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A public hearing has been scheduled for noon Thursday, Sept. 5 to discuss the Coahoma County Board of Supervisors’ proposal of a four-mill property tax increase for the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) has been named a Winning “W”
Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley is alerting the public of an ongoing scam in the state.
With peewee football season underway, Clarksdale Bears coach Kelvin Stacker is looking to make improvements to his team’s field at David Self Park on Espy Drive.
Clarksdale does not have a problem with traffic, but it does have problem drivers.

Robert L. Fells

Robert L. Fells, 81, peacefully passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 in Nashville, Tenn. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Pearlie Cummings Fells, and their children, Demetrius Fells and Antoinette Morgan, and was predeceased by his mother, Mary Hicks Sharp.





The Rev. Bernard Shannon, Sr.

The Rev. Bernard Shannon, Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Union Grove M. B. Church in Clarksdale. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.



Charles Patrick 'Chad' Potts

Charles Patrick “Chad” Potts, 26, passed away on July 7, 2019 at his home in Hernando.

 

Chad was born in 1993 in Memphis and graduated from Hernando High School.

 

Visitation was from 4  until funeral service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 both at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando.


Joseph Richard Weeks

Joseph Richard Weeks, 37, a Construction worker, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at home. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.



Willie Wayne Davis Bolen

Willie Wayne Davis Bolen was also known as “Silly Willie” by her late husband Jack Bolen and had changed her name to Betty Sue in 1955. She was the daughter of the late Alliene and Ira Wilson and the late Eddie Davis who passed away when she was a young child.


Ray Owens

Ray Owens, 83, from Lyon and a retired business owner of Owens Custom Marble, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.



Mary Wheasler Meredith

Mary Wheasler Meredith, 95, a homemaker from Lyon, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.


Robert Douglas Hensley

Robert Douglas Hensley, 48, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Clarksdale from congestive heart failure. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 and the service  was at 2 p.m. at Riverside Baptist Church. Burial was be at Oakridge Cemetery.


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Sports

Lee Academy’s softball team bounced back after finishing as runner-up in its home tournament on... READ MORE

Obituaries

Eddie Stimage, 74, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Meridian Regional Hospital in... READ MORE

Social

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Opinion:

Clarksdale does not have a problem with traffic, but it does have problem drivers.

Weddings & Engagements

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