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The Better Clarksdale Foundation Clarksdale High School Class Challenge

From THE BETTER CLARKSDALE FOUNDATION by Marin Reddick In keeping with its tenant of youth mentorship, the Better Clarksdale Foundation would like to take this opportunity to recognize the Clarksdale High school Class of 1985 for its efforts in supporting Clarksdale’s youth in continuing education. During the halftime of the inaugural “Blues Bowl” this past […]

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Bust of former slave and U.S. Congressman Robert Smalls.

Reconstruction, can we better understand it now?

Reconstruction, one of the most misunderstood chapters in American history From CBS NEWS produced by Mark Hudspeth Call it the original “Great Escape.” On May 13, 1862, just over a year into the Civil War, an enslaved man named Robert Smalls, who labored on a Confederate steamer in South Carolina’s Charleston harbor, set into motion […]

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DJ Hawkins gets Fulbright Grant.

DJ Hawkins receives Fulbright Grant Award

From THE DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL Millsaps College senior DJ Hawkins has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and study in Russia as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). A biochemistry major from Clarksdale, Hawkins plans to pursue a career as a gastroenterologist. He is the 16th Millsaps student to be awarded a Fulbright grant. “Being […]

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Woodrow Wilson authorizes segregation in federal government.

2 Day in Civil Rights: Segregation Authorized in Federal Government

From 2019 EJI Calendar 1913: President Woodrow Wilson’s cabinet begins government-wide segregation of workplaces, restrooms and lunchrooms. From EJI Timeline President Wilson Authorizes Segregation Within Federal Government On April 11, 1913, recently inaugurated President Woodrow Wilson received Postmaster General Albert Burleson’s plan to segregate the Railway Mail Service. Burleson reported that he found it “intolerable” […]

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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

CPU Board Update: a less than 20-minute meeting

From WROX: Yesterday’s public meeting of the Clarksdale Public Utilities commission lasted less than 20 minutes as the board reviewed financial reports, approved claims for payment and accepted bids to sell four surplus vehicles.  The board meets at 4:15PM on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month in the board room of the CPU […]

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Clarksdale Police Chief, Sandra Williams.

About a dozen attended City police forum

From WROX: At last Thursday’s community police forum at the civic auditorium citizen input from four ward meetings was presented.  Clarksdale residents are most concerned about gun violence, gang activity and burglaries; despite those concerns, people generally feel safe and will report crimes to the police.  The data will help develop a five-year strategic plan […]

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Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

How Do We Stop Government Graft and Corruption?

From THE NORTHSIDE SUN by Shad White “Is Mississippi the most corrupt state in the country?” It’s one of the most common questions I’m asked as your state auditor. Most folks who ask have read a ranking or article based on a study at the University of Illinois-Chicago. The study found Mississippi has one of […]

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Stone Pony Pizza, in the heart of Clarksdale's Arts & Cultural District.

Stone Pony this week

Stone Pony Pizza 226 Delta Ave. Clarksdale Lunch Specials: Monday: Meatloaf or Chicken Spaghetti; Potatoes & Gravy, Lima Beans, Cabbage, Squash, Stewed Tomatoes, Fried Okra; Roll, Cornbread, or Mexican Cornbread Tuesday: Lemon Pepper Chicken or Pork Steak; Rice & Gravy, Pinto Beans, Turnip Greens, Yams, Cream Corn, Fried Squash; Roll, Cornbread, or Mexican Cornbread Wednesday: […]

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