Posts Tagged ‘Clarksdale’

New study touts Mississippi’s potential

The “creative economy” includes individuals such as artists, architects, chefs and professors, creative industries such as Peavey Electronics, Viking Range Corp., The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Ramey Agency and creative communities including Oxford, Clarksdale, Ocean Springs and Rolling Fork. The recent Mississippi Creative Economy study concludes that this segment represents approximately 61,000 jobs and just […] [...]

Riverside Hotel provides no-frills Mississippi blues experience

CLARKSDALE — It’s not the Heartbreak Hotel or the Ritz, and George Washington didn’t sleep there. But the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale is regarded as a history exhibit of blues music. And, oh yes. Muddy Waters did sleep there and Bessie Smith died there. Blues icons roomed at the Riverside from the 1940s to early […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Chip Morgan on Delta Council

STONEVILLE- MBJ-TV photojournalist Stephen McDill visits with Delta Council vice-president Chip Morgan to discuss the economic development organization’s work in the Mississippi Delta regional. [...]

Education alumni receive awards

The Delta State University College of Education recently held an awards luncheon to recognize five outstanding education alumni. They are: (seated from left), Sen. Robert M. Dearing from Natchez; Kimberly Kilpatrick from Memphis, Tenn.; Dr. Robin Wilbourn Lee from Murfreesboro, Tenn.; (standing from left) Dr. Dorothy Lynn Prestwich from Clarksdale; and, Dr. Jacquelyn C. Thigpen […] [...]

DSU inducts three in Hall of Fame

The 2009 Delta State University Alumni Hall of Fame inductees are (from left), Billy B. Nowell of Cleveland, Donald L. Green of Clarksdale and Karen Sullivan of Brookhaven, accepting the award presented posthumously to Doug Sullivan. The three Delta State alumni were inducted Nov. 6 at the annual Delta State Alumni Service Awards Luncheon held […] [...]

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