Carolyn Alford Salmon, 89, of Clarksdale, died Monday, May 18, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
After taking a year off, McKinley Scott saw an opportunity to get back into coaching and build a program.
The Coahoma County School District board voted to name Scott the Coahoma County Red Panthers’ high school football coach during the May board meeting. Scott succeeds Mario Lane, who was the coach for two seasons.
Richard Winston "Wimpy" Gilbert, 89, of Clarksdale, a retired Senior Vice President at United Southern, died May 20, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday May 23, 2020 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
With the COVID-19 pandemic interrupting the daily lives of many individuals, retired longtime Clarksdale Municipal School District coach and athletic director Curtis Kemp Sr. decided to give something back to the children in the community.
Something was missing from Clarksdale this Spring.
Tourist from all over this great nation and the world were not walking our streets, in our restaurants and joints, shopping in our stores and sleeping in our hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast inns.
And we missed them.
A single car accident west of Clarksdale Sunday has killed one and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Sunday on Friars Point Road when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.
The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department was called to the scene.
The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating a shooting after a man was dropped off at the emergency room with multiple gunshot wounds.
Markevius Dear told police in the hospital he did not know how he made it to the emergency room of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
The Delta’s new economic development star added yet more sparkle to our community and region this week.
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Higher Purpose Company, a local non-profit organization to help African-American entrepreneurs grow their businesses, announced its spring 2020 cohort will assist 24 individuals in their efforts with a six-month course.
The Department of Employment Security has enough money in the immediate future to pay benefits owed to citizens across the State and pay for additional staff to handle claims, Executive Director Jackie Turner reported to the Senate Economic and Workforce Development Committee on Thursday.
Spring is on the way and now is the time to get a soil sample.
Follow these tips to make your yard or garden thrive this year.
• Define the area to be tested. Divide the property into three different areas (for example, front yard, back yard, and garden). Each area requires its own soil sample box.
I would like to take this time to say thank you.
Once again, many of you have opened your hearts and your homes to me. From downtown to the neighborhoods and out in the county, you have been so kind and generous.
I do honestly do appreciate you all.
Betty Jo Burchfield, 69, a beautician, died May 13, 2020 at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown in Germantown, Tenn. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2020 at Magnolia Gardens in Charleston with burial in the Magnolia Gardens. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.
The data shows 80-percent of the new jobs in any community are created by existing industry.
Clarksdale will see 25 new jobs with the announcement that Saf-T-Cart – a homegrown industry – will soon embark on a $1.5 million expansion at the plant that manufacturers steel carts and welding storage products.
Nickelback James Washup, a 2017 Clarksdale High School graduate, spent the past two seasons playing for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and liked the scheme his coaches ran.
With that in mind, Washup decided to sign with Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Ark., at CHS the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 19.
The Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival will pay tribute to two of its greats, Josh “Razorblade” Stewart and C.V. Veal, this weekend. The two died earlier this year.