Clarksdale Public Utilities Introduces New Employees

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — At yesterday’s meeting Clarksdale Public Utilities General Manager Mark Johnson introduced several new employees to the commissioners and noted that the search for a new engineering and operations manager continues. CPU Communications Director Chris Campos showed recent changes of the cdpu.net website to the board,…



Coahoma County Officials Lobbying In Washington

COAHOMA COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Coahoma County supervisors and Clarksdale city officials are in Washington D.C. this week, meeting with Representative Bennie Thompson and Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker. It’s the first time in many years that city officials have accompanied the county on their annual visit to…





Committe To Determine Oxford Statue’s Fate

OXFORD, MS (Ben Caxton) — Lafayette County supervisors are forming a five-person committee to consider what, if anything, to do with the stone statue of a Confederate soldier that has stood outside the county courthouse on the Oxford town square since 1907. Confederate monuments are under scrutiny across the South….