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Juggling Act

By JOSH TROY,

Coahoma County’s population has decreased by close to 3,000 residents since 2010, according to U.S. Census data, and local high school coaches are feeling the impact with fewer talented athletes on their teams.

The estimated population was 26,145 in 2010 and it dropped to an estimated 23,154 in 2017.







Richards is interim superintendent for Coahoma County School District

By LARRY LIDDELL,

Dr. Ilean Richards has been appointed interim school superintendent for the Coahoma County School District and she gave her first report to the district’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, July 10, at their regular monthly meeting.

A longtime resident of Greenville, she is a graduate of McNair High School in her native Belzoni.


Students get chance to see inner workings of Clarksdale city government

By JOSH TROY,

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.




Clarksdale High student gets hands-on medical experience at Emory University

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

A Clarksdale student was able to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience this summer.

Taylor C. Matthews joined outstanding high school students from across the nation at the National Youth Leadership Forum: Medicine, at Emory University in Atlanta.


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Sports

Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night... READ MORE


Obituaries

Frances "Fani" Townsend Atkinson, 93, of Magnolia formerly of Raymond and Drew, went to Heaven... READ MORE