert W. Pearigen Like every college and university in the country and beyond, Millsaps College is facing the challenges of adapting to the restrictions brought about by the global COVID-19 pandemic.   Our students went on spring break in early March but were not able to return to campus, and have now shifted […]

A Different Time By John Cox

Last Saturday afternoon, I rode through downtown Cleveland. The Greenstrip was bathed in brilliant sunshine, and the temperature was unseasonably warm for mid-March. I have probably made this same drive 100,000 times in my life. Yet as familiar as my journey might have been, it was strikingly different. There was no one there. Ok, there […]

First-Class Education – By Rob Pearigen

Millsaps College is providing a world-class education in Mississippi’s capital city.                                           Our new Pathways program will provide tracks for professional and career development, connecting students with academic areas of interest and providing every first […]

Classroom Spending

By Shad White A quality education is one of the most important tools we can give Mississippi’s students, and studies from around the world show that that tool is sharpest when money is spent inside the classroom. That’s where the rubber meets the road, where the teaching is happening and the students are learning. Yet, […]


By Pete Johnson In 1812 the then governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry signed into law legislation that revised voting districts in the state senate. In his home county, Essex County, one senate district was drawn in such a way that when placed on a map resembled a salamander. As the story goes, a local artist, […]