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Clarksdale city officials will be asking the city’s voters to approve a $17 million bond referendum this summer that they believe will help ease flooding.

A Clarksdale man was sentenced to life in prison after a Coahoma County jury recently found him guilty in the 2013 killing of a 61-year-old grocery store owner the day after Christmas.

A Clarksdale man will spend the rest of his life in prison after he was found guilty Wednesday, Jan.

The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors will be appealing the Mississippi Supreme Court’s ruling issued earlier this month that would allow the city of Clarksdale to annex three areas currently...

John Craig Amerson, who works in the city of Clarksdale’s public works department was recently recognized as the city’s Employee of the Month for January.

“Giants Chronicles: The Incredible Story of Charlie Conerly” was a film that could hit home to many in Clarksdale and also create interest throughout the country.




Joan Chappell

Joan Chappell, 70, a retail sales employee at Fred’s and native of Belden, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Rosewood Assisted Living in Tupelo. 


Dominic Tavoleti

Dominic Tavoleti, 85, of Clarksdale, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at his home.

He was born in Coahoma County to Mary Tarzi Tavoleti and Fred Tavoleti on Jan. 8, 1934. 



Shirley Tollison Stanley

Shirley Tollison Stanley, 79, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Mrs. Stanley was born in Pell City, Ala. She spent most of her life in Clarksdale, until moving to Nesbit to live with her daughter.








Migrant education program will be offered at Sherard Elementary School

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

The Coahoma County School District Board of Trustees approved a request by the Mississippi Department of Education to host a Migrant Education After-School program at Sherard Elementary School.

The MDE will fund the program, paying the salaries of all teachers involved in the exercise, as well as meals and snacks served.


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Eugenia Ann “Susie” Bailey, 78, a Clarksdale resident who was a retired bookkeeper at John... READ MORE