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Coahoma County, Mississippi

PO Box 98
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: (662) 624-3000
Fax: (662) 624-3040

On the northwestern border of MS, north of Greenville; organized Feb 9, 1836 from Chickasaw cession of 1836. Name Origin: For Sweet Coahoma, known also as Coahoma Sheriff, daughter of the last Choctaw in the area. The name means 'red panther.'

Area (sq mi):: 583.14 (land 554.15; water 28.99) Population per square mile: 52.30
Population 2005: 29,002 State rank: 31 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.30%; 1990-2000 -3.30% Population 2000: 30,622 (White 29.10%; Black or African American 69.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.50%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 30.50
Income 2000: per capita $12,558; median household $22,338; Population below poverty level: 35.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,703-$22,728
Unemployment (2004): 9.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 21.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Clarksdale County seat (19,467)

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    When Baldwin was CEO of Southern Bancorp of Arkadelphia, he worked on a strategic plan for Clark County and on the Delta Bridge Project, a project of Southern Bancorp Community Partners in Phillips and Mississippi counties in Arkansas and Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The second area is in Coahoma County, Mississippi, where presumably cattle carrying the bacteria once were confined.
    The first lateral line (the "Fayetteville Lateral") will originate in Conway County, Arkansas, and connect to Texas Gas' mainline system in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    Forrest got out of the business early in 1859 when he had amassed a fortune sufficiently large to obtain credit to purchase a three-thousand-acre cotton plantation in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The Fayetteville lateral consists of 165 miles of 36-inch pipeline and originates in Conway County, Arkansas, and proceeds to an interconnect with the Texas Gas mainline in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The current Biloxi casino barge will be moved to the Company's planned Coahoma County, Mississippi location, which has a planned opening in the second half of 2000.
    1 Bcf per day, will originate in Conway County, Arkansas and proceed east through the Bald Knob, Arkansas area to an interconnect with Boardwalk's Texas Gas pipeline in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The Company said the increase in net revenues for the first quarter of 1997 reflects the addition of the Country Casino to the Coahoma County, Mississippi facility in the second quarter of 1996, and improved revenues from the Biloxi, Mississippi facility.
    The Company said that the increases in net revenues for the year reflect the addition in the second quarter of the Country Casino to the Coahoma County, Mississippi complex.
    01 per share, related to the May 1996 opening of Country Casino in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The Riverbluff Hotel is located at the entrance to the bridge which crosses the Mississippi River and provides immediate access to Lady Luck Rhythm and Blues and Country Casinos, the two adjacent Lady Luck properties in Coahoma County, Mississippi.
    The Company said that the net revenue increased primarily due to reporting of the full year's operations of Lady Luck Rhythm & Blues Casino Hotel in Coahoma County, Mississippi, which opened June 27, 1994, and income from leasing a gaming vessel and certain equipment to Lady Luck Bettendorf, a joint venture in Bettendorf, Iowa managed and 50 percent owned by Lady Luck Gaming.