FRIARS POINT — The Friars Point Community Action Club has been organizing Friars Point Day annually for more than 35 years, but in recent years, there has not been much activity to celebrate the occasion.
Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night to kickoff the 2019 football season.
Coahoma County High School will play Leflore County at 5 p.m., and another game will be at 6 p.m.
Elgton Jenkins has spent his entire football career in Mississippi, first playing for the Clarksdale Wildcats before graduating in 2014 and then the Mississippi State Bulldogs, but he will begin his NFL career in a city he has never seen in person.
Local attorney Joe Gibbs has been practicing law for 48 years and received one of his biggest honors in February with a lifetime achievement award from the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association during the annual meeting at the Embassy Suites in Ridgeland.
At least one member of a board that oversees a youth program in Coahoma County said he has no interest in serving as an advisor.
The Concerned Citizens of Clarksdale have had some of their issues with Clarksdale Public Utilities addressed, but other matters remain unsolved.
Ray Sykes is the organization’s president and George Fields is the vice president. They addressed several issues with utility rates during both CPU and town meetings in 2018.
Bobby Rush will be a headliner at the second annual Red’s Old Timers Blues Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 25 on Memorial Day weekend.
Clarksdale resident Alcorn Russell has been at a disadvantage for several years, but that did not stop him from winning the 2018 Magnolia Mississippi Chapter of Safari Club International Greg Kitchens Outstanding Hunter Award.