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WROX Radio, Clarksdale, Mississippi.From WROX:

At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale mayor and commissioners builder Chris Collins unveiled his company’s plans to convert the old Clarksdale High School to senior residential apartments.  A grant application will be submitted this week to Mississippi Home Corporation for funds to restore the building’s exterior and Collins was optimistic about its chance for approval, hoping to start construction on 42 units by this fall.   Although abandoned for many years, the structure is sound and lends itself to residential conversion with a library, fitness center, business center and other amenities for residents 55 and over.

In other matters the board heard from the Care Station, which has been feeding 200 people per day since 1987, and agreed to consider their request for a donation from the city; and approved camping on city-owned land on the Sunflower River behind Quapaw Canoe Company during next month’s Juke Joint Festival.


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