Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Celebrating birthdays today are Danny Paris, Pete Berry, Bradley Gordon, Tasha Olivi, Leon Bramlett, and Timothy Gordon…happy birthday, Timothy, Leon, Tasha, Bradley, Pete, and Danny! A belated happy birthday to Allie Sudduth…sorry we missed you yesterday, and hope you had a great day!
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors meets today at the Court House at 2:00. Expect an update on annexation, and a wrapping up of loose ends in the recently passed budget. If you are unable to make it to the meeting, you can watch it this evening on ourVideos Page.
Coahoma County Board of Supervisors President, District 1 Supervisor Paul Pearson.
We sat down yesterday with Board of Supervisors President Paul Pearson for the latest in ourOne on One series with local officials…give it a look. Supervisor Pearson clarifies some of the things about the roles of county government, and discusses areas in which the city and county governments could work together more closely. He is a big advocate for the consolidation of services and responsibilities, and gives compelling arguments about why he feels some consolidation is necessary. It is an unavoidable fact that the tax base of the county has dwindled greatly over the years, and that the level of services city and county government can provide has shrunk. It only makes sense that City Hall and the Supervisors look for ways in which they can save money by combining their efforts. If Clarksdale and the other municipalities in Coahoma County are going to thrive to the greatest extent possible, our governmental entities must be as efficient as possible.
Dr. Pat Burke
Tomorrow there will be a retirement reception honoring Dr. Pat Burke at the Delta Blues Museum from 5:00-7:00. The public is invited to come thank Dr. Burke for his years of service to the community, which I don’t expect will cease just because he is retiring from practice. Congratulations, Dr. Burke, and thank you for all you do!
Tonight is Trivia Night at Stone Pony Pizza…hosting tonight will be none other than the voice of the Colts and musical historian Jimmy Harris. Trivia starts at 7:15, but get there early for the best seats (not that there are any bad ones). Will the “Bar Nuts” successfully defend last week’s victory? Expect the “Shermanators” and the “Mooks” to have something to say about that! If you have not been to Stone Pony on a Wednesday night, grab the smartest friends you can find and head for Delta Avenue for a fun night out in the middle of the week.
Heavy Suga and the SweeTones – Heather Crosse, Lee Williams, and Walt Busby.
Also tonight, Heavy Suga’ and the SweeTones will host the jam at Ground Zero Blues Club…lead singer Heather Crosse will be heading across the pond for a European tour in a couple of months, so see this festival favorite while you can! For a complete rundown of the rest of the week’s live music in Clarksdale, check out the latest “Sounds Around Town”from our good friend Roger Stolle over at Cat Head. As you are making your plans for the weekend, don’t forget that the Delta Ball is this Saturday at Seven Chimneys Farm, featuring James “Super Chikan” Johnson. The event benefits Teach for America, The Porch Society, and Jonestown Family Center. For information about tickets, click here.