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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.

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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Obituaries

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