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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.







Clarksdale taxpayers will foot bill for intersection improvements

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Approximately a year from now, Clarksdale taxpayers will begin to pay for the new traffic signals and landscaping coming to three of the city’s gateway intersections.

In its meeting Monday afternoon, the Board of Mayor and Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution in support of a $1.2 million bond.


Jonestown leaders take to streets to preach peace

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

JONESTOWN — After several murders caused by shootings took place in Clarksdale in recent weeks, Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester decided to take action.

Lester held a “street ministry” across from city hall where pastors and members of the Jonestown community prayed in a circle with approximately 20 individuals on Nov. 20.




Lillie Mae Ivy

Lillie Mae Ivy, 86, of Clarksdale, died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial funeral home at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale.



Clarksdale's downtown Christmas parade, fireworks show will be Dec. 4

By STAFF REPORTS,

Christmas is coming to downtown Clarksdale the first week of December.

The annual downtown Christmas parade and fireworks show sponsored by the Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The fireworks show will be held over the Second Street bridge beginning at the end of the parade.



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Obituaries

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