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National Trails Day at Delta National Forest

National Trails Day 2016

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 at noon and then we will have activities for youth and adults to enjoy the Blue Lake Recreation Area. Bring comfortable clothes and a curious mind.”

The restoration and other activities are sponsored by Tread Lightly! Inc., Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership, Sharkey Issaquena 4H Youth Shooting Sports, and Cary Christian Center. Those interested in attending are invited to visit http://nationaltrailsday.americanhiking.org/events/blue-lake-recreation-area-hiking-trail-day for more information and to register for this event. However, registration is not required – just come on out!

“Trails give us a means to support good physical and mental health,” said Morris. “The day also aims to highlight the important work volunteers do to take care of trails. Trails do not just magically appear for our enjoyment. Their construction and maintenance takes hours of dedicated planning and labor. So give thanks to your local volunteers and consider taking a day to give back to your favorite trail.”

The Delta National Forest, located in Sharkey County, includes more than 45 miles of recreational trails, two developed recreation areas, and five green-tree reservoirs for waterfowl habitat. It is the only bottomland hardwood forest in the National Forest System. For more information about the Delta National Forest, contact the Delta Ranger District at (662) 873-6256 or visit us at www.fs.usda.gov/mississippi.

National Trails Day 2016


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

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Yazoo County Economic Development & Education Center is located on East 15th Street in Yazoo City

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!

Yazoo County’s Blue Front Cafe and Glenwood Cemetery Make Top 40 List of Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta!

Blue Front Cafe
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Glenwood Cemetery

Two Yazoo County attractions included in the recently published “Top 40 Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta”

The Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, opened in 1948, making it the oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in operation. The site draws thousands of blues fans from all over the world each year to the tiny town of Bentonia to hear the ‘real-deal blues’ from owner and operator Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, the last of the Bentonia blues men.

Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, a favorite stop for visitors to the area of all ages, includes the grave of the infamous “Witch of Yazoo,” as well as a mass Confederate grave. The Cemetery took home the title of runner-up in a 2012 poll on HuffPost Travel of the “Spookiest Cemetery in the US.” Perhaps most significant, Glenwood is the final resting place of the famed Mississippi author whose tales of growing up in Yazoo have become a part of the study of Mississippi history for school children across the state, Mr. Willie Morris.

Learn more about the Top 40 below:

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi And Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area Launch New Website Featuring Top 40 Mississippi Delta Attractions

To recognize their commitment to promoting educational and cultural quality of life in the Mississippi Delta region, GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) have partnered to develop a new website showcasing the Top 40 places to visit in the Mississippi Delta. Delta residents and visitors can discover 40 of the most celebrated locations in the Mississippi Delta beginning today by visiting GRAMMYMuseumMS.org and clicking on the Explore tab.

The Top 40 features cultural heritage attractions throughout the Mississippi Delta that tell the region’s diverse stories. The website underscores the Museum and MDNHA’s shared interest in promoting the entire 18-county Mississippi Delta region as an educational cultural heritage destination of which its residents should be proud.“As GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, we explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, and we’re also telling the story of the cradle of America’s music right here in Cleveland, the heart of the Mississippi Delta,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “Our area’s rich musical legacy is a source of pride for Delta residents. We want to encourage everyone to explore and learn about our entire region, from local school groups to travelers from around the globe.”

“As GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, we explore and celebrate the enduring legacies of all forms of music, and we’re also telling the story of the cradle of America’s music right here in Cleveland, the heart of the Mississippi Delta,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “Our area’s rich musical legacy is a source of pride for Delta residents. We want to encourage everyone to explore and learn about our entire region, from local school groups to travelers from around the globe.”

The Top 40 features panoramic images of some must-see destinations and attractions throughout the Delta. Among the featured attractions are Tunica River Park, the birthplace of internationally renowned actor James Earl Jones; Baptist Town in Greenwood; Vicksburg National Military Park; Cotesworth Mansion in North Carrollton; St. Paul Church of God in Christ in Lexington; and unique local eateries like Blue Front Café in Bentonia and Farmer’s Grocery in Grace.


Blue Front Cafe

Blue Front Cafe

“The Top 40 celebrates the Mississippi Delta’s rich, diverse culture,” said Dr. Rolando Herts, director of The Delta Center for Culture and Learning, which is the management entity for the MDNHA. “GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and the Heritage Area both are committed to promoting the entire Delta. Yes, the Delta is the birthplace of the Blues, and music is a big part of our story, but there is so much more to discover and experience here, such as civil rights, culinary, and nature-based heritage sites. The Top 40 website highlights examples of these diverse cultural heritage attractions across the Delta region.”


