Heart Health Fair, Clarksdale, Feb. 2, 2018.

Heart Health Fair- Northwest Mississippi Medical Center

Heart Health Fair!! Sponsored by Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in partnership with Coahoma Community College, Iota Delta Omega Chapter Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, Delta Health Alliance Healthy Heart Initiative and others!! FREE Screenings:  BMI, Glucose, Cholesterol, Blood Pressure & more! Feb. 2, 9 am – noon, in the hospital lobby. February 2 is National […]

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This day in music in the birthplace of the blues... and rock n' roll.

This Day in Music: January 11th

Music notes from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll! 1843:  Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to “Star Spangled Banner” dies at 63. 1911: Actress Hattie McDaniel weds pianist Howard Hickman. 1924: Blues great Slim Harpo is born. 1936: Katie Webster, American boogie pianist (The Swamp Boogie […]

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Clarksdale City Clerk, Cathy Clark, and some of the staff at the City Hall Christmas Party.

City Hall Christmas Party

Friday came with a Christmas party at City Hall.  Attended by the Mayor, Chuck Espy, City Commissioners, Ken Murphey, Bo Plunk, Ed Seals, and Willie Turner, Jr., the City staff and their families, the pot luck lunch and festivities were held in City Clerk Cathy Clark’s offices, and great food, good times, holiday cheer and […]

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New Clarksdale Arts & Culture District signs (in bus station for framing).

New Signs Coming after 1st of Year!

28 New Arts & Culture District Signs The Arts & Culture District Project will add 28 new signs after the first of the year.  These come at public request, and we can be sure that for every sign that appears in downtown Clarksdale, there are a lot of people who are joyful that the honored […]

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Seal of the City of Clarksdale.

Clarksdale Police Department Job Openings

POSITION DESCRIPTION Class Title: Police Officer (Patrol Officer) Department: Police Date: December 21, 2017 GENERAL PURPOSE: To enforce state laws and local ordinances, maintain the public peace, perform police control, investigation, traffic regulation, and to serve and protect the public. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of a police corporal and/or police sergeant, as […]

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City of Clarksdale 2017 Christmas Parade.

After Parade Fireworks Show

Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy posted this short video of the fireworks after the Clarksdale Christmas parade.  Follow the Mayor on Facebook, and enjoy the fireworks below (push up the speaker icon at bottom right of the video to hear it!).

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Bishop T.T. Scott.

Ceremony honoring Bishop T.T. Scott Sign

Bishop T.T. Scott and Mother Hattie Taylor-Scott at a ceremony honoring the mounting of the Bishop’s sign in the historic downtown Arts and Culture of Clarksdale.  Some 50 plus Church of God In Christ leaders, District Superintendents, State Appointed Officials and congregation members attended the early morning ceremony.

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Dec. 2nd: a Day of Civic Pride

The City prepares for city wide cleanup on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 a.m.  Numerous organizations from the city and many citizens of the community will be present and divide into areas throughout the City to help “cleanup Clarksdale”.  Garbage bags were donated by Keep America Beautiful.

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Clarksdale bluesman, Robert "Bilbo" Walker.

Clarksdale Bluesman Passes On

RIP Robert “Bilbo” Walker (CLARKSDALE – via Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art)  One of the last Mississippi Delta bluesmen of his generation has passed. 80-year-old ROBERT “BILBO” WALKER has moved on to his beloved Promised Land. The duckwalking, zoot-suited blues-rocker had been undergoing cancer-related treatments in California since his King Biscuit and Clarksdale’s […]

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