“Freight rail investments enable Mississippi’s businesses to ship goods more efficiently, reach new domestic and international markets, and provide more jobs in our communities. Rail access was a major factor in Nissan North America’s decision to build an assembly plant in our state, creating over 5,000 jobs. And having a rail line here in Clarksdale is a big selling point in attracting industry.”

Mayor Bill Luckett took office in 2013. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi Law School, and currently practices with the Luckett Tyner Law Firm, P.A., which has offices in Clarksdale and Sumner, Mississippi. He serves as the senior litigator, specializing in trying lawsuits in federal and state courts.

Luckett is also co-owner with actor Morgan Freeman of Ground Zero Blues Club, a restaurant/live music “juke joint” on Blues Alley in Clarksdale that is known worldwide. He has appeared on the Food Network, CNN, Turner South Broadcasting, NPR, CBS radio as well as in national newspapers and numerous television interviews broadcast both nationally and internationally. Luckett tirelessly promotes tourism in the Mississippi Delta.

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