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WROX Radio, Clarksdale, Mississippi.From WROX:

Six funding grants were approved at yesterday’s public meeting of the Coahoma County Tourism Commission.  The board approved grants of $7500 for the Juke Joint Festival, $5500 for the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival, $3000 for the Deep Blues Festival, $1000 for the Birthplace of American Music Festival and $540 for the Delta Blues Museum.  The board also approved spending $300 for the “Welcome Aussies” reception on the Friday before this year’s Juke Joint Festival, and voted to send executive director Bubba O’Keefe to a one-week Southeast Tourism Society marketing course.  Nearly 30 minutes of the meeting was consumed with discussion about developing a smartphone app for a Clarksdale Walking Tour.

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