Top 40 attractions were identified in collaboration with the Mississippi Delta Tourism Association and various county boards of supervisors throughout the region. Each of the 18 Delta counties has two attractions represented on the list. Four of the attractions are region-wide, including Bridging the Blues music heritage festival and the Mississippi Freedom Trail for civil rights heritage.

“We appreciate GRAMMY Museum Mississippi and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area for coordinating the Top 40 list,” said Webster Franklin, President and CEO of the Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau and member of the Mississippi Delta Tourism Association. “This is a great program that will bring positive attention to the entire region.”

There are plans to develop the Top 40 even further during a second phase that would make the website even more interactive and participatory.

About GRAMMY Museum MississippiGRAMMY Pro Art Of The Craft: Songwriting
Built and operated by the Cleveland Music Foundation — a non-profit organization developed in 2011 — the 28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed near the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute’s Entertainment Industry Studies program, which features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. Similar to its sister Museum — the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE — GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music, and the cultural context from which it emerges, while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The Museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations, and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric area that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi’s songwriters, producers and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape. For more information about GRAMMY Museum Mississippi, visit www.grammymuseumms.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @GRAMMYMuseumMS on Twitter and Instagram, and like “GRAMMY Museum Mississippi” on Facebook.

About the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area and The Delta Center
The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area is a partnership between the people of the Mississippi Delta and the National Park Service. The MDNHA was designated by U.S. Congress in 2009 and is governed by a board of directors representing agencies and organizations defined in the congressional legislation. More information about the MDNHA, including the complete approved management plan, is available at www.msdeltaheritage.com.
The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University is the management entity for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. The mission of The Delta Center is to promote greater understanding of Mississippi Delta culture and history and its significance to the world through education, partnerships and community engagement. For more information, visit www.deltacenterdsu.com.

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.


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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 at 662.571.3655.



Classes will be held in Yazoo City each Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Yazoo Community Center; 516 Canal Street; Yazoo City, MS 39194.

Thursday, March 24 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 31 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 7 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 14 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 21 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 28 • 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Download PDF flyer here

Ole River Bass Club Wolf Lake Fishing Tournament

Bass Fishing Tournament

Ole River Bass Club of Jackson, MS, is hosting a Bass Fishing Tournament in Yazoo at Wolf Lake -Saturday, June 4, 2016

Bass Fishing Tournament
Saturday, June 4
Wolf Lake, Yazoo MS
First Daylight Start
3:00 pm Weigh In
Entry Fee: $80 (per boat)
***Payout funds are derived from 80% of Total Entry fees not including Big Fish Pot funds***
Big Fish Pot (Optional): $20 (per boat)
***Both participants must be eligible (100% payout) ***

For More Information or to get a registration form contact:
Ole River Bass Club
Website: www.oleriverbassclub.com
Call: Ahmod Johnson, Tournament Director

or download the Rules and Registration Form at the link below:
Tournament Rules and Registration Form

This event is sponsored in part by the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

MLK Gala

The Yazoo City Alumnae Chapter ofMLK-Flyer2016w
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents

MLK Gala

“Black Lives Matter, Focusing Forward Through the Dream”

Sunday, January 17, 2016

7 p.m. to Midnight
Army National Guard Base
2201 Gordon Avenue
Yazoo City, MS 394194

Food & Drinks Provided
Live Music by The House of Cards Band
Tickets $30 Per Person

For more information, contact Tamara Dodd at 615-473-1951


Sponsored in part by a grant from the Yazoo County CVB

Christmas in Yazoo

Celebrate the Holidays in Yazoo

Christmas is right around the corner, and Yazoo is hard at work preparing to celebrate! Join us for this great list of events and enjoy shopping, fun time with the family, and more! Remember to shop Yazoo this holiday season for those Unique, Boutique, & Thrifty gifts for everyone on your list!


