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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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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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Bentonia Blues Festival 2016

44th Anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival Recap The 44th-anniversary Bentonia Blues Festival was well attended. The crowd came from all over the United States and from across the globe to celebrate the unique Bentonia style of blues that can still be heard at the Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, Mississippi, and on the Holmes farm on the 3rd Saturday each June. The week full of events included an album release party for Jimmy “Duck” Holmes new album, released by Blue Front Records, titled “It Is What It Is.” Musicians came from New York, Minnesota, Missouri, and New Orleans, to name a few, just to be able to perform for and jam with Yazoo’s own Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at the Blue Front Cafe. The line-up for the festival on the Holmes farm north of Bentonia was equally as impressive, with performances by Sean Ardoin + Zydekool, Ms. Pleschette, Roosevelt Roberts Jr., Bill Abel & Cadillac

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Yaz Summer Blast

Yaz Summer Blast presented by the City of Yazoo City June 29 – July 1, 2018 Free Admission • No Glass • No Coolers • No Tents Yaz Summer Blast “Moves & Grooves” July 4th Celebration 7 PM Nightly • Fireworks Nightly Bands: Bridget Shields Henry Rhodes Mike Rob Dr. D Eddie Cotton & More! Friday, June 29 7:00 pm – Wardell Leach Park Glow Night Saturday, June 30 10:00 am – Class Reunion Parade (Download Entry Form) 7:00 pm – Downtown Yazoo City “Moves & Grooves” Sunday, July 1 7:00 pm – Downtown Yazoo City The Finale Yaz Summer Blast Moves & Grooves Scavenger Hunt Starts: Friday, June 29, at 10:00 am Ends: Sunday, July 1, at 5:00 pm The list will be posted at 128 E Jefferson Street. Must provide proof of each of 10 items required. A tented area will be set up on Main Street during Yaz

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Yazoo County 10 Can’t-Miss Spots

10 Must-See Spots in Yazoo County, Mississippi Many people plan their visits to Yazoo County around our annual events. But Yazoo County is a great place to visit year-round for anyone who enjoys an off-the-beaten-path adventure, blues, architecture, shopping, ghost stories, outdoor activities including fishing and hunting, historic sites, natural wonders, or delicious food. Located just 35 miles north of the Mississippi capital of Jackson, Yazoo County is your first stop for a taste of the hospitality, culture, and unique stories that can only be found in the Mississippi Delta. Blue Front Cafe The oldest juke joint in Mississippi that is still in daily operation – possibly in the world – is located in the town of Bentonia in southern Yazoo County. The Blue Front Cafe was opened in 1948 by Mary and Carey Holmes and in its heyday was the spot for workers coming in from the fields for

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T.J. Huddleston, Sr.

T.J. Huddleston, Sr. Yazoo City, Mississippi – June 1, 2016 – Today we remember the life and legacy of one great Yazooan, Thomas Jefferson Huddleston, Sr., born June 1, 1876. A great orator and salesman with a gift for captivating his audience, he started a chain of funeral homes in Mississippi. In 1924, T.J. Huddleston, Sr., founded the Afro-American Sons and Daughters, a fraternal organization in Mississippi and one of the leading black voluntary associations in the state. Organized in 1924, it had 35,000 members by the 1930s. In 1928, the association opened the Afro-American Hospital of Yazoo City, the first hospital for blacks in the state. Dr. Lloyd Tevis Miller (L.T. Miller), co-founder of the Mississippi Medical and Surgical Association (MMSA), the state’s largest and oldest organization representing African American health professionals, was recruited by Huddleston to serve as the facility’s first director.  The hospital offered both major and minor

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Hallelujah Wang Dang Doodle

Hallelujah Wang Dang Doodle A FREE Good-Time Event in Yazoo City Memorial Day Weekend May 25, 26, & 27, 2018 at Mary’s Happy Medium 123 West Broadway Yazoo City, MS Join Mary’s Happy Medium for the 2nd Hallelujah Wang-Dang Doodle good time on Memorial Day weekend! Live music, Chicago favorite DJ Papa Rock, and FREE FOOD while it lasts! Friday, May 25 – 7 pm – Until – Burgers, Chicago-Style Polish, & Inspirational Music! Music starts at 7 featuring Alfred Young! Saturday, May 26 – 8 pm – Until – Seafood and Rhythm & Soul! Music starts at 9 pm featuring Press Play 601 – Jackson’s #1 Party Band! Sunday, May 27 – 6 pm – Until – Beer, BBQ, & Blues! Live music featuring local favorite Ricochet Cowboys! For more information, visit Mary’s Happy Medium (The Medium) on Facebook. Presented by Mary’s Happy Medium. Sponsored in part by the Yazoo

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Back Home Again

Back Home Again 2018 May 25-27, Memorial Day Weekend Join us for lots of FREE fun in Yazoo City featuring Willie Clayton! 3-on-3, Freethrow, 3-point, and Slam Dunk Contest Yazoo City Olympics Best Of Cook-Off Categories: Barbecue Fried Fish Fried Chicken Wild Game Cakes and Pies Homemade Ice-Cream Car and Bike Show Live Entertainment Events Kids’ Talent Show DJs Gospel Stage Mr. & Mrs. Back Home Again Talent Show National Acts Stay tuned for updates on the Back Home Again Event page on Facebook. 2018 Yazoo Back Home Again Event Schedule Friday, May 25 Welcome Home Meet & Greet 8 pm- Until (After YCHS graduation!) Come enjoy Music, Food & Door Prizes in TWO locations!   C-Squared Event Center with live DJ! HL Cigar Shoppe with The Funk Junkies! Saturday, May 26 Campanella Park 800 Dr. Martin L. King Drive Yazoo City, Mississippi Saturday’s all-day festival will be hosted by Yazoo City’s own

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National Trails Day at Delta National Forest

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

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