Posts Tagged ‘Greenville’

Yeager tenders resignation

by MBJ Staff Published: November 16,2012

Tags: Greenville, Greenville Park Commission, James Harris, Yvette Yeager

The city of Greenville is looking for a new parks director. Officials told the Delta Democrat Times Yvette Yeager resigned after 10 years on the job. James Harris, president of the Greenville Park Commission, says Yeager left for personal reasons.   [...]

UPDATED: Greenville Mayor Chuck Jordan dies after bout with pancreatic cancer

by Ross Reily Published: November 14,2012

Tags: Chuck Jordan, Greenville, John Cox, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

Greenville mayor Chuck Jordan died Tuesday at his home after battling pancreatic cancer. Jordan was 66. Survivors include his wife, Jane; a daughter and four grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 15 at Glenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City. There will be no active pallbearers but Jordan requested that all the citizens of […] [...]

Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

by Clay Chandler Published: November 9,2012

Tags: Greenville, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi River Marathon, Teach for America

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon started with a conversation between two Teach for America corps members. Those putting on the race, set for February in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., say it could end up paying nice dividends for the Delta and for the teacher-placement organization. Chris Marsh and a Teach for America colleague came […] [...]

A look back at Greenville squatting attempts

by Ted Carter Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Dottie Collins, Greenville, real estate, squatting, Washington County

Greenville real estate broker Dottie Collins is still astonished at the boldness of a band of would-be squatters who last fall tacked a proclamation of ownership to the door of a Tampa Road house she was selling. It was not as though being in the home-selling business in the Delta didn’t already have sufficient challenges. […] [...]

Trotter gives presentation

by MBJ Staff Published: October 15,2012

Tags: Greenville, Ike Trotter, Ike Trotter Agency

Greenville financial advisor Ike S. Trotter, CLU, ChFC, was a featured speaker recently at the 2012 Career Conference and Annual Meeting of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors held in Las Vegas, Nev. It drew more than 2,500 agents from across the U.S. Trotter’s presentation was titled “Nuts and Bolts Estate Planning — […] [...]

Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on […] [...]

Harlow’s Casino halfway through expansion project

by Associated Press Published: August 14,2012

Tags: casino, gambling, gaming, Greenville, harlows, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal

GREENVILLE — Harlow’s Casino Resort & Hotel is halfway through a $16 million renovation and construction project stemming from damages from last year’s Mississippi River flood. Reggie Fullwood, senior vice president and general manager, says that one major change will be a multi-purpose event center to replace the previous entertainment venue. Fullwood says the casino […] [...]

Greenville & Washington County mean business in outdoor promotion

by John Woods Published: August 12,2012

Tags: Greenville, hunting & fishing, outdoors, Washington County

Any astute economist at the local and state level realizes the value of the revenue generated by outdoors recreation. Hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, water sports, canoeing, birding, nature photography, eco-tourism, ag-tourism and all the other related outdoors recreation is a huge money producer for the State of Mississippi. I have heard this value calculated at […] [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the […] [...]

Karlson in charge of eco-dev in Greenville, Washington Co.

by Lynn Lofton Published: May 13,2012

Tags: Greenville, Washington CountyDelta Economic Development Center

Greenville and Washington County have a new economic development leader, but he isn’t new to the area. Cary Karlson has spent his whole life there and knows the county and its people well. He became executive director of the Delta Economic Development Center in February after serving in that position on an interim basis. One […] [...]

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