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The City of Clarksdale voted recently to enter the state’s new program aimed a garnishing the state income tax refunds of those who have unpaid fines from a conviction in city court.
Clarksdale, Coahoma County and the rest of Mississippi head to the polls next week to choose our elected officials. I hope we get it right this time.
Transportation Commissioner candidate visits Clarksdale John Caldwell feels the way the state approaches building highways starts at the wrong place.

Sammie Lee Baber

Sammie Lee Baber, 58, of Jonestown died Oct. 22, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Memorial service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding. Arrangements entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home at 315 Desoto Ave., Clarksdale, MS.



Arnett Tillis

Arnett Tillis, 90, born Jan. 30, 1929 to the late Joe Dean and Julia Cox, died in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019. She was a retired teacher from the Clarksdale Municipal School District.




Charles Joseph Fava

Charles Joseph Fava, 52, of Clarksdale, a co-owner of Crossroads Furniture and Properties, died Oct. 17, 2019 at M D Anderson in Houston, Texas. Visitation is Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, 10-11 am at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at St.


Jessie Pearl (Beck) Kirksey

Jessie Pearl (Beck) Kirksey, 83, passed away Oct. 19, 2019 at Walter B. Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville.  Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Service is at 2 p.m. in Meredith-Nowell Chapel.  Burial will be in Memorial Gardens.  Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.



Linda Johnson Kemp

Linda Johnson Kemp, 65, of Atlanta, Ga. died Friday, October 11, 2019 at Christian City Nursing Center in Union City, Ga.

A memorial service will be held at noon Friday, Oct.25, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.

Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.




Sidney L. Avant, Sr.

Sidney L. Avant, Sr., 85, of Batesville retired from Mid State Paving, died Oct. 17, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday Oct. 20, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 21, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.


Annelle Hungerford Hickman

Annelle Hungerford Hickman, 99, of Clarksdale passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at home. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale is handling the arrangements.


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Sports

Former Coahoma County High School principal Lynn Lang came in to his old stomping ground as O’... READ MORE

Obituaries

Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee, 66, of Cordova, Tenn. died Nov. 16, 2019 at her residence. Public... READ MORE

Social

Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee, 66, of Cordova, Tenn. died Nov. 16, 2019 at her residence. Public... READ MORE

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Sara Catherine Hood and Matthew Lafayette Wilson exchanged their personal handwritten wedding vows... READ MORE

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