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.
William Ellis Sneed, 79, passed away Saturday morning, March 23, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.
One neighboring county has implemented a program that has helped their public school system go from a failing grade to passing and has been a way for the community to come together.
The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi’s 19th annual Crystal Ball event on Jan. 19 in Hernando had a record-breaking year with a sellout crowd of 1,100 attendees, 73 sponsors and a live and silent auction.
Mary Jean Sykes, 66, of Clarksdale died Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Merit Health Hospital.
Stringer-Redmon Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
To the Editor:
When I think of our community, the phrase that comes to mind is “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
It’s summer in Mississippi. Sunshine is plentiful. But when you take a closer look at Clarksdale, there are many dark corners in need of sunlight.