With much fanfare and the cameras rolling, Clarksdale signed on the dotted line for a $7.4 million check to pay for infrastructure projects Monday.
The Mayor and Board of Commissioners will now allocated the money to begin construction on five and possibly six big street, drainage and flooding projects around the city.
Testing in Coahoma County last week has seen the number of new cases of COVID-19 rise with 33 new cases reported Thursday. There have been no new deaths reported since July 20.
The county reported 276 total cases as of Friday, July 17 and that number has skyrocketed with 350 new cases reported in just 13 days.
The number of coronavirus cases in Coahoma County continues to climb, but the number of fatalities has remained steady.
Coahoma County topped 500 cases on Saturday and is poised to add 100 by the weekend. The number of fatalities attributed to COVID-19 stands at seven and has for July 20.
People who choose to live in town give up some choices when they move inside the city limits.
Laws and ordinances let us know what the rules are and are designed to protect the quality of life for the thousands of people – young and old, rich and poor, black and white – who live in town.
The start of a $5 million series of city projects in Clarksdale began with a simple groundbreaking for a new sidewalk this week.
City officials and residents to benefit from the first project held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday afternoon before beginning the installation of new sidewalks on Madison Avenue.
Bipartisan legislation to help states, counties and municipalities offset the revenue losses caused by COVID-19 shelter-at-home decrees is being hammered out by Congress.
An estimated $500 billion in federal dollars will trickle down to Mississippi, Coahoama County, Clarksdale and ultimately those doing business with the city, county and state.