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June 12, 2013, 8:08 pm

Daily Tidbit for Thursday: Today is the Birthday of Kevin Close, Jim Stapleton, and Judy Topinka! Oh, wait; those are all people from Illinois. There are no birthdays in Clarksdale today that we know of! Never mind!

The video of yesterday’s Coahoma County Board of Supervisors' meeting is on the Meeting Videos Page or Click Here.

Also, the video of the Coahoma County School Board’s meeting from Tuesday night is available on the Misc. Video Page. Click Here.

In case you missed it yesterday, there was a shooting on the 200 block of Catalpa Street on Tuesday. Yesterday the Clarksdale Police Department charged a suspect in the shooting. Yeah for the C.P.D.!

Of course, the big news yesterday was the massive buyout of Cooper Tire Company by Apollo Tire Company. There is no word on the effect that the $2 billion buyout will have on the Clarksdale plant. But the first news report did say that Apollo will continue operating ALL U.S. Cooper plants. Keep your fingers crossed!

Today there is a meeting of the Education Goal Committee of the Delta Bridge Project. It will be held at 3:30 @ the C.C. Higher Ed Center on Clark Street.

A reader sent us the following question(s) yesterday and we present it here to lead into the next few sentences: “Why do we have to pay for street sweeping when they don’t sweep, why do we have to pay for these machines when they don’t work?”

While riding down Anderson Blvd. yesterday, we could not help but notice all the dead grass up against the curb of the boulevard and all the garbage mixed in with it. Having lived in the Chicago area and traveled through Detroit, New York, and Los Angeles, we can honestly say that Anderson Blvd. looked like the ghettos of any of those big cities.

We grew up on Anderson and have never seen the street look as bad or ugly as it did yesterday! We were so incensed by the sight that called Commissioner Plunk who expressed the exact same sentiments that we were feeling. He had already called the proper City Department head for action, but as of the last ride we took down Anderson yesterday, nothing had been done to clean up the mess. F.Y.I., the grass was left there by a City crew!

All it takes for a city like ours to go downhill quickly is a City Hall and staff that just doesn’t care! We know for a fact that a lot of people in our City Hall DO care, but obviously someone does not and we hope the new administration will weed out those people and send them on their ways.

If the mess remains this afternoon, we will take photos to share with all of you.

But, to leave you in a better mood, here is a link to something that is just too cute to not share with you. It is a You Tube video that is 1’ 17” long. Click Here for a smile.

Click Here for Jackson Jambalaya.

Click Here for the Drudge Report.

Have a good day Clarksdale and Coahoma County.

June 12, 2013, 9:13 am

Video Tidbit: If you have been waiting for the Coahoma County School Board video from last night's meeting, it is now on the Misc. Video Page, or Click Here.

June 11, 2013, 8:47 pm

Daily Tidbit for Wednesday: Yes, today is a multiple Birthday celebration as Beverly Antici, Cyndi Meredith, Cody Gullick, Jeff Noland, Vicky Rybolt, and Sean Joyner all party hardy on the day of their birth. That’s right; they were all born this morning before you got up! Happy Birthday Sean, Vicky, Jeff, Cody, Cyndi and Beverly!

The video of last night’s Coahoma County School Board meeting is sitting on the desk waiting to be uploaded, so the quicker we do this, the quicker it will be viewable. The reason we did not do it last night is because we were at Dixie Youth Baseball last night a little later than usual due to the All-Star announcement.

The final standings for the 2013 Dixie Youth Baseball League put the team sponsored by Hunt, Ross and Allen in 1st place. Congratulations to all the players on all three teams for playing and making it through such a hard schedule this year.

We would like to take a moment to give a special Thank-You to Jimmy Harris of the Sound Center for supplying the cameras and making a service call to the field last night so that we could video the last two games of the season. And we would also like to thank Henri Alyce Grantham for keeping the official scorebook in the Announcer’s Box and for keeping us straight on who was batting!

Special thanks to Allison Fullilove and Grant Morganti for running the scoreboard during the games. And finally, thanks to all the coaches, umpires, and especially Beth Raiford who put us all together on that magic diamond we call the baseball field.

Your 2013 Dixie Youth All-Stars are, in no particular order, Dalton Hawes, Justin Elliot, Hays Clegg, Harden Belvedresi, Donovan Soldevila, Kylon Lampkin, Landon Wong, Rutledge Agostinelli, Andrew Norson, Matthew Jackson, Cruse Corso and Parker Fullilove. We will see you guys on July 5, 2013 @ Ed Ligon Field for the District Tournament!

There is a meeting today of the Coahoma County Supervisors @ the Courthouse at 2:00 p.m. Larry Binz will do the video for us and hopefully we can get it loaded before we go to bed tomorrow night.

There will be a meeting of the Education Goal Team of the Delta Bridge Project. The meeting will be at 3:30 @ the Coahoma County Higher Education Center (a.k.a., Cutrer Mansion).

And, finally for today, we have been asking you all to take a few minutes to fill out a on-line survey from Ben Earnest, Director of Coahoma County Youth Outreach and Enrichment.  The information collected through this survey will help the Ben and his Board create new and exciting recreational opportunities for our youth. Click Here for the survey.

Click Here for Jackson Jambalaya.

Click Here for the Drudge Report.

Have a great day Clarksdale and Coahoma County!

June 11, 2013, 7:21 am

Addendum Tidbit: The last two regular season Dixie Youth games for this year will be played tonight. The first game starts at 5:30 p.m.. Also, the Dixie Youth All-Star team for 2013 will be announced tonight!