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  1. Seven Decades, Seven Songs [Aardvarchaeology]Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 25 | ScienceBlogs

    ... 1950s. " Rocket 88 " from 1951 has often been pointed to as the first rock 'n' roll song. It was recorded in Clarksdale, Mississippi by the Delta Cats, a band consisting of black teenagers including Jackie Brenston (who sings), Ike Turner (yes him, ...


  2. Precision agriculture good fit for current economicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | Delta Farm Press

    ... were giving growers who attended the Ames, Iowa-based company's "Where Technology Meets Dirt" Road Tour in Clarksdale, Miss., and in Indiana this summer. "I think the adoption (of precision farming technology) has slowed a little bit because of the ...


  3. Mississippi prison guard arrested; contraband seizedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 17 | The Mississippi Press

    A corrections officer at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman has been arrested after seven large bags of contraband, including tobacco, cell phones and suspected alcohol, were found in a state vehicle. The state Department of Corrections said in a news release that 52-year-old Christopher Richardson, of Clarksdale, a 22-year employee, was arrested Monday.


  4. Once 'King,' cotton farming on a long decline in U...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 17 | WHTC

    Fields along the Mississippi River Delta once gleamed white in the autumn with acre upon acre of cotton ready to be picked. But to see the decline of a cash crop once nicknamed "King Cotton" one need look no further than the 300 acres that Michael Shelton farms in Clarksdale, Mississippi, about 75 miles down river from Memphis.


  5. Plan B.B.: Making The Most Of A Second Chance Produces A Striking...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Shutterbug

    ... in the blues," he says, "but at SI, I just didn't have the time." He began his blues project with a trip to Clarksdale, Mississippi, which over the years has been the home of many blues musicians, as well as the possible location of the crossroads ...


  6. Severe thunderstorms possible tonight in MidsouthRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 11 | The Jackson Sun

    ... Damaging winds will be the greatest threat. There is a slight risk of severe weather north and west of line from Clarksdale, Mississippi, to Paris, Tennessee, the weather service said. The most likely timing will be from late this afternoon through ...


  7. Mississippi high school students' proficiency levels dip on multi-state testRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 | The Mississippi Press

    ... and exceeding expectations. There was wide variation among Mississippi's 145 school districts. On the bottom end, Clarksdale and Yazoo City had no students who met or exceeded expectations in algebra, while at the top end, more than two-thirds of ...


  8. Six inducted into National Technical Honor SocietyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 4 | The Bolivar Commercial

    Six Tigers are now members of the Coahoma Community College's prestigious National Technical Honor Society following an induction ceremony Thursday. Family and friends looked on as Medical Billing and Coding major Debra Black of Drew, MS; Cosmetology major Emerald Elrod of Clarksdale, MS; Culinary Arts major Carolyn Fullwiley of Batesville, MS; Cosmetology major Tanessha Mosby of Greenville, MS; Culinary Arts major Elisha White of Clarksdale, MS; and Cosmetology major Tiffany Wolfe of Clarksdale, MS joined the organization during a ceremony hosted in the Gallery.


  9. James McLeodRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 31 | Voices

    ... on the following stations: KJIW 94.5 FM West Helena, AR KLRO 90.1 FM West Helena, AR WROX 105.7 FM and 1450 AM Clarksdale, MS Radio promo Video voice over Copy creation Field show announcer Mac Pro 3.2 GHz Qd core 2TB HD 12GB Ram, Macbook Pro OXS ...


  10. You're Not From Around Here, Are You?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 1 |

    Last week, the board of directors of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values met in Little Rock, and members of its North American chapter visited Helena and Clarksdale, Mississippi.


  11. Ruby Lillian HarrisRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2015 | Obits

    Ruby Lillian Harris was born June 24, 1947 in Clarksdale, Mississippi to the late Edward Davis and Mary Ann Davis. She was raised in Alton, IL and graduated from Alton Senior High School.


  12. Harmonica may be key to success for teen with Down syndromeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... As a blues musician, Deanna Isbill said one of the top things to do is to play at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, owned by Morgan Freeman . She explained to Leland who Freeman was by referencing a few films in which he's ...


  13. Mississippi Gabe Carter debuts new CD online and live at Deep Blues FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2015 |

    If you're heading down to Clarksdale, Mississippi expecting chain restaurant ribs, faux wood finishes and tired retreads of barroom blues music, then you're in for a whole world of self-made misery. Because this dusty Delta town-located at the fabled crossroads of Highway 61 and 49-literally wrote the book on blues and its authenticity seeps out of every juke joint, street corner and big old barbecue smoker.


  14. Deep Blues Festival helps boost continued rebirth in Clarksdale, MississippiRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2015 |

    For the second straight year, the Deep Blues Festival will be going down in the dusty Delta town of Clarksdale, Mississippi, a region where Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the devil and is now known as "Ground Zero" for blues lovers from every corner of the world. The festival will take place from Thursday, October 15th through Sunday, October 18th with legions of supremely talented but often unheralded musicians converging on Clarksdale for 4 days of blues and busking on downtown stages, street corners and the Juke Joint Chapel at the Shack Up Inn.


  15. Friday funeral for Bramlett, 1983 GOP nominee for Miss. govRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2015 | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Bramlett lived most of his life in Clarksdale, where he was a farmer and businessman. He was 92 when he died Monday at his son's home in Bedford, Texas.


  16. Bramlett, 1983 GOP nominee for Mississippi governor, diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... against the Democrat who defeated him, died Monday. He was 92. An employee at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale said Bramlett, a businessman and farmer, died at his son's home in Clarksdale. Plans for services ... The post Bramlett, ...


  17. Harmonica may be key to success for teen with Down syndromeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | State Journal

    ... As a blues musician, Deanna Isbill said one of the top things to do is to play at the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksdale, Mississippi, owned by Morgan Freeman. She explained to Leland who Freeman was by referencing a few films in which he's ...


  18. Tav Falco released a new LP and photo book, touring w/ Mike Watt & Toby Dammit in his bandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 | Brooklynvegan

    ... TN Oct 16 @ Maxine's Live Hot Springs, AR Oct 17 @ One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, LA Oct 18 @ Juke Joint Chapel Clarksdale, MS Oct 19 @ Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack Little Rock, AR Oct 20 @ Tip Top Deluxe Grand Rapids, MI Oct 21 @ Majestic ...


  19. West Point improves Region 1-5A positiioningRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2015 | Daily Times Leader

    ... record in parenthesis): 1. Oxford (3-0) 1. Lake Cormorant (3-0) 3. West Point (2-1) 3. Center Hill (2-1) 3. Clarksdale (2-1) 6. Lewisburg (0-3) 6. Saltillo (0-3) 6. New Hope (0-3) REGION 1-5A SCHEDULE (WEEK 4): Lake Cormorant at West Point; Oxford ...


  20. BWW Interview: Delving into the Mind of Actor Delvyn BrownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2015 |

    ... me a chance to interview Delvyn Brown, the Memphis actor who dazzled us in that role. DB: No. My family moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi from Detroit when he I was in the middle of my sophomore year of high school. General Motors bought the street ...


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