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Opinion about Clarksdale Public Utilities.

Some general thoughts on matters CPU

In no particular order, here’s some general opinions and thoughts into the evolving story about our public utility company and its leadership. Something Material? ClarksdaleNews has been talking with some CPU officials.  It is clear that some think the investigation will, or has, revealed something of material consequence on our three suspended executives.  What that […]

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Michael Hunter on the road to recovery.

Call Me Michael (I ain’t Dollar Bill no mo’)

“You been seein’ the McCain funeral, we been watchin’ it,” and with that Michael Hunter floored me again. We talked about McCain briefly, I should’a dug into it more, to better understand what Michael thinks about all of that, but our conversation quickly moved on to Michael remembering the last time we met, and how […]

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Stand Up, Speak Out in Clarksdale.

Dave Speaks Out… and so can You!

One of ClarksdaleNews’ main goals is to give voice to our citizens.  If you feel like you want to say something, or that you don’t have a place to be seen and heard, you got that place now.  All must be within our ethics and standards, of course (here), and we are most interested in […]

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Citizen Comments about Clarksdale from a FB page

ClarksdaleNews found comments from some of our citizens on a Facebook page trail interesting, and worth sharing.  Although all names were in public on that Facebook page, they have been removed here.  Only their comments follow exactly as stated. The Headline: I truly feel sorry for CLARKSDALE! You can go just a few counties away […]

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tourism thinking

Thoughts on Clarksdale Coahoma Tourism

OPINION The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake My hometown has never been short of opinion.  Me either.  Our opinions often come from something we really know about, and most of us are rather sure our opinion is truly informed.  Yet, it’s also […]

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Ken Murphey, Michael Hunter and Willie Turner JR.

A good story, pt 1: Dollar Bill is Michael Hunter, again.

An Unexpected Coming Together to Find a Solution (pt 2 of this story here) The phone rang here late at night after we had just put up the first round of the honorary Arts & Culture District signs in downtown Clarksdale.  It was our State Representative Orlando Paden.  It was a courtesy call that someone […]

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Clarksdale Public Utilities.

WROX Update: What CPU is doing that’s exceptional

OPINION ClarksdaleNews has had recent interactions with CPU with General Manager Mark Johnson, Chief Financial Officer Steve Reed, and Public Relations Director Chris Campos.  There also has been frequent work done with many of CPU’s managers and crewmen.  Much of this involvement had to do with mounting the Arts & Culture District signs downtown, and […]

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