Daily Tidbit for Thursday: Celebrating birthdays today are Casey Ladd, Jeff Smith, Kerri Peden, Lee Sturdivant, Kevin Lively, and Joseph Jefcoat…happy birthday, Joseph, Kevin, Lee, Kerri, Jeff, and Casey!
The video from yesterday’s Coahoma County Board of Supervisors meeting is up on our Videos Page…with two of the five Supervisors absent, the meeting ran a little shorter than usual. They heard a couple of presentations about insurance and energy efficiency, heard from Terry Smith of Smith-Weiland Surveyors about the Sandy Ridge Subdivision, took care of some matters related to ending the fiscal year, and that was about it. If you missed our One on Onesegment with Board President Paul Pearson, give it a look as well…Paul explains his views on consolidation of city and county services, and that is a topic that needs to be examined further if Clarksdale and Coahoma County are going to get serious about efficiency.
Don’t forget that today at 5:00 is the reception honoring Dr. Pat Burke on the occasion of his retirement…it will be held at the Delta Blues Museum and the public is invited.
Johnny McPhail will star as Boss Finley during the upcoming Tennessee Williams Festival, Oct. 3-4 in Clarksdale.
Check the featured stories above for the latest update about the upcoming Tennessee Williams Festival, courtesy of Panny Mayfield. Johnny McPhail of HBO’s True Detective has been signed to play Boss Finley in the production of “Sweet Bird of Youth,” and you won’t want to miss that. McPhail has starred in numerous short films and many plays, and the Oxford resident is a veteran of the festival, having starred in porch plays in years past.
The latest edition of the Delta Business Journal’s Business Briefis online…included in this week’s newsletter is a rundown of the upcoming Octoberfest in Cleveland, of interest because of the addition of a Blues Stage to their lineup. Clarksdale favorite Mark “Mule Man” Massey will join another Delta act called Solar Porch and South Carolina’s Muddy Kings to add some flavor to the festival, held every fall in downtown Cleveland. For more information, click here.
The lineup for the Delta Busking Festival has been announced…in case you are unfamiliar with the term, here is the definition from the Free Dictionary: