Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Childcare Challenges

The “Workforce Behind the Workforce” By Becky Gillette The first obligation of parents is to make sure their children are taken care of. But when parents have to choose between taking care of their children and holding down a full-time job, no one—including employers in a tight labor market—benefits. “Without access to reliable childcare, parents […]

Mississippi Congressional Redistricting

Some Fear Proposed Plan Could Harm the Delta By Becky Gillette Due to population loss in the Delta according to the most recent Census, Mississippi’s U.S. Congressional Districts must be redrawn. The Mississippi Legislature recently approved a plan that some fear will adversely impact the Delta by extending the state’s only majority-Black district nearly the […]

Dudley Barnes

By Mark H. Stowers  A career spent helping Delta folks successfully plan for their financial future has kept Dudley Barnes busy. The Clarksdale native, Coahoma County High School and Mississippi State University Alum spent some time out of the Delta early on with his job, but he wanted to be where he knew people. The […]

Amanda Johnson

By Mark H. Stowers  Beginning her educational career in the Delta with Teachers Across America, Amanda Johnson found her calling. The Little Rock, Arkansas native, currently Executive Director and Founder of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School, was educated at Rhodes College with a B.A. in Political Science and Urban Studies, a Master’s from National Louis […]

Lindsay Jones

Tunica County Prosecutor What was your first job? Working for Tucker, Selden and Tucker law firm in Tunica during the summers in college. Education  I went to Ole Miss for undergrad where I got my B.A. in Anthropology. I attended Ole Miss Law School where I graduated with my J.D. in 2009.  Tell us about […]

Tunica Airport

Helping Grow the Area for Two Decades By mark h. stowers The Tunica Airport, a general aviation service airport with no national carriers, has been serving north Mississippi and the Delta since September of 2003. Airport Manager, Marie Warner, has worked there for eighteen years and was named manager in June of 2021.  The airport […]

IRS Overreach?

Proposal would hurt community banks, has privacy issues By Jack Criss A recent IRS data collection proposal to increase tax information reporting requirements on financial institutions would trade American privacy for government revenue–and impose huge, costly burdens on smaller banks.  The idea originated in the House of Representatives as part of the “human infrastructure bill” […]

Battle Sod Farms

Providing Superior Customer Service By Aimee Robinette Tunica native Paul Battle IV knows just how much greener the grass is on the other side. The owner of Battle Sod Farms, this University of Mississippi graduate has taken his business degree and coupled with a love of the outdoors.  “I grew up on a very diversified […]

Delta Overland

Experience. Explore. Eat. The Mississippi Delta By jack criss Entrepreneur Stewart Robinson is passionate about creating memorable Delta experiences and sharing them with visitors from all over the world. Already known for his considerable culinary skills through his involvement with Delta Supper Club and Esperanza Outdoors, where he and partner Cameron Dinkins serve as guides […]

Bio Green Exterior Cleaning

Using Advanced Technology to Provide Superior Results By Aimee Robinette Bio Green Exterior Cleaning is an innovative company that utilizes a new concept of soft washing the outside of homes, window, concrete, gutter cleaning, brick pavers and roofs via drone. The company provides an exterior cleaning service using all the latest new technologies—a drone and […]