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The final two graduations for high schools in Coahoma County will be held this week.
Clarksdale High School’s graduation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Pinnacle at Coahoma Community College. Taylor Harris is the valedictorian and Aerial Glasper is the salutatorian.
A building devoted to African-American history and culture will be an added tourist attraction, as well as a cultural addition to Clarksdale, says a leader of a group promoting the idea.
The new football/track complex at Clarksdale High School took center stage during the Clarksdale Municipal School District’s meeting Thursday.
The board approved the sale of $8.5 million in bonds to fund the construction of the complex, while the latter part of the meeting was devoted to whose name will adorn the complex.
Eddie Charles “Smitty” Smith’s roots in Coahoma County were deeply imbedded.
Eddie Charles “Smitty” Smith was born on Nov. 27, 1935, to the late Emres and Rosie Lee Cole-Smith in Friars Point. He passed away Monday, May 14, 2018.
Smitty joined Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Dr. L. C. Tyler.
Ruby Maurice Gordon Willis, 82, died at her home in Stewart on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
She was born in Coahoma County on April 27, 1936, to Odes Lee and Ruby Corinne Robertson Gordon.
She was a retired employee of Choctaw County Schools and a retired seamstress.
There was a certain something about Jimmy Lee Brown that would get Anna Kunkel’s attention as she looked over the men and women bunched together, seeking shelter, seeking comfort, seeking anything better than what they had.
They were Chicago’s homeless.
FRIARS POINT — The names of two streets were officially changed in Friars Point after recent dedications were held to commemorate the occasion.
Seventeen of the 26 seniors from the Lee Academy graduating class of 2018 were spotted on camera breaking into the school and vandalizing property on the night of Tuesday, May 15.