Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act. This legislation will establish a $75 million grant program for the immediate deployment of fiber broadband infrastructure in unserved areas.
Cassandra Wilson has seen a pattern of low voter turnouts for elections in Coahoma County the past several years and decided to do something about it.
Wilson held a voter registration drive at the old Harvest Foods parking lot on DeSoto Avenue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, passing out forms for people to register.
A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs and cats in Mississippi.
The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office responded to a car fire Sunday and their investigation indicates it may have started with someone shooting fireworks from the vehicle.
Deputies and firefighters responded to 1035 Union Street in Tunica and found a gray Dodge Grand Caravan fully engulfed in flames.
Whittie Lockett, Jr., 70, of Clarksdale died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his home.
A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at McLaurin Memorial Garden in Clarksdale.
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.
Despite a massive economic downturn associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Legislature passed its traditional annual bond bill that will add $291 million to the state’s indebtedness.
The Care Station and Mid-South Food Bank will once again host a mobile food pantry food distribution at the Expo Center.
The community is reminded they must register as part of the program to make sure qualified individuals and homes in Coahoma County and Clarksdale are served first.
Funeral services for Ericka Wilson, of Memphis and formerly of Clarksdale, will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 25,2020 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Pearlie Mae Fair, 79, born Aug. 16, 1940, died at Desoto Nursing Home in Southaven Jan. 16, 2020.
Funeral services are noon Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery in Lyon. Visitation is noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
Coahoma County saw no new cases of COVID-19 reported Monday and it was the first time the local number has not increased since the first case was reported March 18.
The county currently has 38 confirmed cases of the disease and one fatality attributed to the disease on April 4.
Police are trained to make split second decisions.
Cpl. L.J. Peters made the right decision Sunday morning and a 2-year-old is probably alive because his quick action.
A call came into the Clarksdale Police Department about 10 a.m. Sunday that a 2-year-old boy had been shot in the torso at 520 McKinley Street.
FRIARS POINT — The names of two streets were officially changed in Friars Point after recent dedications were held to commemorate the occasion.
Rubystine Johnson, 57, of Lula, died May 10, 2018, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.
As I’ve said before, horse racing is not my strong suit. I am not familiar with the rules and do not bet on races.
I watch three horse races every year: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, races that make up the Triple Crown.
Clarksdale does not have a problem with traffic, but it does have problem drivers.
Your Clarksdale Press Register routinely gets calls about accidents and close calls. Sometimes they are mad. Most of the time they just want other motorists to drive as politely and as carefully as they do.