Cotton Pickin’ Blues

Cotton Pickin’ Blues at the Blue Front Cafe Wednesday, October 12 4pm-Until at the Blue Front Cafe 107 E. Railroad Avenue Bentonia, MS 39040 Free Admission and live music by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in daily operation.  

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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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Small Business Opportunities in the Gateway to the Delta

Yazoo City, the County seat of Yazoo County, is a great place to visit and a great place to do business! Learn about opportunities for small businesses from the Small Business Association (SBA) at this meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, starting at 9am. You can pre-register online at the link below. Small Business Opportunities in the Gateway to the Delta Thursday, July 28, 2016 McCoy Elementary School Auditorium 1835 School Dr, Yazoo City, MS 39194 9AM – Registration 10AM – Program Begins This event is FREE and open to the public! For more information, contact Rosetta Harris at rosetta.harris@sba.gov or Deborah Dean at deborah.dean@sba.gov CLICK HERE to Pre-Register Online Today!  

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Yazoo Day Thank You Reception

Yazoo Day Thank You Reception The Yazoo Hometowners Club – Chicago Chapter and the local Yazoo Hometowners Club will be hosting a Thank You Reception recognizing Yazooans who were honored during Yazoo Day 2015. This reception is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The reception will be held on Sunday, July 3, 2016 beginning at 6PM at Mary’s Happy Medium, 123 West Broadway, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

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Bentonia Blues Festival 2016

44th Anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival Recap The 44th-anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival was well attended. The crowd came from all over the United States and from across the globe to celebrate the unique Bentonia style of blues that can still be heard at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, and on the Holmes farm on the 3rd Saturday each June. The week full of events included an album release party for Jimmy “Duck” Holmes new album, released by Blue Front Records, titled “It Is What It Is.” Musicians came from New York, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Orleans, to name a few, just to be able to perform for and jam with Yazoo’s own Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the Blue Front Cafe. The line-up for the festival on the Holmes farm north of Bentonia was equally as impressive, with performances by Sean Ardoin + Zydekool, Ms. Pleschette, Roosevelt Roberts Jr., Bill Abel & Cadillac

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National Trails Day at Delta National Forest

Delta National Forest Hosts Trail Day Celebration Hiking. Biking. Birdwatching. Those are some of the activities waiting for visitors in Delta National Forest. Come and visit Delta National Forest on Saturday, June 4 and participate in its 1st National Trails Day event at the Blue Lake Recreation Area. “We want people to get outdoors, to visit their ‘national forest,’ and to participate in this day that is dedicated to connecting youth and the surrounding community to this great treasure,” said District Ranger Valencia Morris. The National Trails Day event, which begins at 9 a.m. with registration and a safety briefing, celebrates America’s 200,000 miles of trails that allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. “During the first part of the day, we will work on trails maintenance, sign rehab, and installation, and overall area clean-up,” Morris said. “Lunch will be provided

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Pre-Employability Skills Workshop

Pre-Employability Skills Workshop FREE!   WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon – Resume Prep Class 1:00 p.m. – Dress for Success Workshop WHERE: Yazoo County Economic Development & Education Center 637 E. 15th Street, Yazoo City, MS 39194 NOTE: For the Resume Prep Class, please have your work history information written down and bring it with you! For more information, contact Daniel Haralson at 662.590.5996 This is a GREAT way to prepare for the 2016 Yazoo County Area Job Fair, May 10, 2016 in Yazoo City. Employers will be hiring at the job fair! If you are looking for a job in or near Yazoo, do not miss the Yazoo County Area Job Fair!

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Business Development Workshops

Sign up now for the Spring 2016 series of Business Development Workshops starting March 24 in Yazoo City Presented by the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), Northwest Mississippi Contact Procurement Center, and Community Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), this workshop series is designed to teach businesses, particularly small and/or new businesses, the practices needed to improve operations and increase capacity. The program is open to any new or existing business. Each participating company must enroll, or already be enrolled, in the Mississippi Contract Procurement Network system. A representative must attend all sessions in order to receive a Certificate of Completion. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE PROGRAM. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, or for more information, visit www.mscpc.com and click on events for March 24, 2016. You may also call the Mississippi Development Authority, Minority and Small Business Development Division, at 601.359.6678, or Dr. Robert Green of the Community Economic Development Strategy

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