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... when the report came in that the small Coahoma County town of Jonestown had just experienced a tornado. So I yelled at our photographer, Kenneth Bush, a good man and a good friend, to follow me out there, hopped in my trusty Olds Cutlass and flew low toward Jonestown, located just a few miles northeast of here.
MSZ010-011-020-190915- Coahoma MS-Tallahatchie MS-Quitman MS- 323 AM CDT MON MAR 19 2018 ...A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 415 AM CDT FOR... Southern Coahoma County in northwestern Mississippi... West central Tallahatchie County in northwestern ...

The five counties in the poorest health, starting with least healthy, are Holmes County, Coahoma County, Quitman County, Claiborne County, and Jefferson County. “The time is now to address long-standing challenges like child poverty,” said Julie Willems Van Dijk, director of County Health Rankings ...
Coahoma County School Board member Rico Smith complimented Friars Point Elementary School Principal Latasha Turner on the energy for learning of the students at the school and thanked her for inviting him to visit the school earlier this month. “It made me want to go to school there myself,” he told the ...
Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee board attorney John Henson, right, swears in new board member Johnny McGlown from Coahoma County during last Thursday's board meeting. McGlown was appointed by the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors one year into the term after the passing of former board ...
Director of Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter is proposing a one percent tax levy on the sale of food and beverage at restaurants in Clarksdale and Coahoma County with the proceeds going to the museum. The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors took the matter under advisement at a special meeting ...

A freshman in the No. 11 jersey took center stage at the most opportune time as the Coahoma County boys won their second straight 2A state basketball championship. Freshman center Jai'sheldon Yates, who was the game's MVP, propelled the Red Panthers (29-4) to a 62-46 win over Bay Springs in the ...
The following citizens were arrested between March 2 and March 11. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Johnny Gee, disobeying a police officer; Cory Melton, credit card fraud; Victor Brown, simple assault ...
ARZ058-MSZ010-110730- Phillips AR-Coahoma MS- 1241 AM CST SUN MAR 11 2018 ...A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED UNTIL 130 AM CST FOR... Central Phillips County in eastern Arkansas... Northwestern Coahoma County in northwestern Mississippi... At 1240 AM CST...a ...
COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. - With almost 1,000 people living in Jonestown, Mississippi, there's almost zero police coverage. The mayor of Jonestown, Kenny Lester, said the town's two police officers were let go. Also, the police chief's hours were cut because they weren't doing their jobs. Maryanne ...
... buford extends lafayette's lead to 3 with this drive and bucket.... buford had a game-high 16 points.... commodores down brookhaven 42-37... lafayette faces hattiesburg in tuesday's semifinals.... other scores from today... the ingomar girls crush pelahatchie 70-14... the lady falcons face coahoma county in ...
The following citizens have been arrested between Feb. 13 and Feb. 25. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Andre Magsby, probation violation; Zachary Cooke, simple assault (first offense); Jennifer Cole, simple ...
Morgan Wood spent the past 17 years as an administrative assistant under the two previous Coahoma County administrators. Wood began working for the county under its first administrator Hugh Jack Stubbs and then served when Daniel Vassel, who retired effective Jan. 31, took the position. She has also ...
... to earn the sweep. the semifinal round continues at the state high school basketball tournament in jackson. three area teams in action today at the big house. all three are girls teams. ingomar and coahoma county. fourth quarter....jatyjia jones layin and its a 21 point game....ingomar not done yet.. mallory ...
... happy with their response (Friday)." Brown had six 3-pointers for the game and finished with 22 points. Kadasha Bryant and Isha Patterson scored 11 points each. East Webster improved to 15-11 and will start the Class 2A State Tournament on the road against the loser of Coahoma County and Leland.
A dedication to install the National Registry plaque will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The other locations included the Myrtle Hall Branch Library for Negroes, Coahoma County and the Hattie Casey Elementary School, and Pearl Spann Elementary School, both in Hinds County. Built in 1946, B'nai Israel ...
Coahoma County School District Board of Trustees President Patrick Campbell cannot discuss the suspension of CCSD Superintendent of Schools Xandra Brooks-Keys because “the matter is in litigation,” he said when asked during an executive session at the monthly meeting of the CCSD Board of ...

