Posts Tagged ‘Leland’

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 […] [...]

Delta downtown officials form new organization

GREENWOOD — The Delta Downtown Alliance (DDA), an alliance of downtown representatives from throughout the Mississippi Delta, has been founded. The DDA’s mission is to strengthen the promotion and publicity of events and projects in historic downtowns throughout the Mississippi Delta in order to unite the region through information sharing and coordinated communication. There are no membership […] [...]

Research center aim — grow more with less

by Published: March 7,2014

Tags: agriculture, Business, Leland, Mississippi, Stoneville

The Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center in Stoneville is one of the major research establishments of the Agricultural Research Service, the main in-house research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. Krishna Reddy, acting location coordinator, said the center is working on several aspects of agriculture, starting with crop production and focusing on […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Billy Barber named Leland police chief

by Published: October 4,2013

Tags: Business, Leland, Mississippi, Washington County

Billy Barber, who has spent the past 15 years with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department, is the new police chief in Leland. Barber got his start in law enforcement in 1990 with the Leland Police Department, where he worked as both a criminal investigator and narcotic investigator. Eight years later, he joined the Washington County […] [...]

KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Elizabeth Harris

Age: 30 Position: Director, District & Alumni Partnerships, Company: Teach For America Laurel native Elizabeth Harris- known to her friends as “Biz”- says she always wanted to be an attorney until she worked for a public defender in Washington D.C. and realized she wanted to fight for one of the biggest issues facing the defendants: […] [...]

Deer Creek restocked with fish

LELAND — State wildlife officials have restocked Deer Creek near Leland with bluegill fish. Leland Mayor James Lowe says the creek’s fish population had dwindled during the summer when the creek reached near record low levels. Lowe says a fish kill last year also depleted the number of fish in the creek. Ronnie Yarbrough, the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Housing director’s trial to get underway next month

GREENVILLE — A Sept. 26 trial date has been set for the director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority and a contractor in a federal criminal case, according to The Delta Democrat-Times. ••• SEE ANALYSIS AT EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK ••• SEE MORE COVERAGE Ann Jefferson, who is on administrative leave as the authority’s executive director, […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Vince’s Restaurant

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: Leland, Vince’s Restaurant

A 24-hour café called Vince’s that served Leland’s railroad travelers in the 1920s inspired the creation of a restaurant in the same location with the same name — minus the all-night hours. “I’m just glad we’re not open 24 hours,” said co-owner and chef Will Gault. Gault, Cheri Clark and property owner Joe Robert Campbell […] [...]

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