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.
Classes began across Coahoma County and Clarksdale this week and if you drive a vehicle we expect you to slow down and be ever mindful that kids are back on the street.
Those big yellow school buses are painted that color for a reason and even a glimpse of that shade should shout caution to any responsible driver.
I am writing about how officers of the law do not put road blocks out to check for driver’s licenses or to see if these drivers have insurance.
The costs of no insurance are passed on to the people that have insurance and cost that group more.
This week I counted up the number of inches of news stories and number of inches in advertising we have run in your Clarksdale Press Register since I got here in May.
It totaled more than 1,400 inches of detailed information in news and advertising about the men and women who will soon become the leaders of Coahoma County.
I had an interesting experience this morning. A city worker came by to pick up the campaign signs which I have placed in my front yard, at the request of Ms. Kim Seals, who was upset with my family for not allowing her to place one of her signs along with the others that were already there.
The fourth Sunday in July has been a traditional family reunion date for both Sara and me for years.
Now, it has been at least 20 years since I went to an Ingram Family reunion and it has been about that long since Sara carried me to one of hers.
This is the start of the summer shopping season and the time of year when people shop for their home, high school graduate and spend a little extra money on a night out or weekend get-together.
And this is also the time of year when community-oriented newspapers urge you to shop at home.