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Tri-County Workforce Alliance provides summer enrichment

By FROM PRESS RELEASE,

Thirty-five sixth through eighth graders from Coahoma and Quitman counties had the awesome opportunity of gaining more knowledge in reading/language arts, mathematics, and science through Tri-County Workforce Alliance’s Academy of Science, Reading and Mathematics for Potential Health Care Professionals, a year-around program that has been in ex



Eddie Stimage

Eddie Stimage, 74, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Meridian Regional Hospital in Meridian. He was born June 16, 1945 to the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred and Johnetta Stimage. He served in the United States Army/E5.




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Shortly after attending Clarksdale crime forum, man shot during robbery

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

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.


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Mamie Nell Williams

Mamie Nell Williams, 74, of Marks, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at Baptist Desoto Hospital in Southaven.

A public viewing will be held Friday, March 1, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the New Paradise Baptist Church in Marks.


Tame turtles remembered

There are times when a writer is too explicit.

The first time it happened to me was right here in Clarksdale. The Clarksdale High School Wildcats played a football game in Corinth one Friday night and were beaten handily. As I remember it, the score was 36-6. The headline I wrote said: “Tame Turtles lose to Corinth, 36-6.”



Spring Initiative students spending Spring Break in Nashville

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Big Spring, which is a group of seventh- through 10th-graders in the local Spring Initiative program, are spending Wednesday and Thursday in Nashville as part of their spring break in an effort to expand their horizons.

All 14 children will be participating in the High Ropes obstacle course, which is a team-building exercise.


Velma Archer

Velma Archer, 78, of Clarksdale died Wednesday April 24, 2019, at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale. She was born on Sept. 6, 1940 in Yazoo City.

A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, May 4, 2019 at St. James Temple Church of God in Christ in Clarksdale. Bishop T.T. Scott will officiate.


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Sports

Lee Academy’s softball team bounced back after finishing as runner-up in its home tournament on... READ MORE

Obituaries

Eddie Stimage, 74, of Newton died on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 at Meridian Regional Hospital in... READ MORE

Social

The Governing Board of the Southern Debutante Assembly introduced the 2019 honorees at a garden... READ MORE

Opinion:

Sara was in town this past weekend and the Ingram household is slowly making the transition from... READ MORE

Weddings & Engagements

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary... READ MORE