This is the start of the Back to School shopping season and Tax-Free Weekend is Friday and Saturday. It is the weekend when people traditionally shop for their kids and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together before school starts.
If you will look in the bottom left corner of this page, you’ll see the name and assignment of everyone who works at your Clarksdale Press Register.
Mine is Editor and Publisher.
While the Publisher’s job pays better, I relish the Editor’s post.
You hold in your hand the solution to the nations’ toilet paper shortage.
No, you Delta clodhoppers, I mean the news and information that allows you to make wise and informed decisions about your life.
I’ve been around the newspaper business for about 49 of my 59 years, having started out in this profession throwing papers at the tender age of ten in West Point.
Delivering newspapers every afternoon five days a week and then trying to collect for your services on weekends will teach you a lot about business and people.
Reading the Christmas editorials in old bound volumes of the Clarksdale Press Register is always an experience that makes us smile and one that also pulls at our heart.
Your Press Register has always been a mirror of our community and a sobering archive of what is going on in this city and county.