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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.


Willie Allen Williams

Willie Allen Williams, 95, a retired South Central Bell operator for 33 years, passed away Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Methodist University Hospital Central in Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. Williams was an active member of Clarksdale Baptist Church and the Euzlian Bible Class. She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club and the Woman’s Club. 



Ronald Wayne Shannon

Ronald Wayne Shannon, 55, of Greenwood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, A.C. and Mildred Gordon Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Shannon.


Betty Lou Stribling

Betty Lou Stribling, 90, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at the Greenbough Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksdale. 

Mrs. Stribling was born in Clarksdale on Aug. 7, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Farrar Huffman Cannon and Mary Ella Findley Cannon.




Jerry Lamar Farish

Jerry Lamar Farish, 67, a retired truck owner and electrician/maintenance employee at SA, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at his home in Grenada.

Mr. Farish was a member of the Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, VFW in Clarksdale and Marine Corps League in Clarksdale. He served his country in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps.




Coahoma County to receive nearly $8,400 from tax-forfeited property sales

By STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is releasing $507,404.48 to 49 counties across the state, and cities and schools within those counties, representing proceeds from recent tax-forfeited property sales. 

Among the counties receiving more than $5,000 is Coahoma County, which will receive $8,394.34 from 11 parcels.





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