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Martha Lou Fox Farris

Martha Lou Fox Farris, 88, a homemaker from Clarksdale, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at home. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Oakridge Cemetery.




Jeptha Marchant Gates

Jeptha Marchant Gates, Sr., 74, crossed over on Friday, May 17, 2019. Anyone who knew him felt his amazing spirit. His kindness and quick wit held everyone's attention. Jep was passionate about duck hunting, conservation and soil health.


Michael Ray Bell

Michael Ray Bell, Sr., 65, an Owner/Operator Bell Sheetrock, passed away May 28, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Oxford, MS. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in Clarksdale, MS. Funeral services are 2 p.m.


Virginia Sherman Lavender

Mrs. Virginia Sherman Lavender, 96, passed away at her home at Providence Personal Care Community in Senatobia on May 10, 2019. Born on November 6, 1922, at her family home near Charleston, she was the fourth child of Otey J. and Aline West Sherman. Her family was one of the oldest farming families in the Mississippi Delta.



Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, 68, of Jackson, Tenn., died May 21, 2019 of natural causes.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksdale. The Rev. Luster C. Tyler II will officiate. Burial will be at Mt. Eagle Church Cemetery in Dublin.


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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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Lucille Lenard McCoy

Lucille Lenard McCoy, 51, of Memphis, Tenn., died Sunday, March 17, 2019, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

A visitation will be held this Friday, March 29, 2019, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Woolf Funeral Home at 761 McKinley St. in Clarksdale.




Charter school to remain at St. Paul's United Methodist Church next year

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School will remain at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street for the 2019-20 academic year.

Executive director Amanda Johnson confirmed the school would stay in its current location during the February board meeting Thursday night.


Clarksdale Charter School test scores show growth, more work needed

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Test scores for the first half of 2018-19 in the inaugural academic year of Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School showed kindergarteners and second-graders are performing best in reading assessments.

Those and other test scores highlighted discussion during the Monday, Dec. 17 board meeting.


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Sports

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


Obituaries

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