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You’ll soon be able to go to a deli/butcher/restaurant where you can pick out your choice of fresh meat from a Mississippi farm and have a top chef cook it up for you under a new concept coming to downtown Clarksdale.

County attorney Tom Ross, center, and other lawyers discuss the terms to keep the hospital open during a Board of Supervisors meeting. The photo was taken from the Facebook page of County Supervisor Derrell Washington, who took the photo.

Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has taken another step in its effort to avoid closure.

Edward Jenkins looks over the ballot Tuesday afternoon as he was casting his vote at the Roundaway precinct located in the old Sunflower School on Stanley Road.

While there were some questions answered in Tuesday’s general election, there remain a few races where the winners are still to be determined.

Clarksdale Architect Richard Dixon, second from right, takes a group on a tour of the new commercial kitchen at the Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc. warehouse. State Senator Robert Jackson, right, was one of several officials and staff members in attendance during the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Commercial Kitchen.

A program that assists local growers and women in agriculture will be expanding as a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for a new commercial kitchen in Clarksdale.

Neil Price, the relatively new voice of the Mississippi State football and basketball teams recently made his first visit to Clarksdale.

From her work with special children to helping those in search of affordable housing, Sally Powell has long been a part of the Clarksdale community.

County attorney Tom Ross, center, and other lawyers discuss the terms to keep the hospital open during a Board of Supervisors meeting. The photo was taken from the Facebook page of County Supervisor Derrell Washington, who took the photo.
Edward Jenkins looks over the ballot Tuesday afternoon as he was casting his vote at the Roundaway precinct located in the old Sunflower School on Stanley Road.
Clarksdale Architect Richard Dixon, second from right, takes a group on a tour of the new commercial kitchen at the Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc. warehouse. State Senator Robert Jackson, right, was one of several officials and staff members in attendance during the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Commercial Kitchen.

Rebecca Ethel Johnson

Rebecca Ethel Johnson, 83, an activities director at the SLA Jones Activity Center, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. 

Mrs. Johnson was a member of Riverside Baptist Church and the VFW Auxiliary.




Edward Jenkins looks over the ballot Tuesday afternoon as he was casting his vote at the Roundaway precinct located in the old Sunflower School on Stanley Road.

Local incumbent judges Haney, Webster re-elected; levee board hopefuls McGlown, Hunter will meet in Nov. 27 runoff election

By MICHAEL BANKS,

While there were some questions answered in Tuesday’s general election, there remain a few races where the winners are still to be determined.

Locally, Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster and County Judge Kent Haney both won re-election to their seats, as did Congressman Bennie Thompson.








Clarksdale native Blackburn honored with scholarship at alma mater

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Clarksdale native Judith Goodwin Blackburn served with excellence for 37 years at the Southern Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company in Mississippi.

A Mississippi College accounting graduate, Blackburn worked as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer at the time of her passing in Jackson in July 2018.




St. Elizabeth School honor roll

St. Elizabeth School recently announced its honor roll for the first nine week grading period.

Pastor’s List (All A’s) honors went to sixth-grader Rachel Thornton, fourth-graders Cooper Flowers, Colton Dixon, Harris Stonestreet and Kayln Matthews, and third-graders Lucy Beth Anthony and Callie Jo Griffin.


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