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  PeopleShores of Clarkdale took two big steps today on its journey to bring the Silicon Valley to the Mississippi Delta.
ITTA BENA — Quick starts enabled the Coahoma County High School boys and girls to earn double-digit victories in the quarterfinals of the Class 2A state tournament against New Site at Mississippi
Local youth at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Clarksdale helped recognize black leaders in the community and demonstrated the struggle many went through in the
Planters Bank hosted their 100 year anniversary celebration for employees on Feb. 17, with motivational speaker Morris Morrison, entertaining and inspiring the crowd.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Howard D. Catchings Golf Driving Range and Putting Green will be held in Lambert at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29.

CPU customers ask state official for help with high utility bills

By JOSH TROY THE PRESS REGISTER,

Local residents have taken issue with high Clarksdale Public Utilities bills and Brandon Presley from the Mississippi Public Service Commission northern district heard the concerns and provided local citizens with options in a public hearing held at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium on Tuesday night.








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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