Posts Tagged ‘Water Valley’

MMSA chooses leaders

by MBJ Staff Published: November 9,2012

Tags: Columbus, economic development, Mississippi Main Street Association, Water Valley

Ellen Russell of Pontotoc and Mickey Howley of Water Valley have been elected by fellow Main Street managers and members to the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA) board of directors. Russell has been elected to serve for the first time and replaces Lise Foy of Canton. Howley has been re-elected to serve another term on […] [...]

Water Valley Main Street director spurs action

by Ted Carter Published: July 1,2012

Tags: Mickey Howley, Mississippi Main Street Association, Water Valley

A self-described whiz at “aggravating” townsfolk and getting under their skin to enlist help putting projects in motion is the top Main Street director in Mississippi. Mickey Howley took Mississippi Main Street’s Charles O. Beasley Scholarship Award home to Water Valley for his lead role bringing life back to the former railroad town 14 miles […] [...]

Seabold: “Great feats come from bold ideas and visionary leadership”

by Jeff Seabold Published: March 18,2012

Tags: architecture, Jeff Seabold, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, Water Valley

Very early in my career I was asked by some friends for some help to remodel their kitchen. I was working for a firm that specialized in commercial work at the time, and they didn’t want to touch it. So I took on my first moonlighting job. Everything was going well, and I thought the […] [...]

Q&A: Carol Hardwick touts MEDC’s new exchange, Y.P. programs

Carol Hardwick is executive director and COO of Jackson-based Mississippi Economic Development Council, which serves economic development and chamber professionals statewide. Hardwick studied political science at Millsaps College before working for Sen. Thad Cochran, coordinating to his 1990 and 1996 campaigns and handling PAC fundraising. Hardwick joined MEDC in 2002. She and husband, Phil, a […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Delta Grind, Water Valley

by Laura Smith Published: April 25,2010

Tags: Becky Tatum, Delta Grind, John Tatum, MBJ SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT, Water Valley

Tatums find their way in making ground products, like grits, polenta and corn meal Becky and John Tatum were working in a restaurant that was due to close when they first heard about an opportunity that interested them. A friend was ready to retire from a homemade grit-making business that began in 2001, and the […] [...]

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