Teach for America has been changing lives in Mississippi for the past 25 years and the impact for many Coahoma County residents have been personal. An estimated 1,800 individuals have come through the program in Mississippi, according to Teach for America – Mississippi executive director Barbara ...
The following citizens were arrested between Feb. 5 and Feb. 11. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were Katrina Dye, simple assault (first offense); Lorenzo Robinson, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest Kiandra ...
The following citizens were arrested between Jan. 29 and Feb. 4. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Whitney B. Cole, simple assault domestic violence; Patrick Browning, disorderly conduct, contempt of court; ...
Frazier is past president of the Clarksdale Rotary Club, Past Director of the Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce, Past President of the Coahoma County Industrial Foundation, Past Director of the Clarksdale Community Theater, Past Director of the Lula Rich Foundation and the Delta State University ...
COAHOMA, Miss. - The Coahoma Community College Campus Police and the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department are investigating a shooting incident that occurred Saturday evening. The shooting happened on campus in Friend's Hall the evening of Jan. 27. Early reports indicate that one student ...
Admission is just $5 daily thanks to sponsors that include Clarksdale-Coahoma County Tourism and Clarksdale Public Utilities, among several others. A ticket includes all official events at both theaters. After the film screenings and official events each day, attendees can go out on the town for live blues at ...
Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter (CARES) announced a Free Spay/Neuter initiative for Coahoma County made possible from a Petsmart Charities grant. The Free Spay/Neuter program will focus on providing spay/neuter services at zero cost to 500 underserved dog owners in Coahoma County.
The key has been to make grants not across the entire Delta region but instead in a defined area--in this case Coahoma County in Mississippi and Phillips County in Arkansas. Progress must be measured in small increments in the Delta, which has been bleeding population in most counties since the ...
Artist L.V. Hull Kosciusko artist L.V. Hull, touted as the second most famous woman from Kosciusko, is the subject of one of the featured films at this year's Clarksdale Film Festival. The 8th annual Clarksdale Film Festival returns on Friday-Saturday, January 26-27. And organizers said it's going to be “a real ...
Addison Gooden, of Clarksdale, A'Laijha Johnson, of Friars Point, and Zakiya Robinson, of Lambert, recently served as pages for the Mississippi Senate. Pages generally run errands for officials and Senate staff. The three pages from Coahoma County are pictured with Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, right, and ...
The following citizens have been arrested between Dec. 14, 2017, and Jan. 4, 2018. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Terry Kemp, contempt of court; Tra'Vaugn Collins, disorderly conduct; Angela Williams, ...
The Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Coahoma County is now a certified ACT Work Ready Community (WRC). The certification will support Coahoma County in economic development, industry recruitment, and bolster existing industry by linking workforce ...
An organization dedicated to helping families in the Magnolia State has opened a center in Clarksdale. The Family Resource Center of North Mississippi (FRCNM) opened its Clarksdale Campus in September and regional coordinator Carolyn D. Quin was hired in November to provide a variety of ...
Jon Levingston became executive director of the Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation in October 2017. One of his top goals is economic development, and he's worked with former executive director Ron Hudson, city and county government, the Delta Council and ...
The following citizens were arrested between Dec. 25 and Dec. 29. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Kendra Smith, trespassing; Shantavia Jenkins, simple assault domestic violence (first offense); Jeffrey ...
The following citizens were arrested between December 18 and December 25. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Tyeshia Moore, contempt of court; David Glenn Rybolt, Jr., child neglect; Keandrew Maiden, ...
Chafik Chamoun, who recently died at age 85, was known for first owning Chamoun's Grocery and then Rest Haven, but the impact he had on Clarksdale and Coahoma County went way beyond the life as a businessman. Chamoun came from Lebanon to America through Ellis Island in 1953 with his ...
The Clarksdale-Coahoma County Airport Board has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mississippi State University-Raspet Flight Research Laboratory (MSU/RFRL) for the purpose of establishing flight coordination and approval procedures for unmanned (drone) aircraft systems (UAS) ...
The following citizens were arrested between Dec. 9 and Dec. 16. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Arrested were: Rashamond Holmes, attempted residential burglary; Tabitha Davis, assault by threat; Christopher Smith, ...
#Allen lives in Jonestown, Miss., which sits in Coahoma County with a poverty level of 38 percent. Mississippi's three-year average poverty is 20.8 percent, which makes it the state with the highest poverty rate. In 2017, the state's population was 2,892,894; of those, 602,768 lived below the poverty threshold ...
HORN LAKE, Miss. — Law enforcement officials Tuesday afternoon were combing an area in Horn Lake for the last of four inmates who escaped the Coahoma County Jail in August and finally nabbed him. Marquis Stevenson, who was out on bond for murder charges when he was arrested and charged ...
UPDATE: One of the escaped inmates, Cordarius Thomas, has been recaptured and is back in jail. The other three are still at large. COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. -- Coahoma County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for four inmates who broke out of the jail early Friday morning. Deputies say LeAndrew ...
The petition also stated that the proposed charter school would “help to segregate students in Coahoma County, MS and create a dual ...
... Upon arriving at the scene, officers, along with members of the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department, began a foot chase with a suspect.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. —The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Phillips and Coahoma County. The warning is in effect until ...
A release from the Coahoma County Sheriff's Department stated Kennell Johnson, 25, had been missing since Oct. 18. At approximately 6 p.m. ...
The following citizens were arrested between Oct.13 and Oct. 22. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be considered ...
After having opportunities to win all four of its Region 3-2A games and coming up short each time, pride is on the line for Coahoma County as it ...
Coahoma Agriculture School District received a “B” grade, while Clarksdale Municipal School District and Coahoma County School District ...
Visit Mississippi, the tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority, has named Jeff Good, Kappi Allen and Ward Emling to the ...
The following citizens were arrested between Oct. 6 and Oct. 15. It must be remembered that all persons arrested are to be presumed innocent ...
Jackson Police say 27-year-old Jerome Breeland, wanted for the murder of 38-year-old Lataurus Lewis at the Village Apartments around 4 a.m. ...
COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. -- Coahoma County Sheriff's Deputies are searching for four inmates who broke out of the jail early Friday morning.


 

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