Teachers and professional educators understand tests.
Tests are an assessment intended to measure the respondents' knowledge or other abilities.
With that said, we look with mixed emotions on the test scores of Clarksdale Municipal School District and Coahoma County School District.
Each September I celebrate more years than I want to admit in the newspaper business.
I guess you could say it started in West Point with a paper route. It went on to Mississippi State University and my first job at the Starkville Daily News in 1986.
People who choose to live in town give up some choices when they move inside the city limits.
Laws and ordinances let us know what the rules are and are designed to protect the quality of life for the thousands of people – young and old, rich and poor, black and white – who live in town.
I would love it at my house if just once a year, Sara the boys and I sat down and hammered out a budget. We’d work on it for a month with each of my boys coming before Momma and me seeking funds for food, clothing, rent and -- of course -- transportation and leisure.
Clarksdale hosted a modest economic development event Friday and we host another one this week.
Elections are over, football is here and the cotton bolls will soon burst as Clarksdale and Coahoma County enjoy yet another harvest season.
And while your Clarksdale Press Register has yet to determine the quality of the cotton crop in this community, we are pleased with a number of projects that have come to fruition.