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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.

“Giants Chronicles: The Incredible Story of Charlie Conerly” was a film that could hit home to many in Clarksdale and also create interest throughout the country.


Patsy James Walton

Patsy James Walton, 66, of Lyon, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at North Sunflower Medical Center in Ruleville.

Patsy was born in Bruce on Jan. 1, 1952, to Clinton and Mary Agnes James.  She grew up in Clarksdale and graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1969.







Benjamin Allen Crawford, III

Benjamin Allen Crawford, III, 64, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018, surrounded by his family, from complications following a liver transplant.

Ben was born in Clarksdale, on Feb. 27, 1954, to the late Benjamin Allen Crawford, Jr. and Juanita Crawford.




County to pick up hospital's payroll a third time; total now up to $3.3 million

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It turns out the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors must wire Curae Health Inc. money a third time to keep Northwest Mississippi Medical Center open.

The county wired Curae $1,239,565 on Nov. 5 from the county’s reserve fund to pay the employees and $954,784.17 on Nov. 19.


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Eugenia Ann “Susie” Bailey, 78, a Clarksdale resident who was a retired bookkeeper at John... READ MORE