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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.




Noel Monaghan Russell

Noel Monaghan Russell, 63, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, in Stuart, Fla., from complications from a heart attack he suffered several days earlier.

Noel was born in Clarksdale on June 24, 1955, to Mr. and Mrs.  James A. Russell, Jr. and raised on his family’s farm near Jonestown. 


Anthony Ray Saffold

Anthony Ray Saffold, 55, of Clarksdale died June 2, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service is at noon Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Greater Centennial Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Stokes officiating. Burial will be at Heavenly Rest Cemetery in Lyon.


Joseph Lee Robinson

Joseph Lee Robinson, 92, of Friars Point died Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.


Laura Lynn Resneck

Laura Lynn Resneck, 52, a former Teacher in Arkansas, died May 25, 2019 at Baptist East in Memphis. Funeral services were 11 a.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Beth Israel Cemetery in Clarksdale. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale handled the arrangements.

Resneck, a resident of Olive Branch, graduated from Memphis Academy of Arts.


Regina Inez McCoy

Regina Inez McCoy, 91, of Lakeland, Tenn., and formerly of Clarksdale  passed away Saturday June 1, 2019 at home. Visitation is Monday June 3, 2019 from10:30 to 11 a.m. at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday June 3, 2019 at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale.


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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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