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Carey Robinson

Carey Robinson, 69, of Friars Point died Feb. 19, 2020 at St. Francis in Memphis. Public viewing is 2 to 5 p.m. Feb. 28, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home. Funeral service is noon Feb. 29, 2020 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Watkins presiding. Burial follows at Friars Point Cemetery.




Joe Lee Haile

Joe Lee Haile, 82, of Lyon died Feb. 19, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in Clarksdale.

Redmon Funeral Home is handing arrangements.


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Gov. Reeves transfers prisoners from Unit 29

By SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has announced a major prisoner transfer from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman’s Unit 29.

Reeves said the last inmates from Unit 29’s major housing facilities will be removed through this new agreement – fulfilling the promise from his State of the State Address to close Unit 29.




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Jonestown seeks to name streets after two longtime residents

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

JONESTOWN — The Jonestown City Council voted to approve changing two street names after two longtime residents during its monthly meeting in April, but some steps must be taken before everything is finalized.

Madison Street would be named after Betty Baugh, while Harrison Avenue would be named after Celia Gooden.





Clarksdale senior lineman Dae’jon Sonley (44) and sophomore middle linebacker De’meric Strong (25) prepare for a defensive play against Itawamba Agricultural.

Battle of Wildcats

By STAFF REPORTS,

Clarksdale High School is on the road for the second round of the postseason when it travels to Louisville at 7 p.m. Friday.

For the Clarksdale Wildcats (7-4, 3-1), they are coming off of a 21-16 home in in the first round of the playoffs against Itawamba Agricultural High School.


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