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  The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department has reported an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday morning in east Clarksdale.
The costs of doing business are going up and Clarksdale Public Utilities’ is not immune to rising expenses or the risks of providing a service to the public.
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to be a member of the next cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) prog
Carson Douglas Strider, 5, is all smiles after bagging his first buck on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. Strider was hunting on Bowman Delta Farm in Coahoma County with the .243 H&R rifle pictured.

Paul Douglas Borgognoni

Paul Douglas Borgognoni, 87, a Retired District Manager of Life of Georgia Insurance, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Memphis. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at St.

Laskya Monique Allen

Laskya Monique Allen, 37, of Jonestown died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis.

A family viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.

Elizabeth Harlow 'Lisa' Chapman

Elizabeth Harlow “Lisa” Chapman died on Dec. 14, 2019  in Cleveland at Indywood Estates.  Visitation will be at the Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.  A memorial service will be held at the St. George’s Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.

Jean Gong Ong

Jean Gong Ong, 92, of Cordova, Tenn. died on Dec. 9, 2019 at Ave Maria Home in Bartlett, Tenn. Jean was the daughter of the late Sing and Moy (Shee) Gong of Duncan. On Jan. 29, 1953 she married Thomas Ong of San Francisco, Calif. The couple owned T & J Grocery in Clarksdale, Mississippi for 29 years together until their retirement in 1993.

Marsha B. Lentz

Marsha B. Lentz, 66, of Navarre Beach, Fla. died on Tuesday, Dece. 10, 2019. Marsha was born July 29, 1953 in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

After retiring in 2013 she moved from Arkabutla to Navarre in 2014. She was living her dream at the beach.

Tommy Garmon

Tommy Garmon, 84, and a Clarksdale native, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. He was born Jan. 29, 1935. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oakridge Cemetery.

Robert (Bob) H. Waller, Jr.

Robert (Bob) H. Waller, Jr., 77, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 at Bolivar Medical Center.  A visitation and funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Ray Funeral Home in Cleveland with Rev. James Lewis Kellum Jr. and Father Kent Bowlds officiating.

Jimmy Lee Davis

Jimmy Lee Davis, 51, died Dec. 6, 2019 on Highway 49. He was born Oct. 19, 1968.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019 at Century Funeral Home.

Century Funeral Home is handling arrangements.



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