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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.

Douglas Wasson Shearer

Douglas Wasson Shearer, 79, of Clarksdale, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at the Northwest Missississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale, just one mile from where he was born.

He was born Dec. 27, 1938, son of the late William and Beatrice Brown Shearer.

James E. Wheeler

James  E.  Wheeler, 71, of Clarksdale, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at the Greenbough  Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksdale.

Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Delta Burial funeral home at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale.

Over 850 Coahoma County residents give thanks for Community Thanksgiving Meal


Some 850 people in Coahoma County received a Thanksgiving meal this year through the efforts of a mixture of volunteers and businesses as part of an outpouring of support that dates back nearly 40 years.

The Community Thanksgiving Meal was served up Thursday morning at The Care Station at 318 Delta 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