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Monthly archive for August 2016

Yazoo City Town Hall Meeting

Yazoo City Town Hall Meeting Please join the City of Yazoo City to discuss the future of Yazoo City with Mayor Diane Delaware and fellow citizens. Thursday, September 8, 2016 5:30 p.m. Yazoo City Community Complex 516 E Canal Street Yazoo City, MS 39194 The City of Yazoo City looks forward to discussing the future of Yazoo City with everyone who attends the meeting.

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Communities Talk: A Family-Community Forum to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse

Communities Talk: A Family-Community Forum to Prevent Underage Drinking and Drug Abuse   5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Ricks Memorial Library – MCC Conference Center 310 North Main Street Hosted by Gateway MAP Coalition featuring Honorable James W. Kitchens Mississippi Supreme Court (Central District) Former District Attorney for Four Mississippi Counties and Attorney Andy Taggart Taggart, Rimes & Graham, PLLC, Attorneys at Law Former Chief of Staff for Former Governor Kirk Fordice BOTH RENOWNED FAMILY-COMMUNITY LEADERS SHARING THEIR OWN PERSONAL STORIES REGARDING DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE Along with Other Panelists/ Family, Health, Educational, Faith-Based, Business, Judicial and Law Enforcement Specialists including Teens/Youth Who Attend Yazoo’s Four Area High Schools- Benton Academy-Manchester Academy-Yazoo City High School-Yazoo County High School For information or more details, contact Millicent Ledbetter (Director) at 662-746-5712 or Gloria Elayne Owens (Community Resources/Prevention Specialist) at 662-528-6050.

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Yazoo Delta Half Marathon

Yazoo Delta Half Marathon and 5K The Preservation Yazoo Foundation announced their Yazoo Delta Half Marathon! The race is Saturday, November 19th, 2016, in Yazoo City and includes a Half Marathon and 5K. Website for info and online registration of participants and volunteers: http://yazoodeltahalfmarathon.racesonline.com/home Hosted by Preservation Yazoo Foundation 5K: $30 now $40 day of race Half Marathon: $50 now $60 day of race Start 2 Finish Event management will handle registration, set up, timing, etc. John Noblin of Jackson is our event coordinator. The course will highlight historical landmarks of Yazoo City, including Glenwood Cemetery and the Witch’s grave, colorful Main Street and more! The event will benefit the Preservation Yazoo Foundation and their efforts to preserve and restore historical properties in Yazoo City, whose historic district was chosen in 2012 by This Old House Magazine as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods” in the American South. Start

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More Yazoo County Civil War History

More Civil War History in Yazoo County, Mississippi In 2015, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau took on the task of updating and making public on the web the following information based on a large collection in the Ricks Memorial Library, assembled by John E. Ellzey, of articles by Sam Olden which were published over the years by The Yazoo Herald. This page includes the full text of the articles by Mr. Olden. Yazoo owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Olden and to Mr. Ellzey for their love of Yazoo and their dedication to helping get this information to the public. You can download the full text of these articles as well as the updated Civil War Comes to Yazoo text here. Yazoo City and County have an active historical society. The following pages contain reprints of several articles from The Yazoo Herald which were published in the

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