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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.
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, Thomas McCay Luster, loving husband and father, finished the race after 93 years and went to be with the Lord from his home in Clarksdale.
Reba Joan "Joanie" Collins, 73, a retired registered nurse with Dr. Marshall Ellis, died Feb. 5, 2020 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Thu. Jan. 30 through Tue. Jan. 21, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
State auditor issues more than $1.1 million in demands; Former tourism director Allen, former CCC employees indictedBy FROM STATE AUDITOR'S OFFICE,
JACKSON – Today State Auditor Shad White announced Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury assembled by District Attorney for the 11th District Brenda Mitchell indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal, and Kappi Allen.
Once the minute hand on the clock struck 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, there were sounds of laughter and good cheer in the Coahoma County Circuit Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Clarksdale.
Barbara Jamison, at left, serves up an offering of John Wayne casserole to Gail Collins, at right, during Friday’s Taste of Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Also shown are Janise Ray, center, and Janette Stokes, back right, as they were manning the table for the Aaron E. Henry Head Start Center in Clarksdale.
While a recent survey shows there is a great concern about crime in Clarksdale, there were few members of the public in attendance at Thursday’s forum where a plan guiding the city’s police department for the next five years was unveiled.
Lee Academy recently named the newest members of the school’s National Junior Honor Society.
Two men have been charged in the burglary of a Clarksdale church.
Jerome Allen, 56, and James Person, 25, were each charged with commercial burglary for the Feb. 5 break-in at the First United Methodist Church at 405 E. Second St. in Clarksdale.
City leaders have repeatedly caught grief from their push to condemn and demolish abandoned houses and clean up derelict property.
But less than four hours after putting five properties on notice for cleanup and demolition, a fire at an abandoned home on Cherry Street lit up the sky in south Clarksdale and scorched nearby homes.
James William “Jim” Shuford, of Clarksdale, passed away on April 24, 2018.
Jim was born on June 26, 1933, to Era and Julius Blair Shuford in Pine Bluff, Ark.