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Ray Owens

Ray Owens, 83, from Lyon and a retired business owner of Owens Custom Marble, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2019.

Mary Wheasler Meredith

Mary Wheasler Meredith, 95, a homemaker from Lyon, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Lyon Methodist Church in Lyon with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.

Joseph Richard Weeks

Joseph Richard Weeks, 37, a Construction worker, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at home. Visitation is 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Meredith Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 10 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.

Charles Patrick 'Chad' Potts

Charles Patrick “Chad” Potts, 26, passed away on July 7, 2019 at his home in Hernando.

Chad was born in 1993 in Memphis and graduated from Hernando High School.

Visitation was from 4  until funeral service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 both at Brantley-Phillips Funeral Home of Hernando.

Willie Wayne Davis Bolen

Willie Wayne Davis Bolen was also known as “Silly Willie” by her late husband Jack Bolen and had changed her name to Betty Sue in 1955. She was the daughter of the late Alliene and Ira Wilson and the late Eddie Davis who passed away when she was a young child.


Virginia Ralston

Virginia Ralston, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away in Memphis on June 20 at age 94. She died peacefully, after having suffered from dementia for several years.


Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery


Less than an hour after he’d attended a community meeting on crime Monday night, a 44-year-old Clarksdale man was shot multiple times during a robbery at his home.

Darry Jenkins sustained several gunshot wounds in the robbery at his residence along the 400 block of Garfield Street.

Sunflower River crests, but high waters remain


It appears the Sunflower River peaked at nearly 22 and a half feet in downtown Clarksdale at about 9 p.m. Sunday before starting a slow withdrawal.

As of 11 a.m. Monday, the river was at 22.35 feet and starting a slow, steady descent, according to the U.S. Geological Survey's river gage located at downtown Clarksdale.


Clarksdale senior lineman Dae’jon Sonley (44) and sophomore middle linebacker De’meric Strong (25) prepare for a defensive play against Itawamba Agricultural.

Battle of Wildcats


Clarksdale High School is on the road for the second round of the postseason when it travels to Louisville at 7 p.m. Friday.

For the Clarksdale Wildcats (7-4, 3-1), they are coming off of a 21-16 home in in the first round of the playoffs against Itawamba Agricultural High School.

Roberta Smith DeFord

Roberta Smith DeFord, 97, passed away Monday, May 7 in Starkville. She was a longtime resident of Duncan and had moved to Starkville 3 years ago. She was a member of Duncan Baptist Church.

Trio to appear in court on weapons charges after New Year's Eve event


Three men will appear in Municipal Court on Thursday on charges they were carrying a concealed weapon.

The arrests came after members of the Clarksdale Police Department were called out at 11:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve night, Monday, Dec. 31, to the area around Lincoln and Sixth streets in reference to a report of shots fired.



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