Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is projected to be selected in the first or second round of the NFL Draft this weekend, but the Clarksdale native has not forgotten his roots.
Weather created issues on the Saturday of Juke Joint Festival weekend for the third consecutive year.
Heavy rain and storms caused vendors throughout downtown Clarksdale to leave early in the day.
Colleen Buyers from Jade Lake Media out of San Francisco has been putting together a GPS walking tour of approximately 1.4 miles about the history of Clarksdale.
The walking tour can be downloaded on a phone and individuals have an opportunity to learn about the history of the community.
FRIARS POINT — History in Clarksdale and Coahoma County extends well beyond the blues.
Residents of Friars Point attempted to show some of that history during the Juke Joint Festival on Friday when two shuttle bus tours went from the tourism office in Clarksdale all the way to the North Delta Museum in Friars Point.
The Coahoma County School District was paying in the neighborhood of $70,000 to Coahoma Early College High School for transportation, but the amount was higher than it should have been.
JONESTOWN — The Jonestown City Council voted to approve changing two street names after two longtime residents during its monthly meeting in April, but some steps must be taken before everything is finalized.
Madison Street would be named after Betty Baugh, while Harrison Avenue would be named after Celia Gooden.
JONESTOWN — Jonestown has been without a city attorney for the past six months.
Carlos Moore was fired as the city attorney back in October 2018 and four candidates have expressed interest since then. Mayor Kenny Lester originally planned to veto Moore’s firing, but Moore asked him not to.
Students from St. Elizabeth Catholic School are participating in a “backpack project” to help feed needy children who would otherwise have to go hungry all weekend.
This is the third year of the project and Immaculate Conception and St. Elizabeth Catholic churches partnered to make it happen.
FRIARS POINT — When Friars Point resident Sue Craig spoke about people carelessly exceeding the speed limit in their vehicles during Tuesday’s city council meeting, mayor James Washington spoke about relief that is on the way.