Holiday Open House and Trolley Ride
Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 1:00-5:00 pm

Shop Yazoo Christmas
Thursday, November 19, 2015

Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas Characters and Pictures with Santa
Sponsored by Baptist Medical Center Yazoo (tickets available beginning on November 1st)
Saturday, December 12, 2015

Carols At The Courthouse and Carriage and Trolley Rides
Saturday, December 12,2015

Shop Yazoo Christmas Event
Thursday, December 17, 2015

Participating stores include:
The Alleycat Gift Shop, Anderson’s Jewelry, Black’s Fabric & Dept. Store, Bow Ties and Tutus, Children’s Side of Ferguson’s Furniture, Dixie Lane Tearoom & Bakery, Downtown Marketplace, Good Hope General Merchandise, Grace Hardware, Lisa Reams Photography, Main Street Market, True Addiction Tattoo Studio, Vintage Hair Salon & Boutique, P-Reaux’s Cajun Mudbugs & Shrimp, Simple Girls Boutique & Gift Shop, too!, Tom’s On Main, Ora’s Closet Boutique, Webb’s Pharmacy, Yazoo Drug Company, Yoga Yazoo

For more information, please contact the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce by visiting their website: www.yazoochamber.com OR call them at 662-746-1273.



Gateway MAP Healthtacular 2015wThe 2015 HEALTH-TACULAR will take place Thursday, October 29, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pizza Inn / Baskin Robbins at 741 East 14th Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi.

This event will feature:

Door Prizes
Appearances by “Yazoo’s Princesses” Elsie of Benton Academy, Talaysia of McCoy Elementary, and Area School Homecoming Queens

and a Scary Costume Contest with 3 Grand Prize iPads! Entrants must register to win!

Call Phil Sharma (Sponsor) at Pizza Inn / Baskin Robbins at 662-746-5700
or Gloria Elayne Owens (Coordinator) at 662-528-6050 for more details.


House of Tormented Fears

House of Tormented Fears

House of Tormented Fears

Haunted House in Yazoo City Open Every Weekend in October

Visit the House of Tormented Fears on October 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, & 31 at 6:30pm!

House of Tormented FearsThe House of Tormented Fears will be open every Friday and Saturday night for the rest of October, though Halloween!

Halloween is close at hand.. Ghosts and goblins begin to stir.. The presence of evil begins to grow..

Fear.. Terror.. Screams.. Blood

Take a walk thru the Haunted Halls of Hell at the ” House of Tormented Fears”
Doors open at 6:30 for those who dare enter.

1563 Jerry Clower Blvd..
In the corner of Dirt Cheap parking lot..

For Pricing, Directions, or more info, call House of Tormented Fears at 662-590-3812 or go to the House of Tormented Fears Event Page on Facebook.

Special Appearance: Twisted Carnival on Saturday, October 17, 2015

Don’t miss Twisted Carnival at House of Tormented Fears in Yazoo City – Saturday, Oct 17, starting at 6:30 pm!Twisted Carnival and House of Tormented Fears

Meet the stars of the films The Documentary of OzBo and the upcoming Ringmaster, including: Sonya, Akain, everyone’s favorite clown OzBo, and Mississippi’s celebrity paranormal investigator, David Childers, who has also been featured on Discovery, Tru TV, BIO, and Ghost Asylum!

There will be FREE fortune readings by Sonya with paid admission, get scared up with OzBo and Akain, and meet & greet the stars with photo ops! Check out the oddities at the Twisted Carnival Supernatural Freakshow booth, and tour the scariest Haunted House in Yazoo – the House of Tormented Fears!

Learn more about Twisted Carnival,  at www.twistedcarnival.com or go to the Twisted Carnival at House of Tormented Fears event page on Facebook.

Saturday, October 17, is your only chance to see Twisted Carnival in Yazoo!

House of Tormented Fears will be open every weekend through Halloween, October 31, 2015.

A Chance to Win!

Be sure to Like and Follow us, Visit Yazoo, on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win FREE tickets to the House of Tormented Fears!

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Yazoo County CVB Wins Another State Award

Research In Action Award Mississippi Delta Region 2015 Yazoo CountyThe Yazoo County CVB Wins Research-In-Action Award from Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division (Visit Mississippi)


The Delta Region 2015 Mississippi Research‐in-Action Award goes to….  YAZOO COUNTY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU.  The CVB and county officials, including the tax collector, furnish data on a timely basis.  This entity takes a long‐term outlook on Tourism by hiring summer interns. Candidates must submit and present a handwritten, 3 page minimum, essay based upon research performed on a local tourism subject assigned by the Yazoo County CVB.

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