Meet the CVB Interns!

  Meet the CVB Interns! We are so pleased to announce that the participants in our 2014 Internship/Scholarship program have been chosen!  This is the inaugural year for our program, offered in an effort to educate high school students in Yazoo County of the importance of tourism to the economy of our area, and to encourage them to consider Tourism Management as a profession. This year’s group of young people was absolutely outstanding.  They made our decision both exciting and heartbreaking, as we would have loved to have taken each and every one of this fine group of students from Yazoo City and Yazoo County under our wings.  In the end, Ebony Preston and Norman Lewis II were our picks.  They will spend two months during this summer volunteering at the tourism office and visitors center in Yazoo City before heading off to college this fall. Ebony Preston is a current senior at

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Yazoo County CVB Wins Marketing Award 3rd Year in a Row!

Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau has received the 2013 All Star Award from Constant Contact®, Inc., the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, Constant Contact bestows the All Star Award to a select group of businesses and nonprofits that are successfully leveraging online marketing tools to engage their customer base, and drive success for their organization. Yazoo County CVB’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s international customer base. “We are so excited and honored to receive this award for a third year,” says Tonja Ray-Smith, Executive Director of the Yazoo County CVB.  “Constant Contact’s e-mail marketing has enabled us to reach an even broader market than in years past, and to bring the news of Yazoo County tourism directly to the inbox of our fans.  Our subscribers range from local residents to travelers and tourists from across the

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2014 Mississippi Tour Guides – Available Now!

The 2014 official Mississippi Tour Guides are now available in print and online!  The guide is all-new for 2014, including a re-vamped layout featuring the state’s multitude of treasures and towns broken down by area: Capital/River Region, Coastal Region, Delta Region, Hills Region, and Pines Region. Find out about all the great places to Eat, Shop, Play and Stay in the great state of Mississippi, learn about the state’s many golf courses, lodging in all areas, RV parks, state parks, discover Mississippi trails, and so much more!  Yazoo County has several listings that have been featured in the Delta area guide. Also, brand new to the state is the Mississippi Tour Guide App!  You can view the full guide on your mobile device by downloading the app from iTunes or Google Play.  You can also view the digital guide from your computer.  Links below! Digital guide (view from your laptop

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An award winning year in Yazoo County, Mississippi

Celebrating a successful 2013 in Yazoo County, and looking forward to a FABULOUS 2014! We are celebrating another award-winning year in Yazoo County tourism! The Big Move! The year started out on a high note with our move to the high-traffic area of Highway 49 (Jerry Clower Boulevard) in Yazoo City, and the opening of our all-new Visitors Center.  The support we received from the Yazoo County community has been wonderful, and our visitors have enjoyed the convenience.  Our new location has helped us to capture the attention of folks traveling through the city, as well as given our office staff the space and resources to be even more effective.  Our open house was held on January 17 (amid snow and an ice storm) and was well attended by local residents and tourism professionals from around the state.  Thank you for your support! Shopping Guide Update 2013 also brought in

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The Legend of the Witch of Yazoo

The Witch of Yazoo Located in the middle of the historic section of Glenwood Cemetery, Yazoo City’s public cemetery, is a grave surrounded by chain links known as, “The Witch’s Grave”. The legend of the Witch of Yazoo became famous in Willie Morris’ book, Good Old Boy published in 1971. This story is an example of the unusual folklore surrounding Yazoo County. Many have pointed out that the grave and the legend were there long before Morris was born, and that the chain had been broken for a long time. According to the legend, the old woman lived on the Yazoo River, and was caught torturing fishermen who she lured in off the river.  The sheriff is said to have chased her through the swamps where she was half drowned in quicksand by the time the sheriff caught up with her.  As she was sinking, she swore her revenge on

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CVB Honors Awards 2013 Winners

YAZOO COUNTY TOURISM RECOGNIZES BEST AND BRIGHTEST IN THE COUNTY’S INDUSTRY Yazoo City, Miss. (November 21, 2013) – Last week, the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau, winners of the 2012 and 2013 CVB of the Year for their budget category from the Mississippi Tourism Association, presented a host of awards to tourism entities around the county during the 2013 CVB Honors program. Held at The No Smoking Smokehouse on Main Street in Yazoo City, the awards ceremony showcased the best and brightest tourism organizations, front line staff members, volunteers and projects from across Yazoo County. The award recipients were as follows: Restaurant of the Year – Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo Hotel of the Year – Main Street Hotel Fast Food Establishment of the Year – P-Reaux’s Hut on Broadway Front Line Staff of the Year, Restaurant – Hazel Davis at Hall of Fame Restaurant Front Line Staff of the

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This is THE Place for Music & Meetings!

The Editors of ConventionSouth magazine, a national multimedia resource for planning events that are held within the South, have officially announced their 2014 list of the “South’s Top Cities For Music & Meetings.” This inaugural list was compiled by ConventionSouth’s editorial team in order to showcase to meeting planners some of the best cities in the South to hold their events-all while experiencing a vibrant music scene. A total of 20 cities from 15 states in the U.S. South were selected – and the Mississippi Delta Region, including Yazoo County, is one of them!  Y’all come see us! “Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth’s 2014 list of the ‘South’s Top Cities For Music & Meetings’ provides these planners with interesting insight on some of the South’s most alluring cities for musical fun,” said

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Yazoo County Wins BIG at Mississippi Tourism Association Awards 2013

Yazoo County CVB, Paul and JoAnn Adams Win State Tourism Awards On Tuesday, September 24, the Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) presented the 2013 Mississippi Tourism Awards at the Awards Luncheon at the close of the annual Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism.  Yazoo County were big winners this year, taking home two awards. Paul and JoAnn Adams were awarded the 2013 Tourism Investment Award for their hard work in revitalizing Yazoo City’s historic downtown. “This is a new award category for the Mississippi Tourism Association,” said Rochelle Hicks, Executive Director of MTA.  “We created the category in the hopes that we could honor some of the many people and organizations who are spending big money in Mississippi to further our tourism product.  I could not imagine there being a more deserving winner than the Adames.” paydayexpressWWW.JOPARI.COM/DOWNLOADS/JOPARI/ “We are just thrilled,” said Mrs. Adams. “We didn’t do any of this for recognition

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Get Dad a Unique, Boutique or Thrifty Gift in Yazoo

Unique, Boutique or Thrifty – Yazoo County has lots of great shops – boutiques, unique gift and thrift stores (we won’t tell!) and more for all your Father’s Day shopping!  Check out our new Unique, Boutique & Thrifty shopping guide for Yazoo County, and get dad something he will LOVE! loans for africa Unique Boutique & Thrifty shopping 2013 WEB

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Grace Hardware and Knutty Knitters

Grace Hardware and Knutty Knitters 128 South Main Street Yazoo City, Mississippi 662-746-7555 Grace Hardware E-mail:  gracehardware@bellsouth.net Knutty Knitters E-mail:  baskin13@bellsouth.net 10 AM – 5 AM Tues. – Fri., 10 AM – 4 PM Sat. Custom-made furniture from vintage heart pine and cedar, custom finishing, antiques, works from over 55 artists from around the tri-state area, Voluspa Candles and more. Knutty Knitters offers over 60 lines of fine yarn, knitting items and supplies, accessories, books, instructions and lessons.

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