Although Delta blues is the centerpiece of Clarksdale’s Sunflower River Blues Festival, it’s also been a showcase for North Mississippi Hill Country Blues and Bentonia-style blues, says Melvita Tillis Presley, festival chair and daughter of the late blues historian Melville Tillis.
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1300 block of Industrial Park Drive: 50-hp Mercury boat motor stolen.
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A Mississippi-based company is currently offering a product they believe will help limit mosquitoes and make outdoor life a little more comfortable for Delta residents.
Amanda Johnson, executive director of the Clarksale Collegiate Charter School, welcomes first-grader Ra’Khylan Walker on Wednesday’s opening day for the state’s newest charter school and the first in the Mississippi Delta.
The college prep school is located on the campus of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street.
One manufacturing plant in Clarksdale is seeing tremendous growth as it’s already doubled its work force in the last four months and is in the process of seeking more workers.
As work begins on making final preparations for the 2020 U.S. Census, Coahoma County and the state of Mississippi are recording some of the highest scores in the nation.
However, in this case, the higher the score is not what you’re aiming for.
The Mississippi Delta is a vast, open land with mostly rural towns and its residents spread out from north, south, east and west.
For two days in mid July, those separate factions come together in Clarksdale to brainstorm, form relationships and share ideas to improve life in the Delta.
Some of the oldest and tallest magnolia trees in Clarksdale got a trimming last week.
Jackie Massey has lived at the stately home at 154 W. Second St. for the past 44 years, the majority of them with her husband, Rudolph, who passed away in April 2017 at 88 years of age.
Some of the key figures who ensured that Malaco Records would last 50 years were on hand Thursday at the unveiling of the newest exhibit at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.