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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.


Coahoma County grand jury indicts 45 in December

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

There were 82 indictments against 45 defendants handed out by members of Coahoma County grand jury that met Dec. 4-6 at the Coahoma County Courthouse in Clarksdale.

There were 23 cases in which the grand jury issued a no true bill which means the grand jury didn’t find enough evidence to charge the defendant with violating a law.



Dickie D. Harris

Dickie D. Harris, 84, a retired salesman, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at his home in Clarksdale surrounded by his loving family. 

Mr. Harris was a dedicated member of Riverside Baptist Church. He always enjoyed time with his family.




Donald Smith, Jr.

Donald Smith, Jr., 59, a retired machinist and welder from Lyon, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Grenada.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors.  He loved his family, especially his grandchildren.


Work on new bus facility for county schools could begin in spring '19

By LARRY LIDDELL / SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

Preliminary work for a $2.5 million bus maintenance facility for the county school system continues to move ahead.

The project is scheduled to go out for bids this spring and be completed within 10 to 12 months after construction begins, said William T. Mills, the principal architect at Mills & Mills Architects in Tupelo.






Rickey D. Walker

Rickey D. Walker, 32, of Sikeston, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Delta Burial funeral home at 429 Yazoo Ave. in Clarksdale.



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Obituaries

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