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The Rev. Bernard Shannon, Sr.

The Rev. Bernard Shannon, Sr. passed away on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center after a lengthy illness.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at Union Grove M. B. Church in Clarksdale. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.




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.


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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.



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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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Howard Smith

Howard Smith was called to his reward on May 4, 2018, as a result of a heart attack, reaching the age of 83.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1935, in Chickasha, Okla., to Dan and Lena Smith. He was the fourth child in a family of 12 children. At the age of 2, he moved with his family to DeRidder, La.



James Ronald Mitchell

James Ronald Mitchell, 82, died July 11, 2018, at The Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo following a valiant battle with cancer.

He was born Aug. 5, 1935, in Hollandale to J.R. and Gladys Bowlin Mitchell.




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Clarksdale High School will be hosting a jamboree at Coahoma Community College Thursday night to... READ MORE

Obituaries

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