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Florence, Alabama, to receive Mississippi Blues Trail marker

The Mississippi Blues Trail will celebrate the legacy of W.C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues,” by placing a historical marker at Handy’s birthplace in Florence, Alabama. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Handy was born in Florence in 1873. Handy’s contributions to the blues have also been commemorated with Mississippi markers in Tutwiler, Clarksdale and ...

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There was some good news

By Stephen McDill and Amy McCullough ONE: ‘Tutwiler: Mississippi’s boomtown?’ Oct. 21, 2009 Despite the economic downturn, Tutwiler’s sales tax revenues doubled, thanks to a new Double Quick that replaced the town’s Shell station. The Delta town with a population of 1,364, according to the 2000 census, is one of a handful of Mississippi communities that has seen a financial ...

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