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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.
Coahoma Early College High School lost just one regular season game, but the playoffs is when it really counts.
The Tigers (27-1) were up to the challenge Tuesday night with an 87-36 home victory against Belmont High School in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. They host Holly Springs at 6 p.m. Saturday.
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.
Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr., 82, of Clarksdale retired from Cooper Tire in Quality Control, died Feb. 6, 2020 at his home. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale with burial in the Cook Family Cemetery in Oakland.
Lillie Mae Wiley, 102, of Jonestown died Feb. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. Public viewing is 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home and 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at St.
An investigation is ongoing into the deaths of two inmates at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. The Mississippi Department of Corrections will continue to provide information as soon as it is verified and is committed to providing updates as quickly as possible.
Percy L. Lynchard, the Sr. Chancellor for the 3rd Chancery District of Mississippi has filed qualifying documents Secretary of State’s office to be a candidate for the Mississippi Supreme Court, District 3, Place 3.
Quitman County Community Work Center escapee Walter Lee Lewis is now in custody.
Lewis, 31, was arrested around 2 p.m. Friday without incident in Fulton and will be returned to prison.
It is not known how Lewis made it to Fulton or if he had help making his escape Thursday.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the last of three suspects allegedly involved in a shooting incident at a Valero store near Tunica, Sunday morning where an officer returned fire and wounded a suspect.
Employees at Fred’s in Clarksdale learned Friday their store is scheduled to close, but have not been given a date on when the downtown business will shut its doors.
“Employees are not allowed to talk about it,” said Byron Abbey, a Fred’s employee since 1999. “We have been told very little.”
All of the issues the Coahoma County Tourism office is facing is not stopping interim director Tom Jones from making sure business is running as usual.
Jones has been running things since Kappi Allen’s sudden resignation on Feb. 26 and the state has been investigating the tourism office since.
Regardless of what occurred at Lee Academy ten days ago, the school’s athletic teams had unprecedented success during the 2017-18 school year.
“I prefer to concentrate on the positive aspects of the school year,” Lee Athletic Director Rick Johnston said this week.
The Coahoma County boys are still in first place in their division while the girls are just one game out of the top spot, but even with the success, coach Derrick Moore is not putting all of his top athletes on the court for good portions of the games.
The Lee Academy softball team built a five-run lead in the fourth inning and then held off Indianola Academy's charge for a road 5-3 victory on Monday to open district play with a win.
Indianola Academy put up three runs in the failed comeback.
The Fillies (5-4, 1-0) got on the board in the first inning.