A Black History Observation

February 23, 2017 in News

Dr. Hilliard Lackey Guest Writer Higgins High School of Clarksdale served for years as top venue for concerts by famous recording artists including native stars from the Clarksdale area: Sam […]

Principal who said prayer boosted scores: license suspended

January 20, 2017 in Education, Religion

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A former principal who said prayer had dramatically boosted test scores has lost her license for 20 years for telling teachers and other workers to correct […]

Clarksdale’s Juke Joint Festival to offer something for everyone

March 31, 2016 in Entertainment

The Mississippi Link Newswire Clarksdale Juke Joint Festival celebrates its lucky 13th anniversary the weekend of  April 16 in the land of the proverbial Crossroads. “If you’re looking for a […]

Mississippi officer shot point-blank in face; police questioning suspect

February 16, 2016 in News, The Buzz

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (AP) — A man believed to have shot a northwest Mississippi police officer point-blank in the face and a man believed to have joined him in an earlier […]

Mississippi teacher accused of cheating on state tests

September 11, 2015 in Education, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education will try to revoke the license of a second Clarksdale teacher it accuses of cheating on state tests. A department news […]

Civil rights icon Aaron Henry gets honor on Mississippi Freedom Trail

August 6, 2014 in News

CLARKSDALE, Mississippi (AP) — Civil rights icon and former legislator Aaron Henry will be honored Wednesday with a marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail. The dedication will be 11:30 a.m. […]

Miss. Department of Education wants $1 million to investigate school cheating

July 25, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education’s new budget includes a request for $1 million to focus on cheating in the public schools. Department spokesman Pete Smith told The Clarion-Ledger  the […]

Mississippi accountability ratings district-by-district (list)

September 16, 2013 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi — Here’s how the 151 Mississippi public school districts in 2013 were rated under the state’s A-to-F grading system for their 2013 performance, along with how they were rated in 2012. Not rated in 2012 were the Clarksdale, Corinth and Gulfport districts, which used non-standard curricula as part of a state-sponsored effort. Sunflower and Drew were separate districts in 2012 but merged for 2013…