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City Hall, Clarksdale.

City Board Meeting Recap

From WROX: Yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale city board was the final one for city attorney Margarete Meeks, who described the last 368 days as an “interesting journey”.  Bill Gresham, who filled in for municipal judge Derek Hopson earlier this month, succeeds Meeks as city attorney; he also works for district attorney Brenda Mitchell and […]

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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

Another CPU Employee Suspension

From WROX: The Clarksdale Public Utility board will discuss another suspended employee at tomorrow’s meeting.  Teena Meredith has worked for CPU for three years as an administrative assistant for two general managers and an operations manager; she says new general manager Curtis Boschert suspended her on October 15th after she refused a demotion and transfer […]

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Traffic checkpoints in town today

From WROX: Clarksdale police will be conducting traffic checkpoints today to make sure drivers are wearing seat belts and children are properly restrained.  The city has received a $33,000 grant from the state which will pay for officers to conduct checkpoints during the next year.

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Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.

Could our Hospital Close?

From WROX: Could Clarksdale’s hospital close by the end of the year?  Curae (cure-A) Health filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August but last week said Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center is losing so much money that it could pull the bankrupt company down before it can sell its three Mississippi hospitals.  The company cites $57 […]

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Clarksdale Coahoma County Tourism.

Job Description and Application for Tourism Director Job

Clarksdale/Coahoma County, Mississippi, Seeks Tourism Director Job Summary: The Coahoma County Tourism Commission is seeking an experienced, energetic and visionary Tourism Director. The Director will lead Clarksdale and Coahoma County efforts to increase visitors through marketing/advertising, grant programs and strategic partnerships. The ideal candidate will bring the experience and connections necessary to drive growth in […]

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City surrenders to CPU.

CPU legal bills mount & questions on public disclosure

From WROX: The legal bills continue to mount for Clarksdale Public Utilities.  This week the board approved payments of $26,536 to attorneys David Hunt and $11,616 to Jim Herring; since September 1st CPU has paid over $107,000 in legal fees to Hunt, Herring and Curtis Boschert.  Herring alone received $36,680 for investigating a variety of […]

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Clarksdale Coahoma County Tourism.

Al Jones elected Tourism Chairman

From WROX: The Coahoma County Tourism board met yesterday and voted for officers for the next year.  Al Jones was elected chairman, Roger Stolle (STOW-lee) vice-chair and Wilhelmina Newson was named secretary; the board also will retain Ed Peacock as board counsel and will seek proposals for a CPA firm to conduct an annual audit. […]

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Judge Derek Hopson.

Judge Derek Hopson is back on the bench!

From WROX: Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson is back on the bench.  Hopson, appointed by Mayor Chuck Espy last year, was suspended last week after he reduced bail for murder suspect Kenneth Haywood from $300,000 to $10,000.  Haywood’s case will go before a Coahoma County grand jury in December; on Monday the city board voted […]

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Disappointments expressed at CPU Board Meeting

From WROX: At yesterday’s meeting of the Clarksdale Public Utilities board, longtime resident Bubba O’Keefe expressed disappointment at the board’s decision to terminate General Manager Mark Johnson, CFO Steve Reed and communications director Chris Campos, citing positive momentum within CPU during their tenure. O’Keefe stated that the public is frustrated by not knowing why the […]

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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

Some understanding of how the CPU 3 termination vote went down

From WROX: The Clarksdale Public Utility board will meet this afternoon at 4:15 and several citizens are on the agenda to speak.  Sheila Bruce will discuss high bills; George Fields will also address billing and other concerns raised by a citizens group; and Bubba O’Keefe has asked to comment on the utility’s overall well being […]

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