The problem of crime in Clarksdale took center stage Monday afternoon with one resident saying she no longer feels safe in her hometown and the city’s mayor vowing to clean up a police department that he claims has been tainted by corruption and ineptitude for some 15 years.
That is one expensive bandage the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors applied earlier this week to that looming massive cut to the community in the form of the closing of the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.
Kelvin Towers leads the Coahoma Community College concert choir during its performance at Sunday evening’s Choral Music Festival held at The Pinnacle on the CCC campus. Among the choir members shown are in the front, from left, Tanisha Byrd, Speccial Nash, Rachel McCain and Nijah Splounge.
For many folks, the thought of sitting at a desk, poring over financial numbers and shrinking budgets while balancing the pleas of an angry taxpayer with the demands of an elected city official would have them saying, “Thanks, but no thanks.” But for Cathy Clark, it’s not just a job she likes, it’s a job she loves.