Robert Blake Ashmore was convicted this morning of first-degree murder of Mason Howard, 19, with a 12-gauge shotgun on April 9, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The verdict came in a jury trial in second circuit judge Al Smith’s courtroom.
A settlement was reached at the bankruptcy hearing in Nashville, Tenn., in the courtroom of Judge Charles M. Walker Thursday that will allow the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors to take the next step and find a buyer for Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.
Residents of the city of Clarksdale will vote on whether or not to have an urban renewal structure to finance bonds up to $5 million to correct flooding issues in an Aug. 6 special election.
More than half the voters must approve to finance the bond in the election.
The future of public education in Clarksdale was the topic of discussion during a forum the Mississippi Humanities Council put together at Meraki Roasting Co. Tuesday night.
Aallyah Wright, a reporter for Mississippi Today, talked about the importance of finding solutions to the problems experienced in the area.
Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover, who has served as Tennessee State University president since Jan. 2, 2013, was the keynote speaker at the 67th Coahoma Community College graduation ceremony and sent a message about the importance of getting involved.
JONESTOWN — After nearly 10 months of Jonestown being without a city attorney, Clarksdale municipal judge Derek Hopson was unanimously approved by the city council to fill the position during the Monday, May 6, meeting.