Posts Tagged ‘Delta Council’

This time Cochran brings more power to another swing at Farm Bill

by Published: March 1,2013

Tags: agriculture, Chip Morgan, Delta Council, Thad Cochran

Chip Morgan of the Delta Council isn’t in the business of trying to predict what Congress will do. But of this he is certain: Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator, will be on hand when the Senate Agriculture Committee puts its final stamp on a new Farm Bill extension. As the Agriculture Committee’s new ranking member, […] [...]

Former Delta Council leader: Farm Bill could have far-reaching implications

Most Mississippians are enjoying summer diversions at beaches and lakes, but Benoit rice and soybean farmer Travis Satterfield is closely watching a cloud making its way here from Washington, D.C. What is happening in Congress this month is certain to have far-reaching consequences for the Delta and other agricultural regions of The Magnolia State, he […] [...]

With Brent Christensen, Mississippi Development Authority gets its man

In Gray Swoope, Mississippi lost its last top economic development professional to Florida in the spring of 2011. Now Mississippi has reached into Florida to bring Brent Christensen, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce chief, to the Magnolia State as a replacement. Christensen, a 10-year-year president and CEO of the Gainesville Chamber, will start work sometime […] [...]

Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm […] [...]

Records: DHA paid Delta Council $1M for ‘administrative’ services

The Delta Health Alliance has paid an average of $272,000 the past four years for an administrative contract with the Delta Council. Those figures are spelled out in DHA tax returns. In 2008, DHA paid Delta Council $293,630 for administrative services. In 2009 and 2010, that number dropped to $275,000. For the fiscal year that […] [...]

Records: DHA paid Delta Council $1M for ‘administrative’ services

The Delta Health Alliance has paid an average of $272,000 the past four years for an administrative contract with the Delta Council. Those figures are spelled out in DHA tax returns. In 2008, DHA paid Delta Council $293,630 for administrative services. In 2009 and 2010, that number dropped to $275,000. For the fiscal year that […] [...]

Email from Nash to Delta Council’s Morgan included in DHA court file

by Published: December 1,2011

Tags: Chip Morgan, Delta Council, Jere Nash, Khayat

According to Democratic strategist Jere Nash, there are two kinds of embarrassment Mississippi public officials can endure – the public kind and the kind that comes from their peer and social groups. CLICK to see related story: Delta Health Alliance CEO under investigation for possible misuse of funds Nash made that clear in a May […] [...]

U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge Dedication

GREENVILLE- State lawmakers, transportation officials, and members of Mississippi’s congressional delegation gathered in Greenville to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. 82 Mississippi River Bridge, a massive structure that will connect Greenville, Miss. with Lake Village, Ark. and provide major economic development for the region. [...]

Chip Morgan on Delta Council

STONEVILLE- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill visits with Delta Council vice-president Chip Morgan to discuss the economic development organization’s work in the Mississippi Delta regional. [...]

Delta Council Turns 75

STONEVILLE- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill travels to Stoneville, the home of Delta Council, one of the state’s oldest economic development organizations. [...]

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