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Clarksdale city officials got their first glimpse at the massive projects that lie ahead of them as they prepare to ask voters to approve a $17 million bond referendum this summer that they believe will help ease flooding.

The Corey L. Moore Sports and Recreation Complex in Clarksdale took another step towards becoming reality Thursday when the lead contractor on the project, CORE Construction, hosted a subcontractor fair.

The Clarksdale Police Department unveiled the city’s first substation on Monday and also hired a part-time investigator whose sole purpose will be dedicated to solving the city’s cold cases.

An electrical fire burned down a historical Jonestown home on three-and-a-half acres of land between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

There will be competition for the seat of tax assessor/collector in Coahoma County in the Tuesday, Aug. 6 primary election.

Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.







Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.







Clarksdale First Presbyterian Church brings nativity scene to life

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

For more than 50 years, people have come to the First Presybterian Church in Clarksdale on the nights before Christmas in hopes of seeing the enactment of Jesus Christ’s birth in a Bethlehem stable.

A steady, cold rain that fell Wednesday night, Dec. 19 didn’t deter onlookers and participants in this year’s live nativity scene.



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Peggy Ann Walters, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Belmont... READ MORE