Once the minute hand on the clock struck 5 p.m. Friday, March 1, there were sounds of laughter and good cheer in the Coahoma County Circuit Clerk’s Office in the courthouse in Clarksdale.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors will be appealing the Mississippi Supreme Court’s ruling issued earlier this month that would allow the city of Clarksdale to annex three areas currently in the county.
There will be a contested race for sheriff in Coahoma County this year, while the field grew among those seeking a spot on the county supervisors board.
Stacy Lester, 44, of Ohio Avenue in Clarksdale, filed candidacy papers on Monday, Jan. 28 as a Democrat seeking the office of sheriff.
Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.
The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.
Law students with the Greenville-based Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights visited the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, to view the legislative process and speak one on one with some lawmakers. Standing left to right are: Nicole De Los Santos, Ayah Zahi, Janice Craig, Daniel Cirin, state Sen. Robert L.
There will be competition for the seat of tax assessor/collector in Coahoma County in the Tuesday, Aug. 6 primary election.
Rotosca Shanks Harris, 46, of Killebrew Street in Lyon, filed her candidacy papers on Friday, Jan. 11 as a Democrat seeking the tax assessor/collector seat.
A total of 17 people have filed their candidacy papers for Coahoma County elected offices, ranging from county supervisor to county sheriff to county constable.
The Clarksdale Mayor of Board and Commissioners passed three resolutions at a special meeting Friday to go before the state legislature that could cause some changes in the electoral process and lead to funding for projects.
Jonestown mayor Kenny Lester recently being arrested and charged with five counts of felony embezzlement leaves many questions to be answered, but one thing is for certain.
Lester, who previously stated he was unaware of any of the accusations prior to being arrested Dec. 9, said he does not plan to step down as mayor.
While Coahoma County leaders are making a full-on press for another four-lane road or an interstate highway, the top official in the state Department of Transportation for this area says the county comes up short when measured against other areas in Mississippi.