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Love Our Local Heroes

Let’s Step Up, Inc. presents Love Our Local Heroes Join us as we rally to show appreciation for our local officers! VALENTINE’S DAY Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10 AM to 12 Noon at the Pizza-Inn/Baskin Robbins Parking Lot 741 East 15th Street Yazoo City, Mississippi We will be paying special tributes to local law enforcement officers including: Chief Andre Lloyd and the Yazoo City Police Department Sheriff Jake Sheriff and the Yazoo County Sheriff Department Mississippi Highway Patrol Officers Serving Yazoo County For more information/details, contact Phil Sharma and Thomas at 662-528-1810 or Gloria Elayne Owens (Lifesavers Program Coordinator) at 662-528-6050 PRESENTED BY Let’s Step Up, Inc. www.letsstepup.org Sponsored in part by Pizza Inn, Baskin Robbins, and the Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau

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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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Blues at the Blue Front

LIVE Blues at the Blue Front Cafe Friday, January 9 8PM-Until Blue Front Cafe 107 E Railroad Ave Bentonia, MS 39040 Blues at the Blue Front will be kicking the door open on 2017 with Lightnin’ Malcolm filling the historic juke with the groove of his Hill Country Blues this Friday, January 9th, starting around 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see the Blue Front in full swing!     Don’t forget, the 45th Anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival will take place June 12-17, 2017, in and around Bentonia. Make your plans now to attend!      

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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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Old-School Cookout at the Blue Front Cafe

Old-School Cookout at the Blue Front Cafe Friday, October 7 5pm-Until at the Blue Front Cafe 107 E. Railroad Avenue Bentonia, MS 39040 Free Admission, Live Music, and Food 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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Yazoo Delta Half Marathon

Yazoo Delta Half Marathon and 5K The Preservation Yazoo Foundation announced their Yazoo Delta Half Marathon! The race is Saturday, November 19th, 2016, in Yazoo City and includes a Half Marathon and 5K. Website for info and online registration of participants and volunteers: http://yazoodeltahalfmarathon.racesonline.com/home Hosted by Preservation Yazoo Foundation 5K: $30 now $40 day of race Half Marathon: $50 now $60 day of race Start 2 Finish Event management will handle registration, set up, timing, etc. John Noblin of Jackson is our event coordinator. The course will highlight historical landmarks of Yazoo City, including Glenwood Cemetery and the Witch’s grave, colorful Main Street and more! The event will benefit the Preservation Yazoo Foundation and their efforts to preserve and restore historical properties in Yazoo City, whose historic district was chosen in 2012 by This Old House Magazine as one of the “Best Old House Neighborhoods” in the American South. Start

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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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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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