Thirty-five sixth through eighth graders from Coahoma and Quitman counties had the awesome opportunity of gaining more knowledge in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science through Tri-County Workforce Alliance’s Academy of Science, Reading and Mathematics for Potential Health Care Professionals, a year-around program that has been in ex
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The Rock & Blues Museum gave a check for $5,000 to Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort and Shelter (CARES) Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.
Eddie Stimage, 74, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Meridian Regional Hospital in Meridian. He was born June 16, 1945 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Johnetta Stimage. He served in the United States Army/E5.
Sardis Lake is the site of the 30th Annual Dragonfly Sprint Triathlon on Saturday, August 24. Presented by P.R. Event Management, the event begins at 8 a.m. on the sandy white beach at Cypress Point on the Lower Lake at Sardis Reservoir.
Robert Blake Ashmore was convicted this morning of first-degree murder of Mason Howard, 19, with a 12-gauge shotgun on April 9, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The verdict came in a jury trial in second circuit judge Al Smith’s courtroom.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
Ronald Claude (Ronnie) Wilson, Jr. , formerly of Clarksdale, died July 19,2019 in McNeill at the age of 74. Services are at West Union Church, at 11 a.m. July 27,2019.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
A man charged in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Nikolus TaShawn White, 19, had his request for bond denied by Clarksdale Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson and White remains lodged in the Coahoma County Jail.
A 41-year-old Clarksdale man was shot and killed by an officer with the Clarksdale Police Department, who was investigating a reported prowler on Saturday night in a quiet residential area near downtown Clarksdale.
Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.
Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.
It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.
As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.
Mamie Nell Williams, 74, of Marks, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.
A public viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Paradise Baptist Church in Marks.
There are times when a writer is too explicit.
The first time it happened to me was right here in Clarksdale. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats played a football game in Corinth one Friday night and were beaten handily. As I remember it, the score was 36-6. The headline I wrote said: “Tame Turtles lose to Corinth, 36-6.”
It costs approximately $70,000 each year for organizers to put together the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival each August in downtown Clarksdale.
Big Spring, which is a group of seventh- through 10th-graders in the local Spring Initiative program, are spending Wednesday and Thursday in Nashville as part of their spring break in an effort to expand their horizons.
All 14 children will be participating in the High Ropes obstacle course, which is a team-building exercise.
Velma Archer, 78, of Clarksdale died Wednesday April 24, 2019, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. She was born on Sept. 6, 1940 in Yazoo City.
A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. James Temple Church of God in Christ in Clarksdale. Bishop T.T. Scott will officiate.