GERMANTOWN, TENN.—Ann Tomlinson Barnett, 93, of Germantown, Tenn., passed away Oct. 29, 2019 at Regional One Health Medical Center. Born in Helena, Ark. on Jan. 22, 1926 to Mr. & Mrs. E.P. Tomlinson, she grew up in Clarksdale.
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A domestic disturbance turned violent with shots fired into a Clarksdale home last week.
The Clarksdale Police Department responded to a report of shots fired at a home in the 500 block of Catalpa Street at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Officers discovered the shooting was the result of a domestic disturbance.
Sammy Brown, 61, of Coahoma died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019.
A family visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 and a public viewing will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
James Hugh Sudduth, 88, a retired Electrician, died Nov. 15, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
Christine (Tina) Dampier McGee, 66, of Cordova, Tenn. died Nov. 16, 2019 at her residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Nov. 23,2019 at New Beginning M.B. Church in Clarksdale. The pastor will be announced later.
Benton Frank Barrett, age 81, of Grenada died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born Feb. 27, 1938 in Bruce to the late William Benton and Jessie Lee (Goforth) Barrett.
Arnett Tillis, 90, born Jan. 30, 1929 to the late Joe Dean and Julia Cox, died in Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 21, 2019. She was a retired teacher from the Clarksdale Municipal School District.
Blaine Cauthen, 49, an owner operator of Mac Geo Oil and Gas Research from Waynesboro, died Nov.1, 2019 at Flowood. Visitation is 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Nov.5, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are noon Tuesday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
The Pig is back.
In a town where residents say they’ve been hungry for another grocery store option, Piggly Wiggly announced Monday plans to build a new store along Desoto Avenue near the Highway 61 bypass.
A man charged in a Clarksdale murder in mid-November made his initial court appearance on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Nikolus TaShawn White, 19, had his request for bond denied by Clarksdale Municipal Court Judge Derek Hopson and White remains lodged in the Coahoma County Jail.
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.
Recount will not affect other races or Aug. 27 runoff election
Four Coahoma County Democratic candidates are asking for an examination of ballot boxes for a wide range of reasons, including alleged voter fraud and polling place errors following the Aug. 6 primary election.
An inch of rain that fell steadily on Thursday, Dec. 27 and the threat of even more rain on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3 has Clarksdale and Coahoma County residents living in flood-prone areas keeping a wary eye on the Big and Little Sunflower rivers.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department As-sistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, July 12 and July 23, 2019.
Anyone with information about these crimes or any other crimes is urged to call the Clarksdale Police Department at 621-8156. All calls remain anonymous.
Call me hardcore, but these old muscles appreciate the differences between my shovel and spade.
I just special-ordered a new hand-made wooden handle for my great-grandmother’s heirloom garden spade. No amount of duct tape was keeping the much-used, cracked one together.
The show must go on.
With Clarksdale Public Utilities general manager Mark Johnson, chief financial officer Steve Reed and director of communications and public relations Chris Campos suspended with pay pending an investigation, others are taking on their responsibilities to try and meet the needs of customers.
To the Editor:
I wish to comment on the story about the athletic complex and officials blaming “naysayers” for investors backing out (May 16th issue of The Press Register).
I have not heard people actually oppose the project, but I have heard complaints for unanswered questions.
The Coahoma Early College High School boys basketball team improved its record to 6-1 by winning two out of three games during recent holiday tournaments.
The Tigers lost to Coahoma County 54-53 in the championship game of the Red Panthers Thanksgiving tournament.