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Sunflower County

Sunflower weir project gets closer to reality

November 2nd, 2010

At a public meeting of all participating stakeholders in the long planned Sunflower River Weir Project, Dr. Dean Pennington announced that the winning bid opened Wednesday, was submitted by Anderson Contracting LLC for $232,550.

After years of planning, the project is designed to elevate the average level of the Sunflower River through public areas from State Street (Highway 161) to the Northwest end of Downtown Clarksdale by three feet and, in places, widen the river by 15 feet.

This project is expected to create economic development opportunities with the inclusion of a water amenity in the Downtown Entertainment District while improving environmental conditions.

Funding complete for Sunflower River wier

September 27th, 2010

The Sunflower River weir project has received sufficient funding now that all of the interested parties have come on board.

Mac Crank, executive director of Clarksdale Revitalization, Inc., told the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners Sept. 13 that the Delta Bridge Project is providing a $150,000 grant and Southern Bancorp has agreed to appropriate some $39,000 to complete the weir project.

H-WH, Clarksdale share tourism benefits

August 12th, 2010

Recognizing that Helena and Clarksdale, Miss. have a lot in common in terms of their heritage, history, and music, Delta business and professional leaders gathered here Wednesday to devise a strategy to enhance tourism and economic development for the sister cities.

The midday session at the Delta Cultural Center’s Depot was arranged through Southern Financial Partners with Joe Black as senior vice president.

Developing Rural Communities

January 21st, 2010

In the rural Mississippi Delta region, many banks are turning away from individuals, small businesses and communities, depriving them of basic financial services and access to capital. But one regional bank is stepping forward with an ambitious goal: to cut poverty and unemployment in half while doubling graduation rates in underserved communities. Since 1988, Southern Bancorp has funded more than $1.7 billion in development loans in the Delta. These investments have transformed rural economies by creating new trends for investment in people, jobs, businesses and property.

FHLB Dallas and Four Indianola Banks to Award $10,000 in Partnership Grants to Indianola Main Street

October 19th, 2009

INDIANOLA, Miss., Oct. 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) today will join Community Bank of North Mississippi, Guaranty Bank and Trust Company, Planters Bank and Trust Co., and Southern Bancorp in announcing $10,000 in Partnership grants that have been awarded to Indianola Main Street.

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