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Weather created issues on the Saturday of Juke Joint Festival weekend for the third consecutive year.

Colleen Buyers from Jade Lake Media out of San Francisco has been putting together a GPS walking tour of approximately 1.4 miles about the history of Clarksdale.

Members of the police and fire departments from the city of Clarksdale and Coahoma County got together Friday for the first-ever Fireman’s Challenge.

At least one member of a board that oversees a youth program in Coahoma County said he has no interest in serving as an advisor.

Dione Thomas believes it’s discipline that makes a good drummer and a willingness to devote countless hours of playing to perfecting the craft.

Two of the top leaders of a state organization geared toward serving industry were impressed with the workforce found in Coahoma County during a recent visit here.




New arrival: Amos Luker Fuqua

By STAFF REPORTS,

Amy and Chip Fuqua, of Birmingham, Ala., announce the birth of their son, Amos Luker Fuqua. 

Amos was born at 9:01 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He weighed 9 pounds and 10 ounces and was 22 ½ inches long.  

Amos is proudly welcomed by his brother, Edgar Fuqua.




Freddie Williams

Freddie Williams, 48, of Tunica, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Tunica County.

A public viewing was held Friday, Feb., 22, 2019, at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.



Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


John Gilbert

On Tuesday, Feb.  19, 2019, God called home John Gilbert, 78. A longtime resident of Tupelo, he passed away at home.

John was born July 21, 1940, to John Amos Gilbert and Dorotha Brewer Stewart in Clarksdale.

He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and “Pops.”





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Obituaries

Curtis Butler, Jr., 56, of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Smyrna, Tenn.