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Mayor Chuck Espy said he is fighting cronyism in Clarksdale and will open up his appointments to the Clarksdale Public Utility board to a public vote and his appointment to the Clarksdale Municipal School District to a decision by students at the high school.
William Ellis (Bubba) Marquis, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully Dec. 20, 2019 at his daughter's home in Pflugerville, Texas. He was born Oct. 15, 1933.
Visitation was held at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019.
Plans are in the works for Coahoma Community College to build a Student Athletic Family Enhancement Center on campus that could cost an estimated $500,000, according to President Dr. Valmadge Towner.
Martha Jane Cole Campbell, 72, retired Office Manager at the Co-Op in Sumner, died January 7, 2020 at Panola Medical Center. Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Tutwiler with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner.
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.
Eligio Aguilar, 81, a farmer from Clarksdale, died Jan. 12, 2020 at Northwest Mississippi Medical Center. Visitation is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale. Funeral mass is 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Clarksdale with burial in the Shelby Cemetery in Shelby.
Gary A. Boykin Jr., 52, of Hernando, with Mayer Marketing and formerly with the Clarksdale Press Register, died Jan. 3, 2020 at Baptist Desoto in Southaven. Visitation was 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale. Funeral services were 2 p.m.
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.
Ruby Maurice Gordon Willis, 82, died at her home in Stewart on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
She was born in Coahoma County on April 27, 1936, to Odes Lee and Ruby Corinne Robertson Gordon.
She was a retired employee of Choctaw County Schools and a retired seamstress.
Hometown musicians will headline Friday Saturday night
CLARKSDALE – Most blues musicians toiled for years at their craft, producing phenomenal music that continues to influence American culture to this day, but only a few were recognized locally during their day for their artistry and work.
George Chairs, 97, of Clarksdale died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Clarksdale Nursing Center.
A public viewing will be held Friday, June 28, 2019, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Delta Burial Funeral Home on 615 South State St. in Clarksdale.
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