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Clarksdale city officials got their first glimpse at the massive projects that lie ahead of them as they prepare to ask voters to approve a $17 million bond referendum this summer that they believe will help ease flooding.

The Corey L. Moore Sports and Recreation Complex in Clarksdale took another step towards becoming reality Thursday when the lead contractor on the project, CORE Construction, hosted a subcontractor fair.

The Clarksdale Police Department unveiled the city’s first substation on Monday and also hired a part-time investigator whose sole purpose will be dedicated to solving the city’s cold cases.

An electrical fire burned down a historical Jonestown home on three-and-a-half acres of land between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

There will be competition for the seat of tax assessor/collector in Coahoma County in the Tuesday, Aug. 6 primary election.

Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.

Migrant education program will be offered at Sherard Elementary School

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Coahoma County School District Board of Trustees approved a request by the Mississippi Department of Education to host a Migrant Education After-School program at Sherard Elementary School.

The MDE will fund the program, paying the salaries of all teachers involved in the exercise, as well as meals and snacks served.




Mary Lois Pearson Jordan Owens

Mrs. Mary Lois Pearson Jordan Owens, 93, of Union City, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral, beginning at 5 p.m.












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Peggy Ann Walters, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Belmont... READ MORE