Posts Tagged ‘Delta’

Nurse practitioners fill void in state health care

The number of nurse practitioners is increasing in Mississippi. Their role in health care is also increasing as these highly trained nursing professionals are specializing and giving patients a higher level of care. According to Gayle Harrell, president of the Mississippi Nurses Association, there are 3,300 advanced practicing nurses and approximately 2,800 to 2,900 of […] [...]

THE MECCA: Ground Zero Blues Club attracts national and international visitors

On a recent Wednesday night, there was something of the atmosphere of the United Nations at the Ground Zero Blues Club. There were visitors from 11 foreign countries and 15 U.S. states enjoying a club that has become a magnet for blues music lovers across the world. “We have a high level of international branding […] [...]

Nature unleashes fury, from the Delta across to East Mississippi

Bad weather made 2011 a year to forget. The losses from tornadoes, flooding and drought are still being calculated. In April, the state suffered one of the worst tornado outbreaks in history. Hardest hit was the Town of Smithville, a community of less than 1,000 that was hit by an EF-5 tornado on April 27 […] [...]

Getting off the bottom

As the historic crest of the Mississippi River rolled past the Delta last month, the catfish industry started breathing a little easier. If the Yazoo Backwater Levee had failed, practically the entire catfish industry in Mississippi would have been underwater, and after a decade of struggles, could have meant the industry’s death. Even if the […] [...]

Delta ingrained in Brown

You can take Bill Brown out of the Delta, but you can’t take the Delta out of Bill Brown. That’s because a conversation with Brown is sprinkled with references to the flatland region that is often romanticized by the folks that are born and reared there. “There’s no place like the Mississippi Delta,” said the […] [...]

It ain’t just about the music

by Published: July 4,2010

Tags: Blues, Cathead, Delta, getaways

Delta getaway includes great music, food, people and attractions Sometimes people don’t appreciate what is in their own backyard. A case in point might be a blues getaway to the Mississippi Delta. While many people in the state might not know how many great blues attractions there are in the Delta, it is no secret to […] [...]

Delta already needs doctors

  The national physician-to-patient ratio average is four to 10,000. In the Mississippi Delta, it’s one per 10,000. “We have a huge access-to-care problem,” said Karen Fox, president and CEO of the Delta Health Alliance (DHA), an organization created to address critical healthcare and wellness gaps in the Mississippi Delta. Fox said the alliance is […] [...]

German pipe manufacturer breaks ground

by Published: March 10,2010

Tags: Delta, groundbreaking, manufacturing, pipe, Tunica

TUNICA — A German company broke ground on a $300-million pipe manufacturing plant today in Tunica County, kicking off a development that officials believe will have far-reaching economic benefits. “It’s not only huge for Tunica County, but it’s huge for the entire state of Mississippi, especially the Mississippi Delta,” said Larry Liddell, public information officer […] [...]

New casino gains Commission’s approval

by Published: February 26,2010

Tags: casinos, Delta, gaming, hospitality

TUNICA — A Tennessee newspaper is reporting that the Mississippi Gaming Commission has approved the site for the proposed Sportsman Casino in Tunica. According to the Commercial Appeal of Memphis, the commission gave site approval last week. The next steps for Abston-McKay Ventures will be a little tougher, including getting approval to proceed. By then, […] [...]

Delta city getting first major airline

by Published: February 11,2010

Tags: air travel, casinos, Delta, gaming, hospitality, transporation, travel

TUNICA — AirTran Airways will begin service in Tunica effective May 6. This will be the first scheduled air service from a major airline to the entertainment and gaming destination. The low-cost carrier will offer roundtrip, nonstop flights on the company’s Boeing 717 aircraft between Tunica Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. “Tunica is one […] [...]

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