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A Clarksdale man was sentenced Feb. 5 to life in prison for the murder of a man in a Clarksdale park in September 2017.

Clarksdale city officials will be asking the city’s voters to approve a $17 million bond referendum this summer that they believe will help ease flooding.

A Clarksdale man was sentenced to life in prison after a Coahoma County jury recently found him guilty in the 2013 killing of a 61-year-old grocery store owner the day after Christmas.

A Clarksdale man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was found guilty Wednesday, Jan.

The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors will be appealing the Mississippi Supreme Court’s ruling issued earlier this month that would allow the city of Clarksdale to annex three areas currently...

John Craig Amerson, who works in the city of Clarksdale’s public works department was recently recognized as the city’s Employee of the Month for January.

Dickie D. Harris

Dickie D. Harris, 84, a retired salesman, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at his home in Clarksdale surrounded by his loving family. 

Mr. Harris was a dedicated member of Riverside Baptist Church. He always enjoyed time with his family.

Donald Smith, Jr.

Donald Smith, Jr., 59, a retired machinist and welder from Lyon, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.

Work on new bus facility for county schools could begin in spring '19


Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.

The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.

Rickey D. Walker

Rickey D. Walker, 32, of Sikeston, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Delta Burial funeral home at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale.



Florence Dotson, 63, of Clarksdale, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at her home.

Weddings & Engagements

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov.... READ MORE