Mississippi Delta

Buddy Holly.

Today in Music: January 22nd (Sam Cooke’s birthday)

Music history and highlights on January 22nd from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll. 1575:  Queen Elizabeth grants Thomas Tallis and William Byrd music press monopoly in England. 1897:  Blues and spiritial singer “Blind” Willie Johnson born in Pendleton, Texas. 1900:  Microphone inventor David Edward Hughes passes away. 1904:  Founder of New […]

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City of Clarksale Commissioner Willie Turner, Jr.

Commissioner Turner at MML Conference

City of Clarksdale Commissioner Willie Turner, Jr. attends Mississippi Municipal League (MML) Mid- Winter Conference. While attending the conference, Commissioner Turner had the opportunity to meet with Mississippi State Representative Orlando Paden and  Alderman Billy J. Willis of Tunica, MS at the State Capitol in Jackson, MS. The Mississippi Municipal League is the Official Non-Profit […]

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Family and Youth Opportunities Division 6h Annual Martin Luther King Celebration.

Keeping the Dream Alive: Martin Luther King Celebration

Family and Youth Opportunities Division (FYOD), Inc. presents the 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The event was held on Saturday, January 13th in the Flamingo Bay Ballroom at the Isle of Capri Casino.  The well attended Clarksdale event included talks on Martin Luther King’s life and legacy, a look at current and future […]

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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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City of Clarksdale website home page.

A Big Day: attracting People to Your New City Website

Yesterday was a big day on your new City of Clarkdale website.  The site had 3,296 views, and virtually every one of your sites 250 plus pages were hit.  And this all happened on a Sunday  (image of website activity at bottom of this page). A result of all of the site activity discussed below, […]

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Clarksdale Police Department training at Delta Manor.

CPD Delta Manor Training

The Clarksdale Police Department just completed a  training session at Delta Manor.  The training included instruction to some of their staff on how to take a set of fingerprints onto a standard ten print card.  After this training, Delta Manor will be able to get fingerprints on their own people.  As a result of this […]

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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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