The Early Wright Blues Heritage Award at the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival rarely goes to a musician.
This year, James “Super Chikan” Johnson not only won the award, but he was surprised with the honor at the main stage in Clarksdale on Saturday night.
The 31st annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival paid homage to the Delta Blues Museum with its scheduling Friday night.
One year ago, Coahoma County was scrambling to put a coaching staff and roster together two weeks prior to the football season.
Things are different headed into 2018 as new coach Mario Lane, who came from Ruleville, had the summer to work with athletes and hire three assistant coaches.
Coahoma County’s population has decreased by close to 3,000 residents since 2010, according to U.S. Census data, and local high school coaches are feeling the impact with fewer talented athletes on their teams.
The estimated population was 26,145 in 2010 and it dropped to an estimated 23,154 in 2017.
School is almost here and local administrators are preparing for the 2018-19 academic year.
Some school systems are experiencing with changes in policy, while others are dealing with personnel matters, but all are putting the finishing touches on everything in the final days of summer vacation.
The show must go on.
With Clarksdale Public Utilities general manager Mark Johnson, chief financial officer Steve Reed and director of communications and public relations Chris Campos suspended with pay pending an investigation, others are taking on their responsibilities to try and meet the needs of customers.