STARKVILLE -- Cotton and corn acreage in Mississippi are more than 30% below March projections, while growers of soybeans and peanuts planted much more than initially forecasted.
Tens of thousands of yellow and orange cosmos, bask in the Mississippi Delta sunshine on the banks of the Sunflower River in Martin Luther King Park this week. The flowers were planted this spring and have provided the perfect place for senior pictures, family picnics and for couples just looking for a pretty vista and a quiet moment. Contractor Tommy Walton said his crew was busy Tuesday building a walking trail in the park and added the flowers should be in full bloom over the next two weeks.
FRIARS POINT—Neal Mitchell is the new police chief of Friars Point.
The city council unanimously appointed Mitchell to the position during Tuesday’s monthly meeting.
Former police chief Tracy Vance was terminated in 2019.
COVID-19 stopped many businesses and institutions, but it has not stopped CARE Station from serving the hungry of this community.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will host their fourth mobile food pantry distribution at the Expo Center next week. Approximately 13-tons of food was distributed in their last effort.
Lonnie B. Tugle, 89, of Clarksdale died June 24, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in March, all sorts of questions entered my mind when it came to local sports.
I raised some of those issues in previous columns, but I figured as the days, weeks and months progressed; we would have a much better idea of the direction for 2020-21 sports in Coahoma County.
Despite a massive economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Legislature passed its traditional annual bond bill that will add $291 million to the state’s indebtedness.
U.S. Senators Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., today announced the award of $71,460,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to ) to construct 15.6 miles of the Greenville Bypass Freight Corridor.
Richard Ira Gates, 60, Clarksdale died March 17, 2020 at his residence. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. March 27, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 1 p.m. March 28, 2020 at Liberty Missionary Baptist Church. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest
Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.
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.
Ca’Stancia Leroyce Sonley, 37, of Clarksdale died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis.
A family viewing will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
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.
FedEx Corp. is supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 20. The museums will also be open free of charge Saturday, January 18, and Sunday, January 19.
Gloria Tarzi Ryals, 90, of Clarksdale retired retail sales at Sherman’s Fashions, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Methodist University in Memphis. Visitation was 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 201 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with a Rosary at 10:30 a.m. Funeral mass was at 11 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at St.
Last Thursday, Coahoma’s renowned high school coach received the one award missing from his arsenal. Mississippi High School Activities Association, Inc. awarded Derrick Moore of Coahoma County High School “Coach of the Year” for boys’ basketball.
Senator Cindy Hyde Smith spent two days in Clarksdale this week learning about the community’s successes and enjoying Delta culture.
The Senator’s visit was part of a five stop tour of the Delta Wednesday that began in Clarksdale. Her visit here included stops at PeopleShores and Saf-T-Cart.
Ronald Johnson, 57, of Clarksdale died Monday, April 6, 2020 at Highland of Memphis Nursing Home in Memphis.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.
Delta Burial Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Rebbie Buckley, 98, of Charleston, died Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at her home.
Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.