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As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement would like to remind area parent
Grant part of federal projects aimed at six Mississippi counties
The Rock & Blues Museum gave a check for $5,000 to Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort and Shelter (CARES) Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.
Faith Based Spiritual House hopes to open this fall and bring a new direction to fighting addiction, gangs, depression and homelessness in Clarksdale.
Our View Classes began across Coahoma County and Clarksdale this week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back on the street.

Kathleen Avant Dew

Kathleen Avant Dew, 59, a homemaker and resident of Lyon, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Mike Dew of Lyon; her mother, Birdie Hughes Avant of Clarksdale; a brother, Randy Avant of Lyon; and a sister, July Ann Avant of Clarksdale.






Juke Joint Festival attendees travel to North Delta Museum

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

FRIARS POINT — History in Clarksdale and Coahoma County extends well beyond the blues.

Residents of Friars Point attempted to show some of that history during the Juke Joint Festival on Friday when two shuttle bus tours went from the tourism office in Clarksdale all the way to the North Delta Museum in Friars Point.



Food, fun served at annual Taste of Clarksdale

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.


Local police officers, firefighters, city officials compete in Fireman's Challenge

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.

The event, held at the Clarksdale Fire Department on Desoto Avenue, was similar to the grueling, physical test that candidates must pass in order to become a firefighter.




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Sports

After weather delayed the tennis clinic Rivers Humber put together for Saturday morning at Nosef... READ MORE

Obituaries

Eddie Stimage, 74, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Meridian Regional Hospital in... READ MORE

Social

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Opinion:

Our View Classes began across Coahoma County and Clarksdale this week and if you drive a vehicle... READ MORE

Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary... READ MORE