Daily Tidbit for Monday: Starting the week off with a birthday toady are Jennifer Griffith, Johnathan Meyers, and Woody Wilson…happy birthday, Woody, Johnathan, and Jennifer!
The video of the Lee Academy game against Bayou Friday is up on our Sports Pageand in the featured stories above…congratulations to the Colts for an impressive victory. Lee will travel to Batesville tonight for the conclusion of their rain-suspended game against North Delta. The Colts trail 23-27 with about 12:00 left to play in the 4th quarter. The game will resume at 7:00. Congratulations also to the Clarksdale High Wildcats, who trounced Lewisburg 50-21, and the Coahoma Agricultural High School Tigers, who improved to 7-1 on the season with a 50-0 mauling of Byers. And, of course, the Rebels won. All in all, another great football weekend. The Mississippi State Bulldogs remained the #1 ranked college football team in the country, and Ole Miss is sitting right there at #3. Be sure to check out Bubba Burnham’s Between the Goalposts every week for expert analysis and only a modicum of hyperbole as we look forward to the biggest Egg Bowl ever!
Be sure to check the Local Events tab above for the latest goings-on around town…the Coahoma Youth Outreach board has updated the information about their slate of upcoming activities. The Expo Center has been completely transformed, and there are all kinds of events already on the schedule. CYO has plenty of opportunities for people to get involved, and we are looking forward to seeing a lot of activity at the Expo Center in the weeks to come.
Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones
Friday evening, a letter addressed to the Clarksdale Board of Mayor and Commissioners from Coahoma County Sheriff Charles Jones was posted to the CCSO’s Facebook page. In the letter, Jones requests that the board grant him 90 days to take over the Clarksdale Police Department, in order to re-organize it. There has been, as you would imagine, a great deal of conversation about this over the weekend. Click here for Jones initial letter, then click here for a follow-up that was posted slightly later detailing Jones’ plan for when the 90 days would expire. The Clarksdale Press-Register is looking into the board’s response to the letter, and will have a full report in the 10/22 issue of the paper, on stands tomorrow afternoon. There is a lot of misinformation and speculation flying around, and we will cut through all that and present the most accurate information about the city’s response.
On a more positive note, The Deep Blues Festival was a huge success this weekend. There were good crowds at all of the local venues and the weather was perfect. The timing of this event worked well within our evolving festival season calendar, and I hope this becomes a yearly fixture. Kudos to everyone involved, and keep up the great work!