Posts Tagged ‘Delta’

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 […] [...]

Doolittle passes board

by Published: December 21,2009

Tags: Delta, Dr. Jeffery Doolittle

The Delta’s newest general surgeon, Dr. Jeffery Doolittle, was notified by the American Board of Surgery that he passed his boards and is now board certified in general surgery. Doolittle is a native of Greenville. He returned home last August to practice medicine. He graduated cum laude from Millsaps College in Jackson with a bachelor […] [...]

Working to achieve a healthy workforce

by Published: November 30,2009

Tags: Delta, healthy workforce, Pete Johnson

A healthy Delta region can prosper economically in the years ahead. By the same token, an unhealthy Delta will face insurmountable obstacles in an era when prosperity is dependent on workforce quality and availability. The community leaders across our region who are serious about connecting public health and economic development must engage those in the […] [...]

Mississippi Delta still waiting on I-69 decisions

by Published: November 16,2009

Tags: Delta, I-69, MDOT

  For over half a century, Interstate 69 has been a work in progress. It exists in two parts – a completed roadway from Indianapolis to the Canadian border and then a mostly-proposed extension southwest to the Mexican border in Texas, with a small section already in place in northwest Mississippi and other states.   […] [...]

Call center coming to the Delta

by Published: October 19,2009

Tags: Call Center Outsourcing LLC, Delta, Ed Johnson, Greenville

GREENVILLE — On Oct. 7, Ed Johnson, CEO of the Delta Economic Development Center, announced the opening of a new business in Washington County, Call Center Outsourcing LLC, initially employing 50 people. Johnson sad, “Call Centers are on our targeted industries list. The Delta Economic Development Center is assisting Call Center Outsourcing LLC, with employee […] [...]

Recession not hurting business at Doe’s

by Published: May 25,2009

Tags: Delta, Greenville

When it comes to the recession, there are a lot of things folks may do without, but a trip to Doe’s Eat Place in Greenville isn’t one of them. Doe’s has been in the vernacular of my family for as long as I can remember. Even though I didn’t grow up in Greenville, my family […] [...]

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