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MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Clark is making an impact on youth

Mississippi’s community colleges play an invaluable role in the economic development of our state. Each year our 15 community and junior colleges teach and train about 250,000 students. In addition to regular academic classes, our community colleges offer GED preparation, Adult education, workforce training, and technical educational. This past school year, the community colleges awarded 14,074 degrees which was an ...

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Riverside Hotel provides no-frills Mississippi blues experience

CLARKSDALE — It’s not the Heartbreak Hotel or the Ritz, and George Washington didn’t sleep there. But the Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale is regarded as a history exhibit of blues music. And, oh yes. Muddy Waters did sleep there and Bessie Smith died there. Blues icons roomed at the Riverside from the 1940s to early 1960s as they made their ...

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