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CCHS opens at West Bolivar

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Coahoma County High School football opens the season at West Bolivar at 7 p.m. Friday night.

The Red Panthers, a Region 3-2A school, were in the same district as the Eagles in 2018.

Coahoma County defeated West Bolivar in the second to last regular season game to help themselves get to the playoffs.



Slow down

Our View

Classes began across Coahoma County and Clarksdale this week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back on the street.

Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver.



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Downtown

As downtowns in many small communities slowly dry up, we want to encourage people to look at our downtown area and recognize how fortunate Clarkdale is.

Bound by a railroad on the east and a river on the south, Clarksdale’s downtown is compact and clearly defined.


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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.


Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.


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