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Danny 'Kirk' O’Briant

Danny “Kirk” O’Briant, 42, of Lexa, Ark., passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, in Lexa.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Lexa Baptist Church with Brother Tommy Jacobs officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the church.



Thomas M. 'Tom' Kimbro

Thomas M. “Tom” Kimbro, 78, passed away early Tuesday morning April 23, 2019 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.

The family will receive friends on Friday, April 26, 2019, from 10 a.m. until service beginning at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Kimbro Funeral Home in Marks. Interment to follow in Marks Cemetery.



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Local police officers, firefighters, city officials compete in Fireman's Challenge

By MICHAEL BANKS / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Members of the police and fire departments from the city of Clarksdale and Coahoma County got together Friday for the first-ever Fireman’s Challenge.

The event, held at the Clarksdale Fire Department on Desoto Avenue, was similar to the grueling, physical test that candidates must pass in order to become a firefighter.





Juke Joint Festival attendees travel to North Delta Museum

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

FRIARS POINT — History in Clarksdale and Coahoma County extends well beyond the blues.

Residents of Friars Point attempted to show some of that history during the Juke Joint Festival on Friday when two shuttle bus tours went from the tourism office in Clarksdale all the way to the North Delta Museum in Friars Point.


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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.



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Ashcraft-Habetz wedding

Samantha Nicole Ashcraft and Kenneth Michael Habetz, Jr. were united in marriage Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at four o’clock in the afternoon at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church at Harbour Island, Bahamas.




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Thomas M. “Tom” Kimbro, 78, passed away early Tuesday morning April 23, 2019 at Northwest... READ MORE