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  JACKSON – State Auditor Shad White announced the Auditor’s office concluded four cases with guilty verdicts for embezzlement and returned nearly $150,000 to taxpayers last month.
  The start of a $5 million series of city projects in Clarksdale began with a simple groundbreaking for a new sidewalk this week.
  Tens of thousands of yellow and orange cosmos, bask in the Mississippi Delta sunshine on the banks of the Sunflower River in Martin Luther King Park this week. The flowers were planted this spring...

Marie Jordan Pepper

Marie Jordan Pepper, 66, of Clarksdale, died Sunday, March 3, 2019, at Martha Coker Green Houses in Yazoo City after a courageous battle with breast cancer.

Marie was born Nov. 9, 1952, in Yazoo City to Charles A. Jordan Sr. and Mabel Norman Jordan.

Charter school to remain at St. Paul's United Methodist Church next year


Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will remain at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street for the 2019-20 academic year.

Executive director Amanda Johnson confirmed the school would stay in its current location during the February board meeting Thursday night.

CHS one month behind in taking over hospital lease; bills getting paid, things running as planned


While the delay is up to one month with Community Health Systems being the lone company on the lease to run Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, bills are still getting paid and the hospital is operating as planned.

Billy Joe Haley

Billy Joe Haley, 53, a retired captain with the Clarksdale Police Department and Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at Methodist Central in Memphis, Tenn.

Billy Joe was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

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.  

Shirley Gee Busby

Shirley Gee Busby, 88, passed away Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Providence Assisted Living in Batesville.

Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at Shiloh United Methodist Church with interment to follow in the Shiloh Cemetery in Batesville. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service.



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