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Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr.

Milers Lafeyette Cook, Sr., 82, of Clarksdale retired from Cooper Tire in Quality Control, died Feb. 6, 2020 at his home. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9 at Church of Christ in Clarksdale with burial in the Cook Family Cemetery in Oakland.


Lille Mae Wiley

Lillie Mae Wiley, 102, of Jonestown died Feb. 4, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center in Clarksdale.  Public viewing is 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 14, 2020 at Hornburger-Byas Funeral Home and 5 to 6 p.m. at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at St.


Josephine McCracken

Josephine McCracken, 78, a homemaker, died February 9, 2020 at St. Bernard’s Hospice House in Jonesboro, Ark. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Meredith-Nowell Chapel in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens.



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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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William Glenn Willard, Jr.

William Glenn Willard, Jr., 72, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, at Peter's Reef, Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman, while scuba diving with his family. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at Oakhurst Baptist Church in Clarksdale.


Spring Initiative students spending Spring Break in Nashville

By JOSH TROY / THE PRESS REGISTER,

Big Spring, which is a group of seventh- through 10th-graders in the local Spring Initiative program, are spending Wednesday and Thursday in Nashville as part of their spring break in an effort to expand their horizons.

All 14 children will be participating in the High Ropes obstacle course, which is a team-building exercise.





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Expectations were high as Rick Johnston headed into his third season as the Lee Academy football... READ MORE

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Donald McBride, 72, born May 29, 1947, died Feb. 15, 2020 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis.

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Donald McBride, 72, born May 29, 1947, died Feb. 15, 2020 at V.A. Hospital in Memphis.