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Clarksdale city officials got their first glimpse at the massive projects that lie ahead of them as they prepare to ask voters to approve a $17 million bond referendum this summer that they believe will help ease flooding.

The Corey L. Moore Sports and Recreation Complex in Clarksdale took another step towards becoming reality Thursday when the lead contractor on the project, CORE Construction, hosted a subcontractor fair.

The Clarksdale Police Department unveiled the city’s first substation on Monday and also hired a part-time investigator whose sole purpose will be dedicated to solving the city’s cold cases.

An electrical fire burned down a historical Jonestown home on three-and-a-half acres of land between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.

There will be competition for the seat of tax assessor/collector in Coahoma County in the Tuesday, Aug. 6 primary election.

Etta Turner has been a fixture at the Clarksdale Municipal School District since 1998, but not in the traditional role as an educator.

Eva L. Jones

Eva L. Jones, 64, of 16th Street in Clarksdale, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at her home.

Her funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at noon at the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Lyon with the Rev. Marvin K. Myles officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.


Annie B. Ford

Annie B. Ford, 76, of Clarksdale, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at her residence.

A public viewing will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at Delta Burial funeral home at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale from 2 to 4 p.m. Sorority hour will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. 






Gary Wayne Goff

Gary Wayne Goff, loving husband of 49 years and father of four girls, passed away at age 66 on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019.

Gary was born on April 2, 1952, in Clarksdale to Houston and Minnie Rae Goff.

On Oct. 24, 1969, he married Ardath Irene Murphree. They raised four daughters: Jennifer, Wendy, Priscilla and April.




Trio to appear in court on weapons charges after New Year's Eve event

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Three men will appear in Municipal Court on Thursday on charges they were carrying a concealed weapon.

The arrests came after members of the Clarksdale Police Department were called out at 11:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve night, Monday, Dec. 31, to the area around Lincoln and Sixth streets in reference to a report of shots fired.





Action Club distributes 200 fruit baskets to Friars Point residents

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

FRIARS POINT — The Friars Point Action Club came together this holiday season and put together 200 fruit baskets for the needy and elderly.

The club, established in 1989, also helps kids in the community and is involved with all the different activities in Friars Point throughout the year.


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Obituaries

Peggy Ann Walters, 79, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at the Belmont... READ MORE