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.
Geoff Abraham, 71, formerly of Clarksdale, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Cumming, Ga., where he had been a patient since Dec. 26, 2019. Funeral services will be held in Atlanta, Ga. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.
Tyronnica Hawkins, 38 died Dec. 22, 2019 on the Coahoma County Highway.
She was born Aug. 17, 1981.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Jan. 4, 2020 at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Luster Tyler officiating. Burial is at McLaurin Memorial Garden.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors elected new leadership this week in a confusing and clumsy way.
The first board meeting of the New Year traditionally has the county board select a president and vice president and then rehire department heads and continue contracts with vendors and contractors for the new year.
Annie Mae Ainsworth, 91, of Lyon and retired from Village Grocery, died Dec. 24, 2019. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.
The holiday edition of Coahoma Living can be found in newspapers of Clarksdale Press Register subscriber’s today.
The magazine features stories and photos of the people, places, businesses and companies that make this community a great place to live and work.
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.
Coahoma Community College had a chance to stay unbeaten in the MACJC North against crosstown rival Northwest Mississippi. Both teams gave everything they had all the way to the end. Coahoma had a one-point lead with 15 seconds left in the game. Northwest’s Jitaurious Gordon was fouled and made two free throws including the game-winner.
Clarksdale hosted a modest economic development event Friday and we host another one this week.
Clarksdale native Aallyah Wright has been named as the newest board member for the Lower Mississippi River Foundation.
Jewel Moore Williams, 91, a homemaker, passed away Dec. 27, 2019 at her home. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Visitation will also be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, with the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.