Mayor Chuck Espy
Mayor Chuck Espy and Board of Supervisors President Johnny Newson have ordered a city-wide shutdown in the wake of the coronavirus being reported in Coahoma County.
In a sweeping move, Espy said there will be no gatherings of more than 10 people in the city, his statement was echoed by Newson for the county.
With concerns about not being able to provide services, particularly at the city pool next summer, the Clarksdale Parks Commission did not pass a budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that began in October during the September meeting.
The Bahama Islands were recently hit by Hurricane Dorian and are still experiencing the effects of that storm, and Clarksdale’s mayor and a local business have put out the call to help those who are hurting.