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July 29, 2014, 9:45 am
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  • Hometown Happenings

       Daily Tidbit for Tuesday Today is Birthday time for Mickie Adams, Neely Antici, Rosemary Bailey, Pat Davis, Jr., Charles Meyers and Lisa Schuh!  Happy Birthday to Lisa, Charles, Pat, Rosemary, Neely and Mickie!
       The video of yesterday’s City Board meeting is now on the Videos Page.  Or just Click Here.
       The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors will not meet tomorrow.  Their next meeting will be on August 4th.  That will be their First Monday meeting which is prescribed by law.
       The Neshoba County Fair is happening this week and the political speeches will be running rampant.  Even though we have never been, we can’t help but wonder if there will any speeches made from the Clarksdale scene.
       On the Events scene for today and tomorrow, don’t forget that registration for the FREE Computer Training at Coahoma Community College is taking place both days.
       Got an Event or Happening that you want folks to know about?  E-mail it to us or just call and we will get it on the website!
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    Steve Kolbus and the Clarksdale Blues Revue

    Speaking of Events, Steve Kolbus and The Clarksdale Blues Revue will be playing @ Ground Zero this Thursday night.  They will be taking the stage at 8:00 p.m.

       And speaking of Steve Kolbus, here is a little breaking news for ya:  Steve is being considered for a Grammy award in two categories.  While not yet nominated, we understand there is talk of nominating his song Down, Down, Down in the Rock category and nominating his CD Skippin’ n’ Hoppin’ in the Americana category!
       Steve left some of his CDs at Delta Keepsakes on Yazoo for those of you who would like to hear the CD before the Grammys.  Good luck, Steve!  We have all of our fingers crossed for ya!
       Meanwhile, back on the home front, we hear that Taylor Craven has been named a top 10 finalist in the TX Troubadour Songwriter Classic competition.  He will be performing his song in Texas on August 16.
       Congrats Taylor and good luck in the finals!
       Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County.
    -Keifer

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Nathan’s Notes

  • The heat is on!

    sign mug 150x150 The heat is on!Well, the cool snap is past, and the Delta is once more in the grip of our usual July weather pattern.  Things are heating up all over.  As we get closer to the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, there is a noted increase in tourist traffic downtown, and festival organizers and local businesses are looking forward to another huge turnout for Clarksdale’s original free blues festival.

    Getting closer to the Sunflower Fest also means that school is right around the corner…just don’t mention that in front of any teachers!  In the days to come, we will keep you up-to-date about football schedules and all the activities and events that go along with the start of another school year.  ClarksdaleInfo.com will be broadcasting the Lee Academy Colts football games live online, and we hope to add Clarksdale High and Coahoma County High games in the near future as well.  We will also post results of CCC, Delta State, MSU, and Ole Miss games here, and I am looking for columnists to write about the college football programs.  If you think you can provide the necessary analysis and insight, drop me a line.  Of course, the more controversial and partisan, the better!

    As the heat and humidity rise from merely intolerable to downright miserable, just remember that there are plenty of places to cool down with an ice cream cone or a cool beverage around town, and that there are plenty of events that are worth braving the heat for.  I heard a lot of griping about the snow and the freezing winter back in January, so don’t wish away the summer so fast!  Of course, complaining about the weather is a time-honored Delta tradition, as much as blues festivals, tamales, and barbecue.  Fall will be here soon enough, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now!

    -Nathan

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