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Half century of memories — Christmas on Deer Creek to celebrate 50th anniversary

Ask Peary Forrest if Christmas on Deer Creek in Leland was an important part of his childhood memories, and he reacts as if it’s the most leading question he’s ever heard. “But of course,” said Forrest, who now lives in Ridgeland but was born in Leland and grew up in nearby Greenville. “We would get […] [...]

BANKING & WRITING — Greenville’s John Black working on third history book

by Published: October 30,2014

Tags: banking, books, Business, Greenville, Mississippi, Mississippi Delta

Greenville resident John T. Black didn’t set out to become an author after his retirement from a long banking career. However, through a series of serendipitous events, he has now written two books on Greenville-area history and has started a third that would represent his most ambitious to date. At first glance, banking and writing […] [...]

‘Little Boogaloo’ Eden Brent happy singing the blues

by Published: October 23,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, Greenville, Mississippi, music

Mississippi recording artist Eden Brent knew early on that she had musical talent, but it was only after getting her college degree and learning the basics of performing from one of the Delta’s most-respected and loved bluesmen that she realized music would be her career. “When I was in grade school, every morning we would […] [...]

Designing success: AIA Mississippi holds annual awards celebration

The Mississippi chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Mississippi) held its annual Design Awards Celebration Thursday, Oct. 16 at Duling Hall in Jackson. The Design Awards Celebration “seeks to applaud architecture and design by bringing attention to all components of the program through an event which highlights the art in the architectural profession.” […] [...]

New company, familiar faces — Coblentz, Kenne team up to form Tellōs Creative

by Published: October 9,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, small business

Two successful Golden Triangle-based entrepreneurs have teamed up, combining their strengths to establish a new, full-service advertising company. Robbie Coblentz, executive producer and chief executive officer of Starkville-based full-service production company Broadcast Media Group Inc., and Kathy Kenne, former co-founder and partner of the advertising, public relations, social media and special events firm Quest Group […] [...]

Horticulture industry seeing first increase in business since Katrina

by Published: October 1,2014

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ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The state’s horticulture industry is seeing an increase in business for the first time since Hurricane Katrina swept away a large chunk of the state’s infrastructure, inventory and markets. “The nursery, greenhouse and landscape segments are looking up right now,” said Geoff Denny, horticulture specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service. […] [...]

Drivin’ and honky-tonkin’ — Bridging the Blues returns for third year

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Blues, Business, Delta, Mississippi, music

The state of Mississippi is actively engaged in a campaign to “package” the blues in an effort to promote regional tourism, a prime example being the multi-state Mississippi Blues Trail. That is also the mission of the Bridging the Blues (BTB), a tri-state music pilgrimage that takes in more than 100 musical events, including 15 […] [...]

TAKING OFF — Delta Group finds ready market for drones

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Mississippi, NEWS

Though its roots go all the way back to the 1920s, Delta Group has shown that it is not afraid to embrace new technology. As example, the company that is best known as a farm equipment dealer began offering precision agriculture products when the high-tech devices first arrived on the market in the 1980s. Now, […] [...]

Poultry, catfish farmers receive REAP grants for energy improvements

by Published: September 24,2014

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AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations. The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, Mt. Olive, Osyka, […] [...]

Euro Fest car/motorcycle show set for Oct. 3-5

For some attendees as well as entrants, an automobile and motorcycle show featuring the finest rides from European manufacturers is simply outside their budget. Then, there’s the Renaissance Euro Fest Classic European Auto & Motorcycle Show. To be held Oct. 3-5 at Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, the sixth-annual Renaissance Euro Fest is free […] [...]

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