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The Clarksdale Police Department wants everyone to enjoy Memorial Day, so buckle up.

The Clarksdale Police Department wants everyone to enjoy Memorial Day, so buckle up.

A senseless drive-by shooting at a post high school graduation party Saturday night resulted in four people being hit by gunfire with one sent to a Memphis hospital in serious condition.

Firefighter Charles Lane was recognized as the City of Clarksdale's Employee of the Month for the month of April during the board of mayor and commissioners meeting held Monday, April 22 at City...

It was an unprecedented amount of success for high school basketball in Coahoma County for the 2018-19 season.

Offensive lineman Elgton Jenkins is projected to be selected in the first or second round of the NFL Draft this weekend, but the Clarksdale native has not forgotten his roots.


Louis Williams

Louis Williams, 75, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

He was born April 12, 1943, in Yazoo City.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Century Funeral Home Chapel in Clarksdale.

Arrangements are by Century Funeral Home.



Rickie Randall Henderson

Rickie Randall Henderson, 51, of Friars Point, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019.

Rickie was born June 24, 1967.

Rickie was known around the Friars Point community as a handyman and a barber. Rickie was a lifetime resident of Friars Point and a member of Mount Avery Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point.




Danny 'Kirk' O’Briant

Danny “Kirk” O’Briant, 42, of Lexa, Ark., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Lexa.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Lexa Baptist Church with Brother Tommy Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.


Curtis Butler, Jr.

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

A public viewing will be held Friday, April, 19, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.




Kathleen Avant Dew

Kathleen Avant Dew, 59, a homemaker and resident of Lyon, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Mike Dew of Lyon; her mother, Birdie Hughes Avant of Clarksdale; a brother, Randy Avant of Lyon; and a sister, July Ann Avant of Clarksdale.




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