Name: Doug Borgognoni
Previous political office: None
Political affiliation: Democrat
A contentious battle for a U.S. Senate seat has caught the interest of Coahoma County it appears.
As of Tuesday afternoon, a week before the Nov. 6 general election, 335 absentee ballots had been cast at the Coahoma County Circuit Clerk’s office in Clarksdale.
Former Clarksdale Public Utilities general manager Ray Luhring offered his insight regarding a current trio of administrative employees who are on suspension with pay pending an investigation.
It was announced during Monday’s Coahoma County Board of Supervisors meeting that the value of real property is available for assessment at the Coahoma County Courthouse.
The Coahoma County Youth Outreach program began under the direction of the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors in 2012.
CCYO moved to the Coahoma County Expo Center in 2014.
A day after hearing from both sides in an investigation of three of the top employees at Clarksdale Public Utilities, and less than 24 hours after being served notice of a federal lawsuit against the city, the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners voted Tuesday to a settlement, allowing the inquiry to continue.
Election issues took center stage when the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors had its first meeting in July.
Herman Furniss, 86, of Rena Lara, had been on the Coahoma County Election Commission since it first started. He was elected in 1968, his first term began in 1969 and he has been on the commission for 49½ years.
Dr. Mary Frances Dear-Moton, president/CEO of Family and Youth Opportunities Division Inc., wanted to take her summer job readiness program students for ages 15 and 16 on a field trip this year.
The funds were unavailable, so Moton decided to take everyone to Clarksdale city hall and meet elected officials Thursday morning.