Posts Tagged ‘Delta’

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 […] [...]

Thousands of acres of Delta farmland to go on auction block

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — Approximately 4,783 acres of cropland in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi has been slated for auction Oct. 22. Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company is managing the auction, in cooperation with Walker Auctions and Paul A. Lynn & Associates, LLC. Almost half the land — 2,357 acres — is located in Sunflower County, […] [...]

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FRANK BROWN: A pitch for kindness could become a big hit

by Published: July 25,2014

Tags: Business, column, Delta, Frank Brown, kindness, Leland, Mississippi

My brother had alerted me that a package was heading my way, but I was a still slightly surprised and even more curious when I pulled the rectangular, hand-addressed cardboard box from my mailbox. His work is about to uproot him from his Florida home and send him overseas, so I suspected he had found […] [...]

Barnes-Pettey’s Dudley Barnes makes national ranking

by Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, Clarksdale, Delta, finance, Mississippi

Dudley M. Barnes, CFP, financial advisor at Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, LLC, and with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to Barron’s list “The Top 1200 Advisors” in the country. The 2014 list, published in February, ranked 1,200 advisors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Barnes, offers his clients financial planning and […] [...]

Christensen takes over as leader of Leland Chamber

by Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Business, Delta, Leland, Mississippi

Melia Christensen is the new executive director of the Leland Chamber of Commerce following the retirement of Bob Neill. Christensen, an Illinois native who moved to the Delta last year, holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin and has worked in the fields of marketing and development for 10-plus years. Most […] [...]

MVSU appoints Dr. Jerryl Briggs as COO

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, Delta, education, Mississippi

Mississippi Valley State University has appointed Dr. Jerryl Briggs as executive vice president/COO. Briggs brings over 25 years of professional experience in higher education administration. Most recently, he served as vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Central State University in Ohio. Prior to Central State, he has held various positions within higher […] [...]

Greenville chooses Jessie Whitley to head water department

by Published: January 17,2014

Tags: Business, Delta, Greenville, Mississippi

The Greenville City Council has selected Jessie Whitley as manager of the Water Department. Born and raised in Greenville, Whitley attended Mississippi Delta Community College and majored in business administration. In 1997, Whitley graduated from Delta State University with a BA in marketing, and advanced his education by earning an MBA from Delta State University […] [...]

Lost Pizza discovered — Restaurateurs begin franchising

by Published: December 13,2013

Tags: Business, Delta, Mississippi, pizza

In 2007, longtime friends Brooks Roberts and Preston Lott opened a unique, small restaurant in the Delta city of Indianola with no plans past that one eatery. But Lost Pizza Co.’s menu and campy atmosphere has quickly won patrons, and today the partners are casting their eyes on ever-expanding horizons. “We never intended to open […] [...]

Delta keeps fingers crossed that feds will keep waiver promise on flood insurance

by Published: September 20,2013

Tags: Business, Delta, Delta Council, Mississippi, real estate

While coastal Mississippians brace for unprecedented increases in federal flood insurance rates, their counterparts who live in the Delta’s flood zones cling to an unofficial promise that they’ll be exempted from the increases — at least for the time being. The exemption would apply for however long it takes for the Army Corps of Engineers […] [...]

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