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Yazoo County’s Miss Hospitality Competes in Hattiesburg

Yazoo County’s Miss Hospitality 2018 Represents Yazoo at State Competition Miss D’Avia Henry-Peyton, the first Yazoo County Miss Hospitality who was chosen through an informal pageant this spring presented by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, represented Yazoo County’s hospitality industry at the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant July 15th through July 21st in Hattiesburg, Miss. D’Avia is the daughter of David and Patricia Henry-Peyton. Thirty-one young women were chosen at the local level to represent their areas this spring and began their state competition experience on July 15th, staying on campus at the University of Southern Mississippi. Together, they learned more about their state, about public speaking, about the hospitality industry and economic development, and prepared for the public portion of the state competition. The final two days of the competition took place on July 20th and 21st at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre in front of spectators from all

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Hills Meet the Delta Quilt Show

Hills Meet the Delta Quilt Show Head to downtown Yazoo City on June 9th, 2018, for the Hills Meet the Delta Quilt Show at the Triangle Cultural Center 332 North Main St Yazoo City, Mississippi 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2 and benefits the Friend of the Triangle. $750.00 in prizes will be awarded to competitors. Exhibitor and Vendor booths are available for $20 each. Lunch will be provided to exhibitors at noon. For more information contact Phyllis Haynes at 662-590-5415 or Lois Russell at 662-746-2273.

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Yazoo Celebrates Super Bowl LII

Yazoo Celebrates Super Bowl LII   There is no better place to spend Super Bowl Sunday, February 4, 2018, than in the hometown of Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive tackle and Yazoo City native Fletcher Cox! Fletcher Cox is the first Yazooan to play in the Super Bowl since Willie Brown. Brown became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame after he played for the Oakland Raiders for 12 years beginning in 1967. Watch Willie Brown’s legendary interception and 75-yard touchdown during Super Bowl XI on YouTube. Fletcher graduated from Yazoo City High School in 2009 and went on to play three seasons at Mississippi State University. The Philadelphia Eagles picked Cox 12th overall in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. At the end of his 4-year contract in 2016, the Eagles gave Fletcher Cox a 6-year, $103 million contract extension with $63 million guaranteed against injury, the most ever

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Live at the Blue Front

Live at the Blue Front The Blue Front Cafe presents ‘Live at the Blue Front’! This series of events will include live music at the Blue Front Cafe. Admission is FREE! Stay updated on the Blue Front Cafe page on Facebook and check back here for more information. Join us at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still open daily for LIVE blues including performances by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes! Attention Blues Artists: Jimmy “Duck” Holmes will offer an Open Mic from 7pm to 8pm at every Live at the Blue Front event! Fridays starting at 7 pm Blue Front Cafe 107 E Railroad Ave Bentonia, MS 39040 SCHEDULE: December 1 – Johnny B Duet December 8 – TBA December 15 – Wes Lee December 22 – TBA December 29 – TBA 2018 January 5 – Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Connely Farr and Mississippi Live & the Dirty Dirty January  12 –

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Free Tour of Glenwood Cemetery

Antique Days Presents FREE Tour of Glenwood Cemetery Saturday, October 20, 2018 10:00 am at Glenwood Cemetery Happy October! This time of year always brings with it fall colors, cooler weather, hunting season, fun at the Yazoo County Fair, the annual Ag Days event, and many calls to our office about tours to see the Witch of Yazoo grave and Glenwood Cemetery. It’s an exciting time… but visitors are usually limited in ways they can tour Glenwood, which was voted in a 2012 poll on Huffington Post as the 2nd “Spookiest Cemetery in the US.” Tours must be scheduled in advance and are usually held with groups of 20 or more. This year, interest in the legend promises to be even more profound. On October 14 at 10:00 p.m., the Travel Channel’s series “Most Terrifying Places in America” will air an episode that details the legend. Be sure to mark

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Rock n’ Roll Yazoo City Christmas Parade

Rock n’ Roll Yazoo Christmas Parade Presented by the City of Yazoo City Downtown Yazoo City Tuesday, December 5, 2017 6:30 pm Enter your float, marching band, antique vehicle, etc. by completing the form below and submitting it to the Yazoo Herald or City Hall. Participation is FREE thanks to the City of Yazoo City! Deadline to enter is Monday, November 20th. Entry car signs pickup will be December 1st and 4th from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Line-up begins at 5 pm from the Police Station to Jackson Avenue. Yazoo City Christmas Parade Entry Form

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Yazoo Day 2017

Yazoo Day 2017 The Yazoo Hometowners’ Club, Inc., presents Yazoo Day 2017 events and activities in Yazoo City from June 30 – July 2, 2017 Schedule of Activities Friday, June 30, 2017 11 AM-Until – Registration 5 PM – 7 PM – Hospitality 7 PM – 12 AM – Record Hop All Friday, June 30 activities will take place at the American Legion Hut Post 201 204 W 6th Street in Yazoo City, Mississippi Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the American Legion Hut Post 201 (address above) 10 AM – 11 AM – Registration 1 PM – 2 PM – National Meeting Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the L.T. Miller Community Center 930 Lamar Avenue in Yazoo City, Mississippi 7 PM – 9 PM – Dinner & Program 9 PM – 12 AM – Dance (BYOB – Cash Bar with ice, water, soda, & juice) Sunday, July 2, 2017 at

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Yazoo County Tourism News – January 2017

Yazoo County Tourism News – January 2017 Happy New Year to Yazoo County, and Happy Bicentennial Year to Mississippi! 2016 in Yazoo was one for the record books. 18 events received funding from Yazoo County CVB through our Event Sponsorship and Tourism Grant programs to take place in Yazoo County during our last fiscal year (October 2015-September 2016). Annual events like the Jerry Clower Festival, Bentonia Blues Festival, Gospel Explosion, and Antique Days were joined on our calendar by events like Picnic in the Pasture, The Moving Wall, Ole River Bass Club tournament and Yaz Summer Blast, just to name a few. And, as if that were not enough, countless other events and programs received support through our office such as receiving information about area programs, free promotional assistance through the web and social media, and event planning consultation. It was truly an incredible year! 2017 is positioned to be a

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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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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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