Posts Tagged ‘Yazoo City’

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 […] [...]

School districts face state takeover this week

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Three Mississippi school districts have moved one step closer to a state takeover. The state Accrediting Commission recommended yesterday that states of emergency be declared in the Claiborne County, LeFlore County and Yazoo City school districts. The state would take over the district if the state Board of Education approves the recommendation […] [...]

Black & White Department Store has icon status in downtown Yazoo City

by Lynn Lofton Published: August 12,2012

Tags: Black & White Department Store, retail, Yazoo City

For 73 years the Black and White Department Store has been a mainstay of the downtown area, providing clothing and other goods to generation after generation. Even after most retail moved out of the downtown, the Black and White Store has continued to attract customers with a wide selection of brand name merchandise at good […] [...]

Read August 13 issue of MBJ

>> CLASS CRUNCH Experts: Troublesome nursing faculty shortage to get worse— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER UPDATE PSC to examine formula rate plans for Entergy, Miss. Power— by Clay Chandler >>TECHNOLOGY Google shares the ‘how-to’s’ of getting your business online— by Ted Carter >>MDA New chief cites potential in energy, medical […] [...]

Army Corps of Engineers: Backwater levees must be raised or face de-certification

The Mississippi Delta may finally be drying out after an historic flood inundated 200 square miles of the region last spring. But the flood left behind a giant-sized worry for the region — the prospect of de-certification of the Yazoo Backwater Levee. Federal officials say the recent flooding showed the 27-mile long flood protection berm […] [...]

Former Tchula Mayor Brown has died

by Associated Press Published: April 24,2012

Tags: Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, republican, Tchula, Yazoo City

JACKSON — Former Tchula Mayor Yvonne R. Brown, the first black Republican female mayor in Mississippi, has died. Officials at Century Funeral Home in Yazoo City confirmed Brown died Monday but had no other details. A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at New Jerusalem Church in Jackson. Brown served as Tchula’s mayor […] [...]

No funds available

by Clay Chandler Published: January 9,2011

Tags: Henry Cote, Michael Lampton, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, Yazoo City

Yazoo City’s businesses did not qualify for low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans after late November’s tornado tore through downtown. After a second damage assessment in late December, they still did not qualify. “I’m not surprised,” said Henry Cote, president of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. “I figured that was the way it […] [...]

Tornadoes, drought and more weather

by Clay Chandler Published: December 19,2010

Tags: Garry Roark, Henry Cote, Susan Cartwright-Guion, Yazoo City, Year in Review

It seems Mississippians couldn’t catch a break from Mother Nature in 2010 Three days after BP’s oil began spilling into the Gulf of Mexico, Yazoo City was on the business end of one of the worst tornadoes in Mississippi’s modern era. The EF4 twister packed winds of more than 160 miles per hour. It destroyed […] [...]

Yazoo City perseveres after storm

by Clay Chandler Published: December 5,2010

Tags: Bill McGraw, Garry Roark, Henry Cote, Joanne Adams, Susan Cartwright-Guion, Yazoo City

For second time this year, tornado damages two major business districts in Yazoo City Susan Cartwright-Guion and a cadre of helpers formed a furniture-hauling assembly line across Main Street in Yazoo City last Tuesday morning. Cartwright-Guion is hoping it wasn’t a funeral procession for her hardware store. For 10 years, Cartwright-Guion has owned and operated […] [...]

Holiday hopes left twisting in the wind

by Clay Chandler Published: December 5,2010

Tags: Frank Webb, Henry Cote, Jimmy Chisolm, John Anderson, Yazoo City

It was a tale of two Main Streets in Yazoo City last Tuesday morning. On the north end of the retail corridor, the clean-up effort forged ahead, as businesses in the first block took a direct strike from the EF2 tornado that twisted through last Monday night. But southward, on the second block, there was […] [...]

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