Latest Mississippi Delta Stories
By Northway, Wally After decades of studies and debate, it appears that the Yazoo Pumps Project is dead. On September 2, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voted against the construction of the U.S.
By Rob Sharp A new museum honouring BB King has just opened in Mississippi. Rob Sharp reports Various signs are pinned haphazardly to a shack of unpainted cypress wood, topped with a roof of galvanised, corrugated steel.
By Christopher Blank Endesha Ida Mae Holland's eventful life is no doubt an impressive, inspirational story. Not in the saccharine, Hallmark movie-of-the-week kind of way, but in the harrowing, honest style of Maya Angelou or Toni Morrison. She grew up in the Deep South, a child of Greenwood, Miss.
A cloud of disappointment hovers over the Mississippi Delta following the Environmental Protection Agency's veto of a $220 million flood-control initiative known as the Yazoo Backwater Pump.
Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman was hospitalized in serious condition Monday after the car he was driving left a rural road in the Mississippi Delta and flipped several times.
By Chris Joyner and Scott Bowles Morgan Freeman had surgery Monday evening to repair injuries suffered in a car accident late Sunday near his Mississippi home.
By David Streitfeld Catfish farmers across the American South, unable to cope with the soaring cost of corn and soybean feed, are draining their ponds. "It's a dead business," said John Dillard, who pioneered the commercial farming of catfish in the late 1960s.
By DAVID STREITFELD By David Streitfeld The New York Times LELAND, Miss. Catfish farmers across the South, unable to cope with the soaring cost of corn and soybean feed, are draining their ponds.
By Chris Talbott JACKSON - When the Environmental Protection Agency says no, it means it when it comes to the Yazoo Backwater Project.
- totally perplexed and mixed up.