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An audit report earlier this year showed that the Coahoma County Chancery Clerk’s Office was up to six months behind in recording the minutes from meetings conducted by the Coahoma County Board...

Elise Ellington, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Clarksdale’s W.A.

Robbie Linley is the first to admit he should be dead.

While Clarksdale and Coahoma County may share some of the same struggles of businesses and schools in the rest of Mississippi, local leaders believe they stand apart with their ability to work...

Various members of the Clarksdale community came together Saturday morning as part of the first Community Cleanup Day.

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks.

Curtis Lee Gary

Curtis Lee Gary, 55, of Sherard, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his home.

Visitation will be held this Friday, March 22, 2019, at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.




Beverly Lenard

Beverly Lenard, 53, of Southaven, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 22, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home, 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.


Jerome Jan Collins

Jerome Jan Collins, 54, of Clarksdale, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at his home.

A visitation service will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 9 a.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home, 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale, with a funeral service beginning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home.



Alice Thelma Cochran

Alice Thelma Cochran, 86, of Clarksdale, died Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home.

A public viewing was held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Delta Burial Funeral Home and a funeral service was held Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale with the Rev. Kenneth Gooden presiding.


Josephine Magsby

Josephine Magsby, 67, of Friars Point, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

A public viewing was held Friday, March 15, 2019, at Delta Burial Funeral Home and a funeral service was held Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Thompson Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Lula with pastor Earl Myles presiding.



Henry L. Phillips

Henry L. Phillips, 70, of Memphis, Tenn., died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Harbor View Nursing Home in Memphis.

Visitation will be held this Friday, March 22, 2019, from 4 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.


Community, churches come together for Clarksdale cleanup

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Various members of the Clarksdale community came together Saturday morning as part of the first Community Cleanup Day.

There were more than 40 individuals who showed up to help clean up a portion of Clarksdale, said Todd Bailey, the youth minister at Clarksdale Baptist Church and one of the organizers of the event.





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Joyce Holloway Simpson, 86, a Clarksdale resident and music teacher since 1958, died Wednesday... READ MORE