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You’ll soon be able to go to a deli/butcher/restaurant where you can pick out your choice of fresh meat from a Mississippi farm and have a top chef cook it up for you under a new concept coming to downtown Clarksdale.

County attorney Tom Ross, center, and other lawyers discuss the terms to keep the hospital open during a Board of Supervisors meeting. The photo was taken from the Facebook page of County Supervisor Derrell Washington, who took the photo.

Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has taken another step in its effort to avoid closure.

Edward Jenkins looks over the ballot Tuesday afternoon as he was casting his vote at the Roundaway precinct located in the old Sunflower School on Stanley Road.

While there were some questions answered in Tuesday’s general election, there remain a few races where the winners are still to be determined.

Clarksdale Architect Richard Dixon, second from right, takes a group on a tour of the new commercial kitchen at the Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc. warehouse. State Senator Robert Jackson, right, was one of several officials and staff members in attendance during the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Commercial Kitchen.

A program that assists local growers and women in agriculture will be expanding as a groundbreaking ceremony was recently held for a new commercial kitchen in Clarksdale.

Neil Price, the relatively new voice of the Mississippi State football and basketball teams recently made his first visit to Clarksdale.

From her work with special children to helping those in search of affordable housing, Sally Powell has long been a part of the Clarksdale community.

County attorney Tom Ross, center, and other lawyers discuss the terms to keep the hospital open during a Board of Supervisors meeting. The photo was taken from the Facebook page of County Supervisor Derrell Washington, who took the photo.
Edward Jenkins looks over the ballot Tuesday afternoon as he was casting his vote at the Roundaway precinct located in the old Sunflower School on Stanley Road.
Clarksdale Architect Richard Dixon, second from right, takes a group on a tour of the new commercial kitchen at the Mississippi Delta Council for Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc. warehouse. State Senator Robert Jackson, right, was one of several officials and staff members in attendance during the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Commercial Kitchen.
Diane Pimpton is shown inside the MAP of Easton Inc. plant in Clarksdale earlier this year. Originally hired as a temp in the plant’s office in 2000, she’s been the plant manager of the Clarksdale facility for the past four years.

Willingness to work

By JOSH TROY,

Hard work and making a difference in her community has been the story of Diane Pimpton’s life.

Pimpton, the plant manager of MAP of Easton Inc. in Clarksdale and owner of the convenience store and gas station Double Dy Express in Tutwiler, is a Webb native and 1989 West Tallahatchie High School graduate.


Johnson directs students to be quiet during the opening assembly for the charter school on its opening day.

Head of the class

By JOSH TROY,

Amanda Johnson founded KIPP Delta Elementary Literacy Academy in Helena-West Helena, Ark., in 2009 and spent seven years running the school, but her dream was to make a difference in Clarksdale - the community where she lived.














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