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Annie Houston and 10 more appear before CPU Board about increasing bills

From WROX: At yesterday’s meeting the Clarksdale Public Utilities commission again heard from Clarksdale resident Annie Houston.  When she addressed the board in July regarding high electric bills board chairman Freddie Davis promised a “full investigation” would be undertaken; he reiterated that yesterday adding “we understand and are listening”. Ms. Houston was accompanied by 8 […]

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Clarksdale singer and saxephone player, Jackie Brenston.

Song 2 Day: Rocket 88 (rock n’ roll happens here too)

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Celebrating Jackie Brenston on his birthday, he was born here in Clarksdale in 1930. “Rocket 88” was written by Jackie and Ike Turner.  It was recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis in 1951.  It was released by Chess Records, and they […]

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Clarksdale favorite, "Super Chikan" plays tonight.(photo Darrin Phegley / The Gleaner)

Sunflower Blues & Gospel Festival Starts at 6 pm

From WROX: Clarksdale’s 31st annual Sunflower River Blues and Gospel festival officially gets underway tonight at 6 pm with the Delta Blues Museum Band on the museum stage.  More than three dozen artists will play this weekend on the main stage, six acoustic stages and at the Civic Auditorium and all of the performances are […]

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Hampton Inn, Clarksdale.

Mississippi Busines Journal Honors Chawla Hotels

From DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL The Mississippi Business Journal recently honored Suresh Chawla, President of Chawla Hotels as one of the 2018 Top Entrepreneurs and Shelley Cresswell Walker, Director of Emerging Brands and Innovation of Chawla Hotels as one of the 2018 Top 50 Under 40 Business Leaders. The recipients of these awards were selected based […]

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Idea business.

Crank talks… about what Clarksdale needs from CPU

A Crank’s Opinion The current environment at Clarksdale Public Utilities may just be an opportunity to come up with a better functioning, more customer oriented Municipal Enterprise. That’s what CPU is … a municipal enterprise … owned by the citizens of Clarksdale to help improve the quality of life for our citizens and create another […]

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SABC Radio Station.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 3rd (South Africa still can’t live it down)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 3rd from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1852:  The first ever intercollegiate athletic event, Harvard beats Yale in a boat race. 1900:  Firestone Tire and Rubber Company is founded. 1915:   Jump blues singer, songwriter and pianist, Mercy Dee Walton […]

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City Hall, Clarksdale.

City Board Meeting

From WROX During today’s public meeting Clarksdale’s mayor and commissioners heard complaints about the former “Memory Lane” banquet hall at 1604 Martin Luther King.  One year ago the planning commission recommended, and the board approved, a long list of stipulations for new owner Irwin Holmes to operate the business but yesterday resident Nora McNeal said […]

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Clarksdale Coahoma County Tourism.

Tourism Board seeking Legal Counsel in Director Search

From WROX The Coahoma County Tourism board held a special meeting Friday to again close the application window for a new executive director…at least for now.  Search committee members Donald Green and Jon Levingston told the board that the committee wanted a broader pool of applicants, including tourism industry professionals from outside the area, from […]

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Griot Arts Gets iPads from Community Foundation Grant

From DELTA BUSINESS JOURNAL Griot Arts, Inc., the Clarksdale after-school arts program, received a $1,515 grant for their after-school arts programs which offers a creative, compassionate, spiritual, and nurturing community for young people to develop their future. This grant will provide 15 iPad’s, a charging station that can be locked, and an iMac and projector […]

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