Leland sees itself as a good investment, thanks to its growing economy, strong businesses and involved community members. “Like a lot of Delta communities, we jump in the new year and make things happen,” says resident Stephanie Patton.
Some of Leland’s biggest news involves businesses. The city is welcoming two new drug stores in the wake of losing its pharmacy. A&A Pharmacy opened in December and Leland Drug Co. opens soon, says Patton, who attributes this activity to Mayor Kenny Thomas. “The mayor should get a lot of credit for addressing the situation very quickly and helping to bring in the new pharmacies,” Patton said.