City condemns derelict homes

By FLOYD INGRAM/THE PRESS REGISTER,

City leaders have repeatedly caught grief from their push to condemn and demolish abandoned houses and clean up derelict property.

But less than four hours after putting five properties on notice for cleanup and demolition, a fire at an abandoned home on Cherry Street lit up the sky in south Clarksdale and scorched nearby homes.

 
 
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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.

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Willie D. Peace, 77, of Chicago, Ill., died at his residence March 17, 2020.