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.
I’ve seen your names in the paper.
I’ve seen your lovely faces smiling at us from the Lifestyles Page of the Clarksdale Press Register and the Society sections of other newspapers.
And I guess there is really nothing I can say to stop you, if your heart and mind are already made up about this marriage thing.
Mississippi will get a new state flag, so what do you want it to look like?
On Sunday the Mississippi Legislature, on a vote of 92-23in the house and a 37-14 vote in the senate, passed House Bill 1796 that will change the design of the Mississippi State Flag.
The Junior Auxiliary of Clarksdale need your help to “Stuff The Bus.”
Junior Auxiliary of Clarksdale is working to get students in Coahoma and Quitman County get ready for the 2020-21 and they need the community’s help.
Tatyana R. Anderson, 20, of Robinsonville died Jan. 22, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven,. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Patricia Boyd Giles, 79, died Jan. 17, 2020, at Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, Tenn. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.
The crush started at Walmart Thursday night as the community geared up for Gov. Tate Reeves' order to shelter in place until April 20.
The store was filled with people and sheriff’s deputies were called to enforce a one-person, one-buggy rule.
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.
Terry Lake, 60, of Clarksdale died Jan. 21, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Home. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 31, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Feb. 1, 2020 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church with Elder Leslie B. Howard Sr. presiding. Burial follows at Oakridge Cemetery.
061919 SEN Smith Yazoo pump request
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has asked President Trump to approve the use of temporary pumps in the Yazoo Backwater Area to begin removing floodwaters that have contaminated the region for months on end.
The final two graduations for high schools in Coahoma County will be held this week.
Clarksdale High School’s graduation will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Pinnacle at Coahoma Community College. Taylor Harris is the valedictorian and Aerial Glasper is the salutatorian.
New members of the National Technical Honor Society and the Career and Technical Education Ambassadors of the Carl Keen CTE Center were inducted on Jan. 9. NTHS advisor Wilma Bays and CTE ambassadors advisor Shirlaurence Fair inducted the new members.
The Carl Keen Career Technical Education ambassadors for the 2019-20 school year were inducted during a special ceremony Thursday afternoon.
The CTE program is part of the Clarksdale Municipal School District and focuses on preparing students for the workforce.
The Coahoma Community College Football Program will hold a tryout on Friday, February 22 at the James E. Miller Stadium, located at 3240 Friars Point Road; Clarksdale, Mississippi. With registration beginning at 9:30 a.m., it will continue until 4:00 p.m.