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Weather created issues on the Saturday of Juke Joint Festival weekend for the third consecutive year.

Colleen Buyers from Jade Lake Media out of San Francisco has been putting together a GPS walking tour of approximately 1.4 miles about the history of Clarksdale.

Members of the police and fire departments from the city of Clarksdale and Coahoma County got together Friday for the first-ever Fireman’s Challenge.

At least one member of a board that oversees a youth program in Coahoma County said he has no interest in serving as an advisor.

Dione Thomas believes it’s discipline that makes a good drummer and a willingness to devote countless hours of playing to perfecting the craft.

Two of the top leaders of a state organization geared toward serving industry were impressed with the workforce found in Coahoma County during a recent visit here.

Joyce Holloway Simpson

Joyce Holloway Simpson, 86, a Clarksdale resident and music teacher since 1958, died Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at Oxford Health and Rehab.

Mrs. Simpson accompanied her husband for 65 years in his ministry of music. She also was a member of the Wind Assemble and member and organist at Riverside Baptist Church.








Clarksdale Public Utilities agrees to $500 sponsorship for 'A Taste of Clarksdale'

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Clarksdale Public Utilities board approved a $500 sponsorship for Coahoma Opportunities Inc.’s “A Taste of Clarksdale.”

“A Taste of Clarksdale” will be held to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium, where people will be able to purchase tickets and get food at different stations.






H.D. King, Jr.

H.D. King, Jr., 92, who was retired from Wonder Bread, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at his home in Clarksdale.

Mr. King was a Mason and an avid gardener.



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Obituaries

Curtis Butler, Jr., 56, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Smyrna, Tenn.