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A bill is working its way through the Mississippi Legislature that will put some teeth into penalties for those found abusing animals. Senate Bill 2658 will increase penalties for cruelty to dogs...
  As many Mississippi communities eye the closing of their hometown newspaper, Emmerich Newspapers is expanding and has announced the purchase of papers in Grenada and Senatobia.
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Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Thursday that Mississippi legislators passed the Mississippi Electric Cooperatives Broadband COVID-19 Act.
  The Clarksdale Police Department is investigating two shootings over the weekend, one on Pecan Street and another at the Southern Inn, with three people injured in these incidents. Clarksdale...

James Edward Davis

James Edward Davis, 70, of Clarksdale born April 27, 1950, died.

Funeral services were 11 a.m. June 12. Burial was at McLaurin Memorial Garden. Visitation was at Century Funeral Home from noon to 5 p.m. June 11.

Century Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Beverly Allen

Beverly Allen, 55, of Clarksdale died June 7, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Public viewing is June 19, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Graveside service is 1 p.m. June 20, 2020 at Heavenly Rest Cemetery with Pastor Kenneth Gooden presiding.

Arrangements are entrusted to Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home.

Malcolm Mabry Jr.

Malcolm Mabry, Jr. of Dublin, born in 1933, was an animal lover, farmer, teacher, artist, writer and former long-time legislator. Malcolm Mabry, Jr. died June 12, 2020 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Malcolm was 87-years-old. He leaves behind the legacy of a life devoted to the betterment of both man and animals.

Jerry Orman

Jeraldine Gregory Orman, 91, of Tutwiler, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her children on Thursday, June 11, 2020.  Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m.