Posts Tagged ‘Bill Luckett’

Organizers choose Clarksdale for R&B hall of fame

CLARKSDALE — The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson. Robinson announced the decision at Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club, The Clarksdale Press-Register reports. Detroit, Memphis, Nashville and Jackson also had been named as potential locations. “Clarksdale is the perfect home for this […] [...]

THE MECCA: Ground Zero Blues Club attracts national and international visitors

On a recent Wednesday night, there was something of the atmosphere of the United Nations at the Ground Zero Blues Club. There were visitors from 11 foreign countries and 15 U.S. states enjoying a club that has become a magnet for blues music lovers across the world. “We have a high level of international branding […] [...]

2011 Mississippi Governors Debate

by Published: August 30,2011

Tags: Bill Luckett, Dave Dennis, Johnny Dupree, Phil Bryant

Democratic candidates Bill Luckett and Johnny Dupree face to face with Republican candidates Phil Bryant, Dave Dennis, James Broadwater, Hudson Holliday and Ron Williams. [...]

Speed sues Hosemann to keep eminent domain off ballot

Mississippi Development Authority interim executive director Leland Speed has sued Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, in an attempt to keep the eminent domain petition off November’s ballot. ••• READ THE COMPLETE STORY HERE ••• If you’ll recall, the petition seeks to prevent the taking of private land for private development. It keeps in place the […] [...]

Will Barbour Run?

JACKSON- Mississippi Center for Public Policy president Forest Thigpen thinks Gov. Barbour will launch a bid for the White House soon. He also describes the first 100 days in office of the next Governor of Mississippi and a few of the key issues the winning candidate would face. [...]

Dining Out Spotlight: Madidi, Clarksdale

by Published: March 6,2011

Tags: Bill Luckett, Madidi, Morgan Freeman

A dream come true for Luckett and Freeman Ten years ago, when Bill Luckett and Morgan Freeman were preparing to open their Clarksdale restaurant, Madidi, they could park just about anywhere they wanted downtown. A few weeks ago as Luckett drove to the restaurant, he lucked out and got the only available parking spot on […] [...]

Decision 2011: On the Trail with Bill Luckett

JACKSON- Lawmakers and businessmen alike say they support Bill Luckett and his bid to become the next private-sector bred Governor of Mississippi. [...]

Decision 2011: At the Crossroads with Luckett

by Published: February 20,2011

Tags: Bill Luckett, Morgan Freeman, Phil Bryant, University Club

JACKSON- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett tells supporters in Jackson that Mississippi is at a crossroads. The Clarksdale attorney and businessman adds that he can’t wait to pose some tough questions to GOP rival Phil Bryant. [...]

Morgan Freeman Endorses Luckett Gov. Bid

by Published: February 17,2011

Tags: Bill Luckett, Morgan Freeman

JACKSON- Academy Award winning actor Morgan Freeman talks about his friend and business partner Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Luckett. [...]

Q&A: Bill Luckett, Democratic candidate for governor

by Published: January 30,2011

Tags: Bill Luckett, Clarksdale, Democrat, governor, Q&A

Trying to make a difference Clarksdale lawyer has already done it in his hometown Bill Luckett is an attorney who splits his time between Clarksdale and Jackson. With business partner, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman, Luckett owns Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidi restaurant. He attended the University of Virginia before earning a law degree from […] [...]

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