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Spring is just around the corner and while we had a blast of cold, rainy weather this week, let me assure you, warm sunny days are on their way.
One of the joys of living in this part of the world is March brings Spring to Mississippi. While the rest of the nation suffers another month of snow, we get the first taste of Spring!
Artifacts, food and fun will be the focus of the Afro Centric Festival set for the Civic Auditorium this weekend.
The doors open at 1 and close at 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be music and merchandise. The event is sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. The public is invited.
Everybody is for progress, but no one wants to change.
But things in this world don’t change unless someone gets out of their comfort zone and goes about the hard work of making a difference in the world. It is so easy and comfortable to accept things as they are and not make the effort to change things for the best.
Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Jean Upton, his son, Mark Alan Upton, his daughter, Sandra Carol Brooks, and his parents, Bessie Jane and Relder Dewitt Upton.
When the fire alarm goes off, Clarksdale firefighters respond and face the same dangers whether it is an accidental fire or arson.
Clarksdale Fire Chief Rocky Nabors said the department responded to a call earlier this week that is believed to be arson and thankfully none of his men were hurt.
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.
How do you know if you have a good ad?
It’s simple: People in the restaurant business know good food, bankers know good banks and newspapers know good advertising.
Funeral services for Jesse Ling Joe, 86, of Clarksdale will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at Boone Funeral Home in Greenville. He passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at Delta Regional Medical Center. Burial will be in the Greenville Chinese Cemetery under the direction of Boone Funeral Home in Greenville.
Clarksdale blues music and musicians was the team of two evening features at the 10th annual Clarksdale Film Festival Friday and Saturday nights.
“Walk with Me: Lucious Spiller, Called to Sing the Blues” played Friday at Grandma’s Sports Bar and “The Blues Trail Revisited: A Documentary Memoir” played Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, to Joshua Davis Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Robert Fowler of Clarksdale.
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.
A new 200-bed residence hall for students and 10-unit housing complex for faculty, as well as a renovated dining hall at Coahoma Community College was part of a proposal made before the college's board of trustees on Monday, Jan. 14.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed his sister in the head.
Terrell Starks was charged on Thursday, Feb. 7 and lodged in the Coahoma County Jail awaiting his initial court appearance, which will be held in the Clarksdale Municipal Court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Lou Ann passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Visitation will immediately follow.
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.