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  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...
JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Corrections continues to investigate how an inmate escaped the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman over the weekend.
  It’s the latest addition for locals and tourist looking for a bite and the rebirth of a building in downtown Clarksdale.



Mary Lee Wilder

Mary Lee Wilder, 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

A public viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial funeral home , 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.


George Harrison Beam

George Harrison Beam, 82, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Baptist Hospital in Oxford.

After graduation from Sunflower High School in 1955, he began a career with South Central Bell, retiring in 1987 with 31 years of service.



State Supreme Court issues ruling in costly conflict between city, county

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Residents in two areas north of Clarksdale will continue to be county residents and not be annexed into the city after a ruling issued by the state’s highest court last week.

The ruling apparently puts an end to a land tussle that dates back eight years and could end up costing local taxpayers nearly $1.5 million.









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