The new Amtrak station in Marks has arrived and will be a huge asset to many surrounding communities, including Coahoma County. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was Friday night and many public officials from throughout the state were present to witness the historic event.
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On the grounds of a church that was formed in the days of segregation, white students from a Minnesota college entertained and formed friendships with black children from Clarksdale on a recent weekday afternoon.
When Lea Ann Byrd sees a need, she takes it upon herself to offer a remedy.
And when she looked at Coahoma County and the surrounding towns in the Delta, she saw an area that was being greatly underserved and in need of a new medical facility.
MARKS — Amtrak trains have a stop in Marks as of Friday afternoon when the ribbon-cutting took place.
Begining in nearly two weeks, the City of New Orleans train going southbound will stop in Marks at 8:01 a.m. each day The train going northbound will stop in Marks at 8:31 p.m. each night.
Approximately 75 Coahoma County residents came together outside of the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium on Thursday for an annual National Day of Prayer service.
The Rev. Joel Stroud, who has been the pastor of Lyon Baptist Church for the past 28 years, began overseeing the event during his second year.
The price tag for a proposed athletic and recreation complex in Clarksdale has shrunk as developers put together the final details before seeking funding for the massive project.
Once sporting a $52 million construction bill, the Corey L. Moore Sports and Recreation Complex would now be built for an estimated $39 million.
It was a five-year process, but the safe room is officially open at Coahoma Community College.
JONESTOWN — Jonestown Mayor Kenny Lester announced Monday he expects the city to have a full police department of at least three officers by the beginning of July.
Tuesday, May 1
Nothing was taken from a residence burglarized in the 600 block of Florida Street.
Over $1,000 was stolen from a residence in the 200 block of Pearson Street, while a business in the 400 block of North State Street suffered the loss of power tools and hand tools in a burglary.
Clarksdale received some national attention on Tuesday, May 1, in an article in The New York Times highlighting Mississippi’s literary trail.