Clarksdale mayor Chuck Espy found a creative way to teach kids the political process. When Dr. Mary Frances Dear-Moton brought the Family and Youth Opportunities Division, Inc., summer youth job readiness program to city hall on Thursday, Espy walked the children through the electoral and legislative process with city government.
When 8-year-old Kaden Cleark stepped into the batter’s box at his Clarksdale youth league baseball game earlier this summer, he wasn’t expecting much.
But when his bat met the ball and it took flight, soaring higher and higher, until it cleared the fence some 120 feet away, pandemonium struck.
Marquis “Marlo” Stevenson never had a father figure in his life.
He was just 7 years old when his father, Andre Judd, died from gunshot wounds on the side of Highway 61 in Clarksdale. No one was ever charged in the shooting.
Annette Stevenson believes her son tried to mimic his father in some ways.
To the Editor,
Clarksdale High School will soon begin construction on a new football stadium that will be located adjacent to the school for the first time in history.
There was a certain something about Jimmy Lee Brown that would get Anna Kunkel’s attention as she looked over the men and women bunched together, seeking shelter, seeking comfort, seeking anything better than what they had.
They were Chicago’s homeless.
To the Editor:
I wish to comment on the story about the athletic complex and officials blaming “naysayers” for investors backing out (May 16th issue of The Press Register).
I have not heard people actually oppose the project, but I have heard complaints for unanswered questions.
With a dwindling population in Clarksdale, Coahoma County and the Delta, it is more important than ever to show unity and work together.
We do not have the resources we once did for everyone to just do his or her own thing from separate corners of the world.
When the 17 wagons powered by teams of mules left Marks, Mississippi, one May day in 1968, the group of children had no idea of where exactly they were headed nor why.
For this group of four boys and two girls, ranging in age from 3 to 9 years old, it was one big adventure.
To the Editor:
Your article in the April 11, 2018, edition of The Clarksdale Press Register concerning the April 4, 2018, event at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium commemorating the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. failed to cover adequately the evening’s activities.
The new Amtrak station in Marks has arrived and will be a huge asset to many surrounding communities, including Coahoma County. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was Friday night and many public officials from throughout the state were present to witness the historic event.