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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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Beer Thief Causes Traffic Mashup

From DELTA DAILY NEWS INDIANOLA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A beer theft in Indianola led to a three-car pileup, a blocked U.S. 82, and long delays for motorists Monday morning. Police say the series of events began when Edwin Sims pulled up alongside a Mitchell Distributing truck and began helping himself to cases of beer […]

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employment rate graph

MS employment at historic high, unemployment near historic low

From WROX: The Mississippi Department of Employment Security reports that employment is at a historic high, and unemployment is near a historic low. In September, the number of non-farm jobs in Mississippi rose by 600 to 1,170,100, the most ever recorded in the state; that’s an increase of over 20,000 jobs since September 2018.  September’s […]

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Students wait for class to start at the 1st Chawla Hospitality Academy class at the Workforce Development Center.

1st Chawla Hospitality Academy Class at WDC

About a dozen aspiring people attended the first Chawla Hospitality Academy Class last evening at the Workforce Development Center. The free job development training is in partnership with Chawla Hotels and Coahoma Community College.  This 4-week class is a training for front desk representatives, guest room attendants and maintenance positions.  The course of instruction includes […]

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Coahoma Community College Choir.

Coahoma Community College to Host Annual Choral Music Festival

Next month, Coahoma Community College will welcome regional Historically Black College and University (HBCU) choirs to its annual Choral Music Festival. Organized and sponsored by CCC’s Lyceum committee, the event is slated to take place on Sunday, November 4, 2018, at 5 p.m. in the Pinnacle and is free to the general public. The festival […]

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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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TFA Teachers Lead in Unexpected Ways

With Students’ Futures on the Line, These Teachers are Leading In Unexpected Ways For immigrant students, it is a time of unease and uncertainty, but these teachers are right where students need them to be – beside them, supporting them. (Note: the Clarksdale teacher from W. A. Higgins Middle School is below. This was brought […]

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Eecole LLC.

Eccole LLC 1st Inaugural Scary Truth’s Panel Discussion

Eccole LLC’s 1st Inaugural Scary Truths’ Panel Discussion and Haunted House Benefiting Displaced Families and Youth Advocacy (What’s Really Haunting Our Youth) Saturday, 7:00 pm., Oct. 27th, 2018 105 DeSoto, Clarksdale Clarksdale, MS and Surrounding Areas ~ Eccole LLC 1st Inaugural Scary Truths’ Panel Discussion and Haunted House is an awakening to real challenges encountered […]

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Issaquena Ave., Clarksdale, Oct. 1939.

A Great Issaquena Ave. Photograph

This terrific image of Issaquena Avenue this month in 1939 comes via Clay Motley, Clarksdale friend and Ph.D. associate professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University.  Image source here. ClarksdaleNews remembers weekends on Issaquena in the late ’50’s and into the early ’60’s.  Even then, the crowds seemed larger than in this image, and […]

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