Daily Tidbit for Friday: Celebrating birthdays today are Shane King, Celeste Zepponi, Richard Noe and Kymberly Haven…happy birthday Kymberly, Richard, Celeste and Shane! Saturday’s birthdays include Suzanne Cauthen, Pinky Johnson, Jason Matthews and Frances West Cook, and on Sunday Katie Crouch and Matt Jones will be blowing out the candles…happy birthday Matt, Katie, Frances West, Jason, Pinky and Suzanne!
Ronnie and the Remnants will kick off Friday at the Stage tonight at 7:00.
Friday at the Stage begins tonight from 7:00 – 10:00 at the Blues Alley Stage adjacent to the Delta Blues Museum…Ronnie and the Remnants will get the series started in fine fashion, and a slate of other local favorites is lined up for the next month. Click here for a complete rundown of who will be playing when, and you aren’t going to want to miss any of them! Also be sure to check out today’s Clarksdale Press-Register for Rebekah’s story on the long-running spring concert series, and my column about why this is one of the best music events Clarksdale has to offer.
If you are not already a subscriber,click here to get signed up for easy home delivery twice a week, plus all of our magazines and special sections throughout the year and premium access to pressregister.com. Online on pressregister.com since yesterday afternoon is the story about Mississippi Department of Education’s announcement yesterday that the Heidleberg Elementary cheating scandal is beginning to have consequences and that specific wrongdoing has been proven…MDE said that Frances Smith-Kemp, a former Heidleberg teacher now teaching at Oakhurst Intermediate School was guilty of “knowingly and willfully” cheating on state assessments. State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said that Kemp will face a license hearing on May 11, and that there are other educators who were involved, but no other names have been released yet. Click here for Rebekah’s story on the announcement, and stay tuned for further developments as they unfold.
On a much more positive note, the results of our annual Reader’s Choice awards will be announced in next Wednesday’s paper…you don’t want to miss that!
Tune in to 105.7 WROX/AM 1450 this morning at 8:40 for Newsweek in Review…every Friday I join station owner Paul Wilson for a look back at the week’s headlines and preview the weekend’s entertainment options. Today I will be joining Paul live via remote from the Presbyterian Day School Field Day, so it should be an entertaining show! If you miss the broadcast, you can listen anytime as an on-demand podcast from the WROX website.
Speaking of entertainment options, check Sounds Around Town as you plan your weekend…as always, there is a wealth of world-class music at all of the local venues this weekend.
Have a great weekend Clarksdale and Coahoma County!