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The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High School and the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs this week.
Coahoma Early College High School lost just one regular season game, but the playoffs is when it really counts.
The Lee Academy boys basketball team is in the Class 3A MAIS state tournament at Canton Academy beginning with a game at 5:15 p.m. today against Columbia Academy.
Registration for 2020 Youth Incorporated baseball  and softball will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 21  at Bear’s Fitness Center at 1015 Lee Dr. #1.
The Coahoma County Tourism Commission’s $15,000 allocation for the Juke Joint Festival topped the grant approvals for three local festivals coming up in Clarksdale in 2020.






Cathy Clark is shown outside of the Clarksdale City Hall on Sunflower Avenue on a recent morning. Clark went to work for the city on Dec. 1, 1988, as an accounts payable clerk and became the city’s chief deputy clerk in March 1995.  She became the Clarksdale city clerk in July 2001, a position she’s held for more than 17 years now.

The heart of the city

By MICHAEL BANKS,

For many folks, the thought of sitting at a desk, poring over financial numbers and shrinking budgets while balancing the pleas of an angry taxpayer with the demands of an elected city official would have them saying, “Thanks, but no thanks.”
But for Cathy Clark, it’s not just a job she likes, it’s a job she loves.




Diane Pimpton is shown inside the MAP of Easton Inc. plant in Clarksdale earlier this year. Originally hired as a temp in the plant’s office in 2000, she’s been the plant manager of the Clarksdale facility for the past four years.

Willingness to work

By JOSH TROY,

Hard work and making a difference in her community has been the story of Diane Pimpton’s life.

Pimpton, the plant manager of MAP of Easton Inc. in Clarksdale and owner of the convenience store and gas station Double Dy Express in Tutwiler, is a Webb native and 1989 West Tallahatchie High School graduate.


Johnson directs students to be quiet during the opening assembly for the charter school on its opening day.

Head of the class

By JOSH TROY,

Amanda Johnson founded KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Helena-West Helena, Ark., in 2009 and spent seven years running the school, but her dream was to make a difference in Clarksdale - the community where she lived.





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The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High... READ MORE

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Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing... READ MORE

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Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing... READ MORE