Business News for the Mississippi Delta

New Mississippi Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

By Becky Gillette Contains Loopholes That Concern Some In April, Mississippi became the last state in the country to adopt a pay equity law to require employers to pay the same wages to women as men under similar working conditions doing substantially equal work requiring the same skills, education, effort, and responsibility. The law that […]

Gary Worsham

By Mark H. Stowers • Photography By Beverly Thompson When the crappie are biting, Gary Worsham’s job gets easier. As the Executive Director Grenada Tourism for the past five years, he’s busy each day promoting the organization’s motto – Grenada is anything and everything outdoors. “Our logo says, ‘go outdoors.’ I tell anyone and everyone […]

Tunica Voice

Veteran Journalist Launches Newspaper By Jack Criss A longtime newspaper journalist has brought local news back to a Delta community that had been without a newspaper since October, 2020. Ted Evanoff is the Editor and Publisher of the new Tunica Voice, a weekly paper that was launched in April of this year. His wife, Abbay […]

Joe Azar

By Mark H. Stowers  Joe Azar has mixed the best the Delta has to offer to create sweet economic development across the Magnolia State. These days nobody’s “Waitin’ On Joe” but trying to catch up. The older brother to Delta music talent Steve Azar, Joe has used his skills, first learned working for his father […]

Betsy Alexander Realty

Greenville Agency Has Been Serving the Delta Since 2007 By Angela Rogalski  Betsy Alexander Realty, located in Greenville, is a full service real estate agency dedicated to making the process of buying a home, business, or property as simple and convenient as possible. Alexander bought the company in 2007, and while she readily admitted that […]

The 2022 Legislative Session

Viewed as Historic and Widely Successful  By Jack Criss Teacher pay raises. The state’s largest income tax cut. A new state song (written and performed by a Delta resident, no less). The legalization of marijuanna for certain medical cases. Unprecedented broadband expansion and repair. Updated boundaries for many districts across the state.   And those […]

Proposed Bike Trail

A Dream Could Create an Economic Boost  By Jack Criss • Photography by Johnny Jennings Greenwood native and current Vicksburg-based attorney, Wilson Carroll, is an avid cyclist. And his passion, which is shared by many hundreds of thousands of people across the country, has the possibility of turning into not only a rider’s paradise but […]

MS Teacher Pay Raise

Compensation Will Aid Retention By Becky Gillette The historic teacher pay raise approved by the Mississippi Legislators in mid-March is something that educators, economic developers and legislators have been working on for years. The pay raise averaging $4,100 per year was so significant that it even made national news giving Mississippi some positive publicity. “Mississippi […]

Highway Expansion in the Works

Updates will Aid in Revitalization of the Delta By MARK H. STOWERS Updating roadways, highways and byways as well as making smooth pathways for commerce are a few of the plans on Central District Transportation Commissioner Willie Simmons’ desk. Simmons’ district covers twenty-two counties and serves over one million Mississippi residents. Elected to a four-year […]

Mississippi Day

Inauguaral event to be held at the University of Mississippi in April By Jack Criss On Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the campus of the University of Mississippi will host the first annual “Mississippi Day”  in the  Grove. There is no cost to attend the family-friendly event. Dr. Noel Wilkin, Provost […]