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Author: Josh Troy

By: CA Staff Writer | July 22, 2024 Clarksdale, MS — The excitement was palpable as Tek and Beyond & Ready-To-Read hosted their annual back-to-school giveaway event, providing much-needed school supplies, computers, and scholarships to deserving students....
By: CA Staff Writer | July 19, 2024 Clarksdale, Mississippi - Located at 270 Yazoo Ave in Clarksdale, Mississippi, The Latest Craze is a beloved community store that has recently reopened its doors. Originally established in the...

Christmas at Carnegie reaches out to children

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate The book "How to Catch an Elf" was read to children during the Christmas at Carnegie event on Thursday night. Christmas...

Kids learn basketball at Derrick Moore camp

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate Learning basketball starts with some of the basic fundamentals. That was what Coahoma County High School basketball coach Derrick Moore...

Lee Academy’s Coach Johnston, QB Walker on winnings teams for MAIS All-Star Game

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate All four Lee Academy football players and coaches made contributions in the MAIS All-Star Game for seniors at Jackson Prep...

Christmas tree lighting kicks off monthlong festival

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate A Christmas tree lighting near the Delta Blues Museum Stage kicked off the “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” festival in...

Dorothy Cleark Murry’s book, The Kid Who Ate Strawberry Yogurt, published in August

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate Clarksdale native Dorothy Cleark Murry wanted to encourage people of all ages to try something new and was able to...

Exploring Clarksdale: A Virtual Journey through the City’s Video Tour

In the heart of the Mississippi Delta, the city of Clarksdale beckons enthusiasts and curious minds alike to embark on a digital odyssey through...

Mississippi native Espy helps scholars attain high ACT, test scores

By Josh Troy Clarksdale Advocate Allyson Espy comes from a family dedicated to service. Espy’s father, Chuck Espy, is the mayor of Clarksdale. Her grandfather,...

Mayor and Commissioners honor Clarksdale Coahoma Panthers

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate The Clarksdale Coahoma Panthers continue to make a difference in the lives of youth, both on and off the football...

Rick Ross provides Thanksgiving meals in honor of grandparents

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate Clarksdale native Rick Ross, an American rapper and record executive, spent much of his childhood with family on Barnes Street....

Rhymes provides update on I’ll Be Home for Christmas Festival

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate The City of Clarksdale’s second annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas Festival activities will begin on Nov. 30 and...

Care Station serves 1,100 plates of food on Thanksgiving

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate The Care Station in Clarksdale feeds members of the community every Thanksgiving, but it could not happen without a group...

NFL Pro Bowlers, Clarksdale High School graduates Gray, Jenkins host second turkey giveaway

By Josh Troy, Clarksdale Advocate NFL Pro Bowlers Juantavius “JT” Gray and Elgton Jenkins continue giving back to their hometown. Gray and Jenkins, both 2014...

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