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Issues are on the table for this year’s Delta Council meeting in May

By NASH NUNNERY Author David Cohn once wrote that “the Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.” If Cohn’s description is indeed true, then the Delta Council might be considered the storied region’s heartbeat. Based in Washington County, Delta Council is the area’s foremost economic development group representing 18 northwest ...

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Waiting on the water

Desperate flood-protection work was redlining last week in the areas of the South Delta susceptible to backwater flooding. At Simmons Catfish right outside Yazoo City, owner Harry Simmons was hoping the three miles’ worth of levees he had built in the past two weeks were going to be enough to save his home, his processing plant and 25 of his ...

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