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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.

Ronald Wayne Shannon

Ronald Wayne Shannon, 55, of Greenwood, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Greenwood Leflore Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, A.C. and Mildred Gordon Shannon.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Shannon.


Betty Lou Stribling

Betty Lou Stribling, 90, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at the Greenbough Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clarksdale. 

Mrs. Stribling was born in Clarksdale on Aug. 7, 1928, and was the daughter of the late Farrar Huffman Cannon and Mary Ella Findley Cannon.




Jerry Lamar Farish

Jerry Lamar Farish, 67, a retired truck owner and electrician/maintenance employee at SA, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, at his home in Grenada.

Mr. Farish was a member of the Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, VFW in Clarksdale and Marine Corps League in Clarksdale. He served his country in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps.




Coahoma County to receive nearly $8,400 from tax-forfeited property sales

By STAFF REPORTS,

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office is releasing $507,404.48 to 49 counties across the state, and cities and schools within those counties, representing proceeds from recent tax-forfeited property sales. 

Among the counties receiving more than $5,000 is Coahoma County, which will receive $8,394.34 from 11 parcels.







William Edward 'Billy' Pegram

William Edward “Billy” Pegram, 85, of Dundee, died Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, surrounded by his family. 

During his long and full life, he was a farmer, businessman, politician and avid outdoorsman.  He served as a supervisor of Tunica County for five terms and was a member of the Tunica United Methodist Church. 


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