Tag Archives: Bill Luckett

SPR: Bryant second term a safe bet; other contests developing

February 16, 2015

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Gov. Phil Bryant (R) was elected in 2011 with 61 percent of the vote, after winning the Republican Primary with 59 percent. This year, he is running for reelection. With the February filing deadline fast approaching, Bryant has no opposition so far. “Its going to be just about a walk-in for Bryant…,” says Bill Minor, […]

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Clarksdale’s new fixed-up look has a familiar face

January 22, 2012

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Ten years after setting out to add a spark to downtown Clarksdale’s revitalization with the opening of the Madidi restaurant and Ground Zero Blues Club, Bill Luckett likes what he sees. “I’m very excited. There’s a lot of development of downtown Clarksdale going on now,” says Luckett, who figures he and business partner Morgan Freeman, […]

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Luckett, Freeman reach crossroads, decide to sell Clarksdale’s Madidi

January 22, 2012

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Lawyer Bill Luckett and actor Morgan Freeman have decided to end their 10-year run as owners of Clarksdale’s Madidi Restaurant, a fine dining establishment that joined with Luckett and Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club to help make the Delta town a destination for visitors seeking a taste of Mississippi’s blues heritage. Other commitments have been […]

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Hugh Laurie Has the Blues

September 8, 2011

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British-born TV star Hugh Laurie (Dr. Gregory House of the hit FOX series House) admits he is crazy about Delta blues. In a recent interview with Spinner.com, Laurie, himself a musician, has high praise for Mississippi’s well-noted cultural commodity. (From Chris Epting at Spinner.com) Have you ever toured the South to visit blues landmarks throughout […]

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Mississippi’s Next Governor

August 2, 2011

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The 2011 Mississippi governors race has had a little bit of everything. Bill Luckett is the self-billed “builder”. Dave Dennis says he wants to be the state’s next CEO. Johnny Dupree says he can unite and solve problems. Phil Bryant is the “man in the arena.” On August 2 the choice is yours. BILL LUCKETT […]

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