Posts Tagged ‘Greenville’

Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

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

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 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

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 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.

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 […] [...]

Ag researcher sees good times ahead for farmers

He has the same name as a famous comedian and even though he’s serious about the work he does, Mississippi’s Steve Martin can be humorous too. He serves as the head of the Delta Research & Extension Center and extension professor at the Mississippi State University facility in Stoneville. His areas of research include production […] [...]

Corps takes stock of needed flood-protection repairs

The Army Corps of Engineers says it will begin notifying communities along the Mississippi River this month whether damage from last year’s historic flood poses a further threat should the river reach flood levels again this year. The corps has been doing assessments in recent months of damages to levees, structures and navigation channels, said […] [...]

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