At Monday’s meeting of the Board of Mayor and Commissioners, one of the most discussed topics wasn’t on the agenda. Clarksdale Police Department Chief Whit Read said the district attorney’s office has stopped prosecuting a lot of drug crimes as felonies, which in the past, gave CPD leverage to get information on other drug crimes in town.
Metso has announced it will close its Clarksdale manufacturing plant effective Oct. 28, 2016.
Meeting again at the Thomas E. Shaw School of Excellence, the Clarksdale Municipal School District Board of Trustees held their regular monthly meeting last week and decided to hold another meeting this week to decide the fate of the Tynes Administration Building on Friars Point Road.
Clarksdale police have arrested James Bryant, a 28-year-old male, and charged him with one count of aggravated assault that occurred Sunday morning, May 15. He is charged with cutting a male subject while inside a residence in the 200 block of Oakhurst Avenue. Police have also arrested Ladrius Muskin in connection with this incident and charged him with armed robbery and one count of accessory after the fact to aggravated assault. Bond has yet to be set.
Griot Youth Arts closing ceremony was held for all Griot students last week at Griot, 278 Sunflower Ave. in downtown Clarksdale. Seven seniors graduated from the program with family, friends, volunteers, mentors and staff attending the event. The ceremony was followed by dinner with those attending.
At Wednesday’s meeting of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors, David Marsh of Benchmark Construction Corp. came forward and told the board what they already needed to know: The county needs a new jail.
After 43 years at the Carnegie Public Library, longtime children’s librarian Mona Barrett will retire this month, and she said what she’ll miss the most are her smallest patrons.
The MSU Bulldogs claimed their 11th SEC championship on the last day of conference play.
DSU’s Dalton Moats threw a complete game in the first game of the doubleheader against NSU in Tampa.
From left, Watermelon Slim, Deak Harp and Carson Diersing perform on the Delta Blues Museum stage this weekend during the first annual Mississippi Saxophone Fest.
Due to a global downturn in the manufacturing economy, Metso will close its Clarksdale plant in October.