Daily Tidbit for Thursday: Celebrating with cake and candles today are Mary Beth Fyfe and Sally Townsend Sullivan…Happy birthday, Sally and Mary Beth!
The Lee Academy Jr. High Colts will host a Jamboree tonight, and the Varsity Colts and Wildcats will be in action tomorrow night. The Clarksdale Wildcats will travel to Southaven to take on the Chargers, and the Colts will take on rival Lee Academy in Marianna, AR. Check our Sports Page for schedules. If you can’t make it to Marianna tomorrow, you can watch that game right here on ClarksdaleInfo.com. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00.
The video from yesterday’s Coahoma County Board of Supervisors is online…click here to watch. CEO of Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center William Buck appeared in front of the Board to give an update on the data breach that has taken place at the hospital. Community Health Systems, who operates 206 hospitals around the country, including Clarksdale, Helena, and Batesville, suffered a massive data breach recently when hackers broke into the healthcare company’s computers, stealing personal information on approximately 4.5 million patients nationwide. The Supervisors all had a lot of questions for Buck, who was constrained by the ongoing investigation from providing too many specifics. Buck did say that CHS will provide free identity theft protection services to anyone affected, and that call centers are being set up to provide more information to concerned patients. Check the CHS website for the latest on that, and to see how to sign up for identity theft protection.
Missing canine alert! We got a call from Dr. Grant’s office yesterday stating that one of their dogs had wandered off, and was last seen in the Riverton neighborhood.
“Have you seen me?”
“Baby” has a black body with a tan face (see cute photo to the right). If you spot her, please call 662-627-7254.
The Mississippi Humanities Council announced yesterday the funding of two grants through Delta State, one of which will fund a Civil War Sesquicentennial Lecture Series at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center. CCHEC Director Jen Waller submitted the proposal along with Dr. Charles Westmoreland, associate Professor of History at DSU. Great job, Jen! Keep up the great work!
We also received an article from Bill Bowden at Arkansas Onlineabout the Walton Family Foundation’s continued efforts in Clarksdale and Helena. From 2010-2013, the Foundation made grants totalling 25 million dollars in Northwest Arkansas and the Mississippi Delta, and Coahoma County and Phillips County will continue to be areas of specific focus for the foundation.
It’s going to be another hot, muggy one today…do what you can to keep cool!