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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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Oakes African-American Cultural Center

The Oakes House was home to the Oakes family for almost 125 years. Today it houses the Oakes African-American Cultural Center, where visitors can take a glimpse into the lives and heritage of an outstanding African-American family.   The Oakes Family Home Its History and Legacy The Oakes family moved from South Carolina to Yazoo City in 1853 after John Oakes bought the freedom of his wife Mary and her two children. In 1866 the family purchased a lot with a one-room structure that would remain the home of members of the Oakes family until 1989. By 1930, the one-room structure had grown to the regal two-story home that stands today. gambling loan sharks The careful restoration of the Oakes House, which occurred during the 1990s, preserved the uniqueness of the construction and it is now listed on the Mississippi and the National Register of Historic Places. The house has

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We had a BLAST!

We want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out last Thursday, January 17, to celebrate the grand opening of our new office and visitor center.  Special thanks to Tom’s on Main, Ubon’s Barbeque of Yazoo, and Cafe 7 for donating door prizes.  We also wish to thank McDade’s Market, catering services by Cafe 7, Discount Package Liquor, and Good Hope General Merchandise for their support of this event. Check out a few photos below from the event, or visit our page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/YazooCVB to see more! 2013 is going to be an outstanding year for tourism in Yazoo County, Mississippi – and everyone you see in these photos has a hand in making that happen.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. -Tonja, Shanitra, Dawn and Genie Yazoo County CVB Staff [srizonfbalbum id=1]

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Happy New Year from Yazoo County CVB!

Happy New Year! WOW! What a year 2012 has been for Yazoo County, Mississippi! We brought the family out to historic downtown Yazoo City for the 8th annual Jerry Clower Festival, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Bentonia Blues Festival in the place where it all began, we brought the best of the best in Memphis style BBQ from all over the US to Yazoo City for the 2nd annual Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, we were honored by the state tourism office with an award for CVB of the Year in our budget category, and so much more! It’s been a remarkable year for Yazoo County, and we know even more fun and excitement is in store for our visitors in 2013! Take a look at some media highlights from 2012: Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, home of the “witch’s grave,” chosen as the Second Spookiest cemetery

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New Site!

Thanks for visiting the all new website of the Yazoo County CVB!  Please be patient with us as we add our wealth of information about Yazoo County sites and attractions.  For more information, please call our office at 800-381-0662. We hope you will come ‘Soak up some Yazoo’ soon!

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G.A. Carmichael Community Forum 2017

Community Forum 2017 with G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center’s Chief Executive Officer Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. GA Carmichael Family Health Center 1547 Jerry Clower Blvd Yazoo City, MS 39194   Dr. James L. Coleman, Jr., invites you to come out and share your concerns, issues, and changes that matter to you in moving GA forward in “Operational Excellence.” It takes a team to accomplish “operational Excellence” and working together we can make GA a Patient-Centered Medical Home for YOU! For more information, please call 601-859-5213

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