The Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners unanimously gave its approval Monday night to a non-discrimination ordinance that welcomes all and, according to one of its main proponents, “preaches the same thing: love and inclusion.”
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In addition to all the duties associated with being the head football coach at a small junior college in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, Steve Miller has learned that perhaps one of his most important tasks is that of being salesman.
The numbers don’t look good at Lee Academy. But they are up from a year ago.
“We have 26 kids out this year,” said Colts Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Rick Johnston.
“That is five more than we had a year ago. So that’s good.”
One year ago, Coahoma County was scrambling to put a coaching staff and roster together two weeks prior to the football season.
Things are different headed into 2018 as new coach Mario Lane, who came from Ruleville, had the summer to work with athletes and hire three assistant coaches.
Coahoma County’s population has decreased by close to 3,000 residents since 2010, according to U.S. Census data, and local high school coaches are feeling the impact with fewer talented athletes on their teams.
The estimated population was 26,145 in 2010 and it dropped to an estimated 23,154 in 2017.
Aug. 6, 2018
Eleanor Herren, 86, of Lilburn, Ga., passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Oscar Herren, in 2013.
Rubye Brown Cosby
Aug. 7, 2018
Rubye Brown Cosby, 88, of Jonestown, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.
Cynthia l. Johnson
July 28, 2018
Cynthia I. Johnson, 56, of Lyon, died Saturday, July 28, 2018, at Christ Memorial Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill.