Nellie Ann Ellington, 65, a School Teacher, died Jan. 13, 2020 at Baptist Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland. Funeral mass is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.
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Willie McDowell, 55, died Jan. 7, 2020. He was born July 19, 1964.
Funeral services are 1 .m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at City of Truth in Clarksdale. Bishop Clayton will be presiding. Visitation is 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Burial is at McLaurin Cemetery.
Alecia Green, 60, died on Jan. 10, 2020. She was born Sept. 24, 1959.
Paul J. Miller, 86, a retired postmaster of Rena Lara, died Jan. 10, 2020 at Greenbough Nursing Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home.
Patricia Wagner McCandless, 92, of Indianola, passed away peacefully Jan. 11, 2020, at her home.
Lynette Johnson Price, 55, of Clarksdale died at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis Dec. 20, 2019.
Stanley D. Jones, 57, of Clarksdale died Dec. 24, 2019 at his residence. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 2020 at Hornburger Byas Funeral Home. Funeral Service is 1 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020 at the Central Building with the Rev. Bennie Brown presiding. Burial follows at Heavenly Rest Cemetery.
Lee Academy football coach Rick Johnston preached the team concept going into the 2019 season and the athletes are being rewarded.
Eddie B Payno, 56, died Dec. 28, 2019 in Helena-West Helena, Ark.
He was born Oct. 26, 1963.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. Dec. 28, 2019 at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church in Friars Point with the Rev. Artis officiating.
Burial is at Friars Point Cemetery.
Daniel Louis Foster, 82, died Dec. 6, 2019 at his residence. A lifelong resident of Clarksdale, he had recently moved to Yazoo City. He was born on July 28, 1937 in Coahoma County to Harvey Love Foster and Pearlie Posey Foster.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Eric Peacock of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Peacock, to Joshua Davis Fowler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Van Robert Fowler of Clarksdale.
Robert Blake Ashmore was convicted this morning of first-degree murder of Mason Howard, 19, with a 12-gauge shotgun on April 9, 2016 and sentenced to life in prison under the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
The verdict came in a jury trial in second circuit judge Al Smith’s courtroom.
Activity report for Monday, May 13
* 100 block of Ridge Road, a handgun was taken.
* 600 block of West Second Street, nothing was taken. Entrance was through a back window.
A new study released by SmartAsset ranks the top places in Mississippi for small business owners and Coahoma County ranked eighth in the state.
The study weighs three factors: the percentage of people in a county with small business income, the proportion of that income to overall income and taxes paid by small business owners.
Thank you Clarksdale for your hospitality
To the Editor:
Our Lancit Digital Media documentary video crew was fortunate to be in Clarksdale July 30 through Aug. 1, to research material for a new series on “The Blues.”
To the Editor:
I am so pleased to hear that MAP of Easton continues to expand their workforce at their Clarksdale plant, even beyond what was called for in their recent plant expansion.