Posts Tagged ‘Clarksdale’

Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream started out just for family

Hugh Balthrop says he just started making ice cream in his kitchen for his kids. Then for the rest of his family. Then his friends. Today, the Clarksdale entrepreneur is having pints of his acclaimed Sweet Magnolia Ice Cream delivered all over the state: From upscale restaurants in Greater Memphis to coffee shops and caterers […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Clarksdale’s Oxbow Restaurant and Catering proves you can revitalize without spending millions

Hayden and Erica Hall were born and raised in Clarksdale, and went off to get experience in different tastes and styles before coming back home to open Oxbow Restaurant and Catering. After college Hayden worked at chef Wolfgang Puck’s Asian fusion restaurant The Source in Washington, D.C., and Erica worked on Capitol Hill before they […] [...]

Standard Industrial faces worldwide undertaking

Standard Industrial Corporation of Clarksdale has been an integral part of the city and Coahoma County’s economy for 25 years. That standing has continued even during the recession. Manufacturers of precision industrial equipment, the company currently has 41 employees. That’s a smaller number than the 70 during headier times but up significantly from the 25 […] [...]

Smith named president of Daniel Coker

Roy A. Smith Jr. still remembers vividly when he first walked into the law firm of Daniel Coker Horton & Bell, P.A. as a prospective new-hire in 1982. He was fresh out of law school, where he served as student body president. With that on his résumé, it should come as little surprise that other […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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