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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.

Betty Pike

Betty Pike, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 in Round Lake Beach, Ill.

Betty was born in Drew on Oct. 6, 1933. She owned and operated Nellie May's gift shop in Clarksdale for many years. She also ran Kathryn’s on Moon Lake with her husband Bob. Betty was a lifelong animal lover and will be missed by her dog Baby.







Vincent Whitehead

Vincent Whitehead, 54, died Oct. 12, 2019 at Methodist University in Memphis, Tenn. Public visitation is from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at a time to be announced. Burial will follow at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.


Earlean Mixon Thomas

Mrs. Earlean Mixon Thomas, 88, died Oct. 11, 2019 at her residence in Clarksdale. Public viewing is from 3 to 5 p.m/ Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. L.C. Tyler presiding. Burial follows at Oakridge Cemetery.



Willie Mae Lester

Ms. Willie Mae Lester, 72, died Oct. 9, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale. Public visitation is Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home from 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral service is at noon Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 at Mary Bethel M.B. Church in Jonestown with the Rev. Owen Robinson presiding.






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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

Weddings & Engagements

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

News

Allegations of an assault have been addressed by Coahoma Community College after the incident... READ MORE