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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.
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.
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.
Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School hired the consulting firm Level Field Partners to help finance projects to for new facilities and to eventually purchase the property from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on West Second Street.
I love watching government at work because it gives all of us a true glimpse of what a community will let lead them.
I firmly believe one of the problems of our form of government is we vote for people who look, act, conduct business and have the morals of us.
MS Crime Stoppers and the U.S. Marshals Service are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of escaped Parchman inmate Dillion Dewayne Williams.
Williams and fellow inmate David Lee May escaped from Parchman on Saturday following a riot at the prison.
The following crime reports were released by the Clarksdale Police Department Assistant Chief Vincent Ramirez, Dec. 12 through Dec. 17, 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.
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.
To avoid any misunderstanding, Clarksdale-Coahoma Airport Board chairman David Huggins explained to the members of the board that the anti-collision system for its private plane will be paid through the private plane account and will not involve any government (city or county) funds.
Lucy Moore, 60, of Clarksdale died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo.
A viewing was held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 at Delta Burial Funeral Home in Clarksdale.
To say 2018 was a whirlwind year for Jon Levingston would be an understatement.
Martha Mae Wilder Jenkins, 78, of Clarksdale died Oct. 25, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Union Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Sammie Collins will officiate. Burial is at Carr’s Chapel Cemetery. Visitation is 1 to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Century Funeral Home.
A 21-year-old man has been charged in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital on Monday, Jan. 14.
Malik Howard is accused of shooting Jalen Ross while Ross was sitting in his vehicle in the 1700 block of Sommers Street on Jan. 14. Ross didn't suffer life-threatening injuries, police said.