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  Supervisors have delayed a decision on reducing the lease price for the Clarksdale hospital.
  Less than a half a percent of Coahoma County has contracted coronavirus over the past 79 days and the community reported three new cases Thursday.
  Clarksdale will see a rally and march Saturday evening in response to the death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis May 25.
  Clarksdale Public Utilities is urging customers to take a few simple steps that can make a big difference in their summertime cooling bills.
JONESTOWN—Gov. Tate Reeves has lifted restrictions allowing more businesses to open throughout the state of Mississippi, but with the amount of coronavirus cases in Jonestown, the town will still...

Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.







Clarksdale First Presbyterian Church brings nativity scene to life

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

For more than 50 years, people have come to the First Presybterian Church in Clarksdale on the nights before Christmas in hopes of seeing the enactment of Jesus Christ’s birth in a Bethlehem stable.

A steady, cold rain that fell Wednesday night, Dec. 19 didn’t deter onlookers and participants in this year’s live nativity scene.






Willie Allen Williams

Willie Allen Williams, 95, a retired South Central Bell operator for 33 years, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital Central in Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. Williams was an active member of Clarksdale Baptist Church and the Euzlian Bible Class. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club and the Woman’s Club. 


Ronald Wayne Shannon

Ronald Wayne Shannon, 55, of Greenwood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, A.C. and Mildred Gordon Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Shannon.


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Many Coahoma County residents may think of Casey Larry as a former basketball player for... READ MORE

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Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.

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Dorothy Mae Stevenson, 83, of Clarksdale died Sunday, May 31, 2020 at her home.