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The Clarksdale Police Department wants everyone to enjoy Memorial Day, so buckle up.

The Clarksdale Police Department wants everyone to enjoy Memorial Day, so buckle up.

A senseless drive-by shooting at a post high school graduation party Saturday night resulted in four people being hit by gunfire with one sent to a Memphis hospital in serious condition.

Firefighter Charles Lane was recognized as the City of Clarksdale's Employee of the Month for the month of April during the board of mayor and commissioners meeting held Monday, April 22 at City...

It was an unprecedented amount of success for high school basketball in Coahoma County for the 2018-19 season.

Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is projected to be selected in the first or second round of the NFL Draft this weekend, but the Clarksdale native has not forgotten his roots.

Roberta Smith DeFord

Roberta Smith DeFord, 97, passed away Monday, May 7 in Starkville. She was a longtime resident of Duncan and had moved to Starkville 3 years ago. She was a member of Duncan Baptist Church.


Channie Mae Abby

Channie Mae Abby, 89, of Clarksdale died Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Delta Regional Medical Center in Cleveland.

A public viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.



Annie M. Parnell

Annie M. Parnell, 84, of Clarksdale, MS died Monday, May 6, 2019 at Greenbough Nursing Center in Clarksdale.

A public viewing will be held Friday, May 10, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.




Robert Partee

Robert Partee, 74, died Monday April 29, 2019, at Greenbough Nursing Home in Clarksdale. He was born on July 11, 1945 in Batesville.

A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Dennis Chapel on Madison Avenue in Clarksdale. Burial is at Heavenly Rest Cemetery. The Rev. Freddie Deshazer will officiate.




Noel Monaghan Russell

Noel Monaghan Russell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Stuart, Fla., from complications from a heart attack he suffered several days earlier.

Noel was born in Clarksdale on June 24, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs.  James A. Russell, Jr. and raised on his family’s farm near Jonestown.  





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Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night... READ MORE


Obituaries

Frances "Fani" Townsend Atkinson, 93, of Magnolia formerly of Raymond and Drew, went to Heaven... READ MORE