Agriculture is the main source of income in McGehee. Cotton, rice, soybeans, wheat, grain sorghum, cattle and catfish are the main agricultural products. There is a cotton gins, two grain dryers, one rice mill, grain storage and a federal compress in McGehee.
The Bunge Corporation on the Mississippi River provides grain marketing services. The Yellow Bend Port is available for barge shipping services. The port provides cost-efficient shipping in and out of port, using a 40-ton overhead crane as well as a conveyor system.
There are one hundred retail businesses in McGehee. Total sales amount to over $15,000,000. Businesses include Clearwater Paper Corporation; Star Paper Tube; C.B. King School; Harvest Rice; Riceland; Kelley Drug; McGehee Bank; First National Bank of McGehee; Wal-Mart; Save-Mart; Turner Snax; Lucky Chevrolet; Sims Realty, U-Name It; Barney’s Tire Center; Delta Outfitters; The Chop Shop; eDelta.net, Dollar General; The Dollar Store; Subway; Big Poppa’s; The Catfish Kitchen; Cash’s Quik Chek/Citgo; The Yellow Butterfly and more.
P.O. Box 787
Telephone: (870) 222-3151
FAX: (870) 222-6159.
First National Bank
P.O. Box 728
Telephone: (870) 222-3808
FAX: (870) 222-4853.
The local newspaper is McGehee-Dermott Times-News, a weekly publication which can be bought at news stands or on the street. The paper is published by McGehee Publishing Company, Inc., 211 N 2nd., P.O. Box 290, McGehee, AR 71654; Telephone: (870) 222-3922; FAX: (870) 222-3726. Home delivery is also available.
There is also home delivery of the state paper, the Arkansas-Democrat Gazette, and home delivery of the Pine Bluff Commercial.
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