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An audit report earlier this year showed that the Coahoma County Chancery Clerk’s Office was up to six months behind in recording the minutes from meetings conducted by the Coahoma County Board...

Elise Ellington, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Clarksdale’s W.A.

Robbie Linley is the first to admit he should be dead.

While Clarksdale and Coahoma County may share some of the same struggles of businesses and schools in the rest of Mississippi, local leaders believe they stand apart with their ability to work...

Various members of the Clarksdale community came together Saturday morning as part of the first Community Cleanup Day.

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks.

Burdine, Grant headline 'For the Love of Books' fundraiser

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Author Hank Burdine, left, tells a story while moderator Bill Luckett, center, and Richard Grant laugh during Thursday’s fifth annual ‘For the Love of Books’ event at the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale.

The event raises funds for the Community Book Talks Lecture Series, which has featured a number of authors throughout the years.





Jessie Mae Ford

Jessie Mae Ford, 101, of Clarksdale, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at her home.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 8, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home Chapel.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 1 p.m. at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church at 835 Florida St. in Clarksdale.



Dwight S. Walls Sr.

Dwight S. Walls Sr., 65, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at his home in Southaven.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Century Funeral Home at 506 Ashton Ave. in Clarksdale.


June Geneva Stanton Harvey

June Geneva Stanton Harvey, 73, of Jackson, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, at her home.

She was a longtime resident of Rena Lara and an educator for many years in the Coahoma County public school system, teaching at Friars Point Elementary School until her retirement in 1997.






Amelia C. Allen

Amelia C. Allen, 89, of Friars Point, died Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Clarksdale Nursing Center.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 8, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale.


Patrick Campbell

Patrick Campbell, 48, of Jonestown, died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 8, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home at 615 S. State St. in Clarksdale and from 5 to 7pm at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church in Jonestown.


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H.D. King, Jr., 92, who was retired from Wonder Bread, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at... READ MORE