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The Coahoma County High School boys and girls both won district championships at North Side High School and the opening round of the Class 2A playoffs this week.
Coahoma Early College High School lost just one regular season game, but the playoffs is when it really counts.
The Lee Academy boys basketball team is in the Class 3A MAIS state tournament at Canton Academy beginning with a game at 5:15 p.m. today against Columbia Academy.
Registration for 2020 Youth Incorporated baseball  and softball will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 21  at Bear’s Fitness Center at 1015 Lee Dr. #1.
The Coahoma County Tourism Commission’s $15,000 allocation for the Juke Joint Festival topped the grant approvals for three local festivals coming up in Clarksdale in 2020.

Robert Harvey Waller Jr.

Robert Waller, 77, of Clarksdale, passed away on November 26, 2109, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 30, 2019, at Ray Funeral Home with a Celebration of Life Service following immediately after with Brother James Kellum officiating. A burial followed at 3 p.m.


Elizabeth Virginia Liberty

Elizabeth Virginia Liberty, 91, of Jonestown died Nov. 22, 2019 at Alliance Speciality Hospital in Greenville. She was born Aug. 12, 1928. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown with the Rev. Emanuel Lackey presiding. Burial is at St. James Cemetery in Jonestown.




Lueallar Pryor

Lueallar Pryor, 97, of Clarksdale died Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.

A family visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 and a public viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.



Richard Hall, Jr.

Minister Richard Hall, Jr. formerly of Clarksdale expired Nov. 5, 2019 in Benton Harbor, Michigan.

A candlelight visual will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at Coahoma Community College in the Magnolia Room.




Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee

Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee, 66, of Cordova, Tenn. died Nov. 16, 2019 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Nov. 23,2019 at New Beginning M.B. Church in Clarksdale. The pastor will be announced later.


Modena Taylor Buchanan

Modena Taylor Buchanan, 91, of Marks died Nov. 9, 2019 in Sanford, Fla. Public viewing is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Nov. 23, 2019 at Valley Queen M.B. Church in Marks with the Rev. Bernard Handy presiding. Burial follows at Belleview Family Cemetery in Hinchcliffe.



Sammy Brown

Sammy Brown, 61, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.

A family visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and a public viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


James Hugh Sudduth

James Hugh Sudduth, 88, a retired Electrician, died Nov. 15, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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Paul Eugene Upton, 89